Join the discussion about the future of downtown, the West End, Old Town/Chinatown, Goose Hollow, South Waterfront, the university district and the Pearl
The West Quadrant Plan project team will host an Open House on Monday, March 10 to present draft long-range plans for the seven districts within the quadrant and a Willamette River Central Reach Urban Design Concept. Mayor Charlie Hales is scheduled to attend part of the event.
Informed by the West Quadrant planning process so far, along with input from the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC), the draft district plans include long-range goals, policies and actions for each of the following West Quadrant districts:
- The Pearl
- Old Town/Chinatown
- West End
- Goose Hollow
- South Downtown/University
- South Waterfront
Come join in the conversation! Staff from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and the Portland Bureau of Transportation will be on hand to answer questions. The open house will be an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the drafts along with a Willamette River Central Reach design concept.
West Quadrant Plan Open House
Monday, March 10, 2014
4 - 7 p.m.
City Hall Atrium
1221 SW 4th Ave
With Mayor Charlie Hales
Feedback will be shared with the SAC as it considers potential revisions. A West Quadrant Plan, including revised drafts, will be forwarded to the Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council for consideration this summer.
For those not able to attend the event, a “virtual” open house will go online March 11 and remain open for comments through 5 p.m. on March 24. A future blog post will provide more information on this opportunity as well as a link to the site.
Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) turns to district-level work in the new year
At its December meeting, the West Quadrant Plan SAC wrapped up the concept development phase of its work with the approval of the remaining revised West Quadrant-wide Concept Layer maps. Revisions to the original set of draft concept maps were guided by the SAC; they incorporated feedback received from the October open house and online feedback form, stakeholder and association meetings, and individuals contacting project staff directly. The concept maps do not constitute a plan for the area; rather, they will be used to lead/steer more detailed district-level work in the new year.
In January, the SAC will begin the plan development phase of its work, reviewing initial discussion drafts for Old Town/Chinatown, Goose Hollow and South Downtown/University District. The remaining four districts (the Pearl, West End, Downtown and South Waterfront) will be shared with the SAC in February, and a public open house covering all seven districts will be held at City Hall on the evening of March 10.
Developed by pulling from the overall West Quadrant Concept Layer Maps that the SAC spent the last four months refining, these initial drafts are a starting place for discussion, review and revision with the community. The drafts will be revised several times over the next six months as they move through a public process with the SAC, various district groups and associations, and the general public.
Future blog posts will review highlights from each district’s set of draft goals, policies, and actions.
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
- To holistically examine issues and opportunities related to the Willamette River in the Central City, building upon work and comments received to date.
- Develop a Willamette River concept layer to fold into the Central City 2035 (CC2035) planning processes, including revisions to the overall Central City and Willamette Greenway plans and code.
||Robust River Economy Topic Discussion
Exploring how and where to support and enhance existing and future in-water and rivers-edge businesses
||Public drop-in Time
Healthy River Topic Discussion
Exploring the integration of habitat restoration with uses, including recreation, boating and development
||Public drop-in Time
||Public drop-in Time
||Vibrant Riverfront Districts Topic Discussion
Exploring ways to enliven the riverfront through connections/access, culture/history, attractions and open spaces, and nearby development
||Open House to Showcase Workshop Materials from December 4
||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.
To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-7700 with such requests.
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:
- Land use emphasis
- Attractions and special places
- Building height
- Street and development character
- Open space and parks
- Green systems
- Motor Vehicles
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!
Find out more information about the draft concept maps
Read about and see maps portraying the guiding principles for the plan