Portland, ORE. - The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), in partnership with a 20-member community working group, is creating a long-term vision for Barbur Boulevard, from Portland’s Central City to the Tigard city limit.
WHAT: City staff will host a community forum to create alternative development scenarios for Barbur Blvd
WHO: All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend
WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 2012, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Community Forum Schedule
5:30 – 6 p.m.: Review information, chat with staff, enjoy refreshments
6 – 6:45 p.m.: Brief project overview and interactive discussion
6:45 – 7: 30 p.m.: Small group discussions
WHERE: Cedarwood Waldorf School at 3030 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97201 (near Lair Hill Park)
WHY: At an open house last December, the community learned about the opportunities and challenges for Barbur Blvd and shared their ideas for a better future. At the upcoming community forum in May, the community will be asked to weigh in on where along Barbur they would like to see changes happen and what those changes should look like. Staff and consultants will help by showing visualizations of areas along Barbur (current and future alternatives), but we want to hear from the community about what is appropriate and desired. Participants will also be asked to provide input on connections to and from Barbur into the neighborhoods (or institutions like OHSU and PCC) by paths, sidewalks, roads or transit.
In addition to providing feedback on the development alternatives, the community forum will be an opportunity to learn more about the work done to date on the Barbur Concept Plan, its connection to the larger regional Southwest Corridor Plan, and how you can stay involved and informed. Staff from the Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, and Metro will be in attendance to talk about other transportation projects underway in the corridor, such as the I-5 Iowa Viaduct replacement project, pedestrian and bike improvements to SW Kelly, and other projects.
This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of the Barbur corridor. Come and share your ideas for transforming Barbur into a more vibrant, walkable and enjoyable place to work and live.
The City of Portland is working with Metro, ODOT, Trimet and the cities of Tigard, Tualatin, Durham, King City, Sherwood, Beaverton and Lake Oswego to plan for some form of high capacity transit somewhere in the I-5/99W corridor. Light rail on Barbur is just one possibility among many being considered as part of the larger Southwest Corridor Plan.
We will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868 or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.