On Thursday, Nov. 29, the CWG and City staff will present the draft concept plan for the Barbur Corridor at a community forum in the Multnomah Art Center. The project team will give a brief overview of the process and corridor wide concept, and participants will be able to weigh in on draft 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.
Input from this community forum will be used to shape and refine the final concept plan, which will then be presented to the Planning and Sustainability Commission, Metro, TriMet, ODOT and ultimately City Council in the winter.
In addition to summarizing the market analysis and catalyzing focus areas, the concept plan includes a series of recommendations and implementation tools to guide and react to future decisions related to infrastructure and transit investments. This will ensure that Barbur, the adjoining neighborhoods and the City are positioned to take advantage of opportunities when they arise in a manner that forwards the community's shared vision.