Portland's Lower Albina and Lloyd Districts have been the subject of intense planning, analysis and work with the community for many months now. Based on ideas captured at previous events and meetings, the N/NE Quadrant Project team has prepared draft concepts for how the N/NE Quadrant area could develop over time. Key choices for eight subareas (e.g., Historic Russell Street and Rose Quarter) are also highlighted.
Portlanders now have an opportunity to provide more detailed feedback on the direction of the N/NE Quadrant. The public is invited to review the concepts, then take the online surveys to comment. A quadrant-wide survey seeks feedback about how the quadrant as a whole could develop over time, and eight surveys will help us work out the future details of each subarea.
The quadrant-wide concepts and subarea choices are displayed in the Land Use, Urban Design and Local Transportation Concept Alternatives Workbook. Please review the workbook before taking the surveys. It may be helpful to reference the workbook while you are taking the surveys as well. Your comments will be used by the Stakeholder Advisory Committee and project team to inform upcoming decisions this fall.
More about the Concepts
Ideas for the concepts were drawn from a number of sources, including examining existing conditions; identifying issues, opportunities and constraints; Stakeholder Advisory Committee and Subcommittee meetings; and the Local Issues Charrette (February 2011).
Quadrant-wide concept alternatives display existing conditions and three concepts based broadly on potential future land use patterns: 1) residential; 2) employment; and 3) a residential/employment blend. Each concept alternative is further illustrated with three related infrastructure systems: 1) mobility; 2) open space; and 3) green systems.
Subarea choices highlight key land use, urban design and local transportation choices for eight N/NE Quadrant subareas. Also included are maps and background information for these smaller geographic areas, with questions specific to each one. The subarea choices and issues will inform the refinement of the quadrant-wide concept alternatives (and vice versa), assist in developing a preferred concept and provide guidance for more focused plan proposals at the subarea level.