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Portlanders help shape the future of N/ NE Quadrant’s Lower Albina and Lloyd Districts

Based on ideas captured at recent events and meetings, the N/NE Quadrant project team prepared draft concepts for how the Lower Albina and Lloyd districts could develop over time. They then presented these concepts for public review and comments through an open house, other meetings and an online survey, which posed questions about land use, urban design and local transportation in the area.
The quadrant-wide survey focused on how the N/NE Quadrant could develop as a whole. The results of eight subarea surveys (e.g., Historic Russell Street, Rose Quarter and Lloyd District) will help the project team work out details of smaller geographic areas.

Comments will be used by the Stakeholder Advisory Committee and project team to inform upcoming decisions this fall. The results of the surveys will be shared with the Stakeholder Advisory Committee on Sept. 29, 2011, as well as posted on the project website.

More about the land use, urban design and transportation design proposals for N/NE Quadrant

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). The concept alternatives are described in the Concept Alternatives Workbook.
The quadrant-wide concept alternatives display existing conditions and concepts based broadly on three potential future land use patterns:

  1. Residential

  2. Employment

  3. Residential/employment blend

Each concept alternative is further illustrated with three related infrastructure systems:

  1. Mobility

  2. Open space

  3. Green systems

The subarea choices highlight key land use, urban design and local transportation choices for the 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.
For more information about the N/NE Quadrant Project, please contact Stephanie Beckman at 503-823-6042 or For more information about the Central City 2035 plan, please visit

About the N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Plans

The N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Plans (N/NE Quadrant Project) is a collaborative effort by the City of Portland and Oregon Department of Transportation. It is part of Phase II of Central City 2035, the City of Portland's effort to update the 1988 Central City Plan, providing detailed planning for the Lower Albina and Lloyd District areas. Working jointly with the Oregon Department of Transportation, this pr0ject will also explore options for I-5 freeway and local transportation improvements in the vicinity of the Broadway/Weidler Interchange. For more information visit the project website: