1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204
Thank you to everyone who attended the December 5 Open House. Over 130 people attended the event to review and comment on the project recommendations.
The 11th Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting was held Wednesday, December 18. At the meeting staff presented the results of the survey that was available both at the open house and online. 437 survey responses were received, and overall there was broad support for the project recommendations.
At the SAC meeting staff also presented plan-view maps of the entire project corridor, showing the locations of all the project recommendations, and preliminary cost estimates for the elements to be constructed in 2015-2016. These maps and cost estimates are preliminary and will be revised during project engineering.
At the Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting on October 17, the project goals were adopted by the committee:
This planning process will update the 2003 Foster Road Transportation and Streetscape Plan, which identified multimodal transportation Improvements along Foster Road from SE 50th to SE 90th Avenues. This effort will revisit and finalize the recommendations in the original plan prior to constructing safety (e.g. curb extensions, marked crossings, medians, etc.) and streetscape (e.g. trees, street lights, etc.) improvements in the stretch of Foster from SE 50th to SE 84th Avenues, scheduled to begin in 2014.
The 2003 Foster Road Transportation and Streetscape Plan was developed via a public process and outlined improvements for the street and sidewalk on Foster Road to improve safety and appearance of the street and support the people and businesses of the surrounding community, from SE 50th to SE 90th Avenues.
In early 2012 the City of Portland was awarded $1.25 million, as part of the 2012-15 Regional Flexible Fund Allocation, to implement many of the improvements identified in the plan related to safety and streetscape. The Portland Development Commission also set aside $2 million for this effort, bringing the total to $3.25 million. The Regional Flexible Funding application, with project locations and descriptions, can be downloaded by clicking here.
Since 2003, the City of Portland has adopted two plans that directly affect Foster Road: the Portland Streetcar System Concept Plan and the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030. These plans call for adding both streetcar and bicycle infrastructure (e.g. bicycle lanes) on Foster Road sometime in the future.
This process will study cross section options that accommodate bicycle infrastructure, anticipate future streetcar as well as confirm and prioritize with stakeholders the safety and streetscape improvements identified in the Regional Flexible Fund grant. These elements will be incorporated into the update of the Foster Road Transportation and Streetscape Plan.
Identify potential changes to the cross section (the space allocation in the public right-of-way) of Foster Road
Identify and prioritize safety and streetscape improvements along Foster, to be constructed starting in 2014
Identify transportation improvements that support and complement the efforts of the Foster Lents Integration Partnership (FLIP) process, a multi bureau effort by the City for the Foster corridor, currently underway.
This process will have a significant public involvement component. In addition to open houses and other public events, a SAC will be established to advise the process. The SAC will include representatives from a variety of private, community, institutional, and business interests. The primary responsibilities of the SAC are to:
Provide two-way communication to groups and constituencies that SAC members represent
Make recommendations on future access and circulation alternatives, transportation improvement projects and project priorities/phasing
Participate in public events related to the study, including, for example, attendance at the public events/workshops, and future public hearing(s) at Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council.
The SAC is expected to meet approximately every 4-6 weeks, though more than a meeting a month may occasionally be needed to keep up with the plan’s schedule. Each SAC meeting will be facilitated to ensure that members can provide input on the plan and that staff obtain direction from the group as a whole on key aspects of the plan. All SAC meetings will provide an opportunity for public comment.
|Dan Campbell||Foster Powell Neighborhood Association|
|Christian Smith||Foster Powell Neighborhood Association|
|Erika Palmer||Mt Scott Arleta Neighborhood Association|
|Marcel Hermans||Mt Scott Arleta Neighborhood Association|
|Nick Falbo||Foster area resident|
|Ty Olson||Bicycle Transportation Alliance|
|Kathryn Doherty Chapman||Willamette Pedestrian Coalition|
|Matt Froman||The Phoenix on Foster|
|Seth Richardson||Meticon Bikes, Foster Area Business Association President|
|Mandy Isaacs||Salon Mojo|
|Kelsey Donogoen||Pieper Café|
|Nancy Chapin||Foster Area Business Association|
|Bob Kellett||Southeast Uplift|
|Nick Christensen||Lents Neighborhood Association|
|Adam Simmons||Lents Urban Renewal Advisory Committee|
|Tyler King||Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Association|
|Sue Staehli||Southeast Works|
|Roseva Saa||Portland Mercado|
|Jeff Bieker||Assurety Northwest|
The planning process is expected to last approximately 10-12 months. At the end of the process a Draft Plan will be developed for adoption by City Council in 2013.
For more information, please contact:
Senior Transportation Planner
Portland Bureau of Transportation
Overview of cross section alternatives and tradeoffs
SAC Meeting #4 materials
SAC Meeting #2 Notes
November 2012 - Final
Project location and descriptions
Agenda, Roles, and 2003 Plan Goals