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1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201
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Mark your calendars for some or all of the offerings at this two-day event focused on the river in the Central City
We hope you can join staff and other community members in lively conversations about the future of the Willamette River in the Central City area. Come to one or more of the sessions on December 4 and 5 or drop in at one of the designated times to share your thoughts for a successful riverfront area in the heart of Portland.
Willamette River Central Reach Workshop
December 4–5, 2013
1900 SW 4th Ave, Room 7A
|December 4||7:30–9:30 a.m.||Robust River Economy Topic Discussion
Exploring how and where to support and enhance existing and future in-water and rivers-edge businesses
|10–11:30 a.m.||Public drop-in Time|
Healthy River Topic Discussion
Exploring the integration of habitat restoration with uses, including recreation, boating and development
|1:30–2 p.m.||Public drop-in Time|
|4–5 p.m.||Public drop-in Time|
|5–8 p.m.||Vibrant Riverfront Districts Topic Discussion
Exploring ways to enliven the riverfront through connections/access, culture/history, attractions and open spaces, and nearby development
|December 5||4–5 p.m.||Open House to Showcase Workshop Materials from December 4|
|5–7 p.m.||Facilitated Conversation Integrating All Topics|
Light refreshments will be served at all events.
For more information on the CRWG and the December 4 and 5 Willamette River Central Reach Workshop, please contact Debbie Bischoff at email@example.com or 503.823.6946.
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Community discussions on commercial boating, recreation, transportation, river health and riverfront districts on, in and around the Willamette River in the Central City
What’s not to love about the Willamette River, especially in the Central City? Now you can help ensure it continues to be a community treasure for years to come. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability invites you to a two-day open workshop on December 4 and 5 to build on work that has already been done and discuss questions such as:
Central Reach Workshop
December 4-5, 2013
1900 SW 4th Ave, 7th floor
Day One: Early morning, mid-day and late-afternoon public discussions, along with drop-in times between sessions, on:
Day Two: Late afternoon open house and evening facilitated public conversation integrating all river-related topics. For those new to Central City planning, there will be an opportunity to learn more about the CC2035 projects and planning processes.
Agenda and discussion questions will be posted on this blog prior to the workshop.
This event kicks-off the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s forming of a Central Reach Working Group (CRWG) to update the Willamette Greenway Plan for the Central Reach of the Willamette River, along with the update of the Central City Plan. The Central City 2035 (CC2035) plan is being developed by quadrant: the North/Northeast Quadrant Plan is complete, and the West Quadrant Plan and the Southeast Quadrant Plan are currently under development. These three quadrant plans — and the update of the Willamette Greenway Plan — will be incorporated into an overarching plan for the future of Central City. To learn more about CC2035, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/cc2035.
This open-membership group will convene periodically for river-focused discussions, which will holistically consider the river across quadrants and subdistricts, and provide suggestions that inform the larger CC2035 planning efforts, including updates to the Willamette Greenway Plan and code.
Anyone (including property owners) who are interested and have expertise in the following topics are especially encouraged to participate in the CRWG:
For more information on the CRWG and the December 4-5 workshop, please contact Debbie Bischoff at Debbie.Bischoff@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-6946.
First Stakeholder Advisory Group meeting scheduled for November 20
The Southeast Quadrant Plan will be launching its Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) process later this month. The 30-member SAC was selected through an open application process and includes representatives from a diverse group of stakeholders including neighborhood and business associations, a variety of business sectors, institutions, services, property owners and other community organizations.
The SAC will help guide the development of the Southeast Quadrant Plan, which will examine a range of land use, urban design, transportation, environmental and economic development issues in the Southeast Quadrant of the Central City. This work will result in policy recommendations and potential regulatory changes to guide future public and private investment and development in the Central Eastside District of the Central City, as well as two study areas: the Banfield Portal at the northern end of the plan area and Clinton Triangle at the southern end.
The first two SAC meetings have been scheduled:
Both meetings will be held at Multnomah County Offices, 501 SE Hawthorne, Room 315.
All SAC meetings are open to the public and will include public comment periods. Meeting packets with an agenda and other materials will be posted on the SAC Documents page approximately one week before every meeting. Stay tuned for more information about the SAC as the process moves forward.
Don’t miss the chance to weigh in on how you’d like to see the west side of Portland’s Central City develop over the next 20 years
Nearly 50 people attended the West Quadrant Plan Concept Development Open House last Thursday, October 24, and we received some great feedback. Staff will summarize the results of the open house in a future post.
If you missed the event last week, it’s not too late to have your voice heard! The online feedback form is available through 5 p.m. on November 1, here. The form should take about 20 minutes to complete.
As the project moves from concept development to plan development, there will be additional opportunities to get involved early next year. As a reminder, you can always email comments or questions about the project to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The West Quadrant Plan project team will host a Concept Development Open House on Thursday, October 24
The West Quadrant Plan project team will host a Concept Development Open House next week on Thursday, October 24. The event will showcase a series of 10 draft concept maps for the area covering:
Together the 10 layers begin to illustrate a concept plan for the West Quadrant. This concept will be refined based on public comment and feedback from the project Stakeholder Advisory Committee later this fall. The final concept layers will help inform more detailed district-level planning early next year. The maps are available here: land use maps, transportation maps
West Quadrant Plan Concept Development Open House
Thursday, October 24, 2013
4 p.m. ‒ 7 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue
Come join the discussion and tell us what you think about these draft quadrant wide concept maps. If you are not able to attend the open house but would like to provide input on the concept maps, please fill out an online .
Your feedback is important and will be used by the West Quadrant Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) and project team as they work toward a recommended concept. If you have any questions or comments about the open house or the online tool, send them to the project’s email at email@example.com. We hope to see you next week!