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Photo-simulations highlight Barbur Concept Plan Community Forum

Sometimes it’s hard to visualize future changes based on land use concepts. But at a May 3rd community forum about the future of Barbur Boulevard, nearly 50 community members were able to see photo simulations of different possible development scenarios along the southwest corridor. These are not proposals for development, rather concepts to generate community discussion.

City staff and the Barbur Community Working Group hosted an engaging event at the Cedarwood Waldorf School near Lair Hill Park. The audience was presented with background and history of the boulevard, a summary of the corridor's opportunities and limitations, and photo-simulations or visualizations of possible building forms and arrangements for a few areas in the corridor. Participants were able to vote on different scenarios for future development, and the results will be used to help shape the concept plan.

All Portlanders are welcome to make their voice heard about the future of Barbur Boulevard by taking a survey similar to the one used at the community forum. The presentation from the community forum is available for reference.

The survey is open until June 15th.

SW 13th Ave today between Barbur and Bertha               

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One scenario showing a moderate level of mixed use

One scenario showing a moderate level of mixed use along SW 13th Ave between Barbur and Bertha