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PSC News: May 3, 2012 meeting recap and documents

Limited Tax Exemption Programmatic Changes briefing; Single-Family LTE Map Amendment hearing/decision

The Planning and Sustainability Commission met on Thursday, May 3, 2012.

Agenda: 

  • Limited Tax Exemption Programmatic Changes - briefing
  • Single-Family LTE Map Amendment - hearing/recommendation

Meeting files:

Meeting minutes, documents and audio recordings of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings may be found at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/webdrawer/search/rec?sm_clastext=Planning%20and%20Sustainability%20Commission&sort1=rs_dateCreated&count&rows=50.

 

PSC News: May 8, 2012 meeting recap and documents

Schools Background Report hearing/recommendation; West Hayden Island Project Update briefing; Lands Inventory and Employment Opportunity Analysis hearing

The Planning and Sustainability Commission met on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

Agenda: 

  • Portland Plan: Schools Background Report – hearing / recommendation
  • West Hayden Island Project Update – briefing
  • Portland Plan: Buildable Lands Inventory and Employment Opportunity Analysis – hearing

Meeting files:

Meeting minutes, documents and audio recordings of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings may be found at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/webdrawer/search/rec?sm_clastext=Planning%20and%20Sustainability%20Commission&sort1=rs_dateCreated&count&rows=50.

 

Recap of the May N/NE Quadrant SAC Meeting

Opportunities for Public Comment Coming in June

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.

 

CC2035 Steering Committee Revises Housing, River, and Green Goals

The Central City 2035 Steering Committee discussed three areas of the policy framework in its sixth meeting on 5/17/12

During its sixth meeting, the Central City 2035 Steering Committee reviewed the Housing & Neighborhoods, Willamette River, and Green Central City sections of the draft policy framework for the Central City 2035 Concept Plan. In their conversation about housing and neighborhoods, the committee discussed livability, historic preservation, mixed-use development, and seismic upgrades. They discussed the challenges of providing public and commercial access to the Willamette River while protecting natural resources. Their Green Central City discussion revolved around energy efficiency, resource conservation, climate change, and human and environmental health.

Read the meeting minutes to catch up on the conversation. The Steering Committee will meet again on June 12 to discuss the Urban Design plan and review a revised version of the draft policy framework.

For questions or comments about the meeting or the CC2035 Concept Plan, please contact Troy Doss at (503) 823-5857 or by email at troy.doss@portlandoregon.gov.

 

Public Invited to Comment on Recommended I-5 Broadway/Weidler Interchange Improvements, June 7 @ 5:30 p.m.

SAC meeting and public comment session on June 7, 2012

The N/NE Quadrant Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) has been working for over a year and a half to address safety and operations issues that affect all modes of transportation travelling through the I-5 Broadway/Weidler Interchange and surrounding local streets. Their work will culminate at a June 7 meeting, when recommended improvements to the area will be presented in a draft I-5 Facility Plan. The public is invited to attend and comment on the proposal.

N/NE Quadrant Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting

Public Comments Invited

Thursday, June 7, 2012

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (presentation at 5:30 p.m., public comment at 6:00)

Rose Garden Arena, RoseRoom, One Center Court

 

Directions: Enter the Rose Garden at the “Club and Suites Entrance” across from the Box Office and go to level P4. The Rose Room is through the double glass doors. Free parking is available in the Garden or Annex Parking Garages (let them know you are attending the City meeting). See map and detailed directions.

Main Elements of the Recommended I-5 Broadway/Weidler Interchange Improvements

The draft I-5 Facility Plan includes a detailed description and illustrations of the recommended improvements to the areas, including:

  • Extend auxiliary lanes and full-width shoulders in both directions (within existing right-of-way).
  • Reconstruct structures at Broadway, Weidler, Vancouver and Williams in their current alignment and add a lid over the freeway.
  • Move the I-5 southbound on-ramp from Wheeler/Winning Way to Weidler.
  • Convert Williams to reverse traffic flow with a center bike/pedestrian lane between Broadway and Weidler.
  • Construct a new pedestrian/bike overcrossing at Clackamas Street.
  • Remove the Flint structure and add a new east-west overcrossing extending from Hancock to Dixon.

After hearing public comments on the draft I-5 Facility Plan, the SAC will discuss the plan and potentially take action to endorse the plan.

A similar opportunity for public comment on the draft N/NE Quadrant Plan will be provided at the June 28 SAC meeting.

For more information about the draft I-5 Facility Plan, please contact Todd Juhasz, ODOT Project Manager at 503-731-4753.