At their May 10 meeting, the N/NE Quadrant Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) made significant progress on moving forward both Quadrant Plan proposals and the freeway interchange project. Highlights include:
N/NE Quadrant Plan - Zoning and Building Height Proposals
The SAC expressed support for the majority of proposed changes to zoning and building height regulations. Areas identified for additional discussion included mixed-use and employment opportunity subarea zoning in Lower Albina and height regulations on Broadway adjacent to the Eliot andIrvington neighborhoods. These issues will be discussed in more detail at a Subcommittee meeting on May 23 (meeting packet).
I-5 Interchange - North of Broadway Options
The SAC discussed local street configuration options for the area North of Broadway and voted to recommend “Option 3”, which maintains Vancouver and Williams in their current alignment, removes the Flint overpass, and adds a new east-west freeway over crossing extending from Hancock toDixon. This decision resolves the last significant outstanding element needed to form a complete recommended I-5 Broadway/Weidler Interchange project. The next step will be review of the entire project in a draft I-5 Freeway Facility Plan at the June 7 meeting.
See the May 10 meeting packet to review documents and PowerPoint presentations provided at the meeting.
Upcoming Opportunities for Public Comment
There will be two SAC meetings in June, where the public is invited to attend and comment on the draft plan proposals. The June 7 meeting will be focused primarily on the freeway interchange project and the June 28 meeting will be focused on the draft N/NE Quadrant Plan. Additional information and meeting materials will be posted here closer to the June SAC meeting dates.