On November 29, the Barbur Concept Plan Community Working Group and City staff will present the draft concept plan for the Barbur Corridor at a Community Forum in Multnomah Village. The working group of 20 community volunteers crafted the concept – or vision for the corridor – over 14 months of deliberations. It is based on previous community input and includes recommendations for key land use and transportation improvements, which have been tested against current and projected market conditions.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 5:45pm
Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium: 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland
Review information, chat with staff, enjoy refreshments
Brief project overview / Q&A
Table discussion of focus areas
At the community forum, the project team will give a brief overview of the process and corridor-wide concept. Then participants will be asked to weigh in on possible development concepts for seven focus areas along Barbur, including PCC-Sylvania, Crossroads, 26th Avenue, Capitol Hill, 13th Avenue,Hamilton, and the Kelly Area. Participants will also help identify other critical recommendations that will transform Barbur into a more vibrant, walkable and enjoyable place to work and live.
In addition to providing feedback on the development alternatives and recommendations, community members will have an opportunity to learn more about work done to date on the Barbur Concept Plan, its connection to the larger regional Southwest Corridor Plan, and how to stay involved and informed.
There are opportunities at SW 13th and Barbur to create a walkable retail main street, by adding a signal at SW 13th to improve pedestrian crossing safety and also allow vehicles to turn. SW 13th could also possibly be extended to connect with Multnomah, to potentially activate this area on the south side of Barbur.