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First Station Area Working Group Meeting Draws Strong Turnout

The Inner SE Station Area Planning process kicked off Thursday, June 6 with the first Station Area Working Group meeting. Approximately 45 people, including neighborhood residents, employees, property and business owners and representatives of institutions in the area attended the 2.5 hour event.

After a project team presentation covering the planning process and background information, participants broke into small groups to discuss their vision for the four different station areas, as well as issues and opportunities related to the new Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail alignment. There were good discussions, and many different perspectives were shared. Staff will summarize feedback from this meeting, as well as the two neighborhood walks held in early June (June 8 and June 13), and make them available prior to the next Working Group meeting on July 17.

See the meeting packet for background information and to view the staff presentation.

Inner SE Station Area Planning
During the summer of 2013, the City of Portland will begin the Inner SE Station Area Planning effort, which will update the vision and long-range plan for the areas around the four new close-in SE Portland light rail stations at OMSI, Clinton, Rhine and Holgate. During this first phase of planning, a series of working group meetings and other public events will be held to gather community input on the future character of these station areas. During the second phase, starting in the fall, ideas will be refined to create preferred concepts and specific recommendations for implementation. See the event flyer for a complete listing of summer events.

Planning Charrette for the West Quadrant Includes Two Open Houses

Urban design and planning exercise from June 10 – 14 brings together diverse stakeholders to generate ideas for the future of Central City’s west side

The West Quadrant Charrette is coming up next week! The charrette will be an intense period of design and planning, led by the project team and featuring invited speakers. Often used to bring together multiple stakeholders during one timeframe, a successful charrette will generate many ideas and promote joint ownership of solutions.

There are several times during the week for participation, and the general public is invited to attend two open houses.

All events will take place at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7A (7th floor):

  • Open House #1: Tuesday, June 11, 5 – 7 p.m., informal review and Q&A
  • Open House #2: Friday, June 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., formal presentation at 12 p.m.

Roughly at mid-point in the planning process, the West Quadrant Plan team is holding the charrette to synthesize the research and ideas gathered so far with stakeholders and the public in order to move into the next phase of the planning process ― concept planning. The West Quadrant Plan will ultimately guide growth, development and investments in the western part of Portland’s Central City. For more details and other times to participate, check out the West Quadrant Charrette news posting.

For questions or comments regarding the West Quadrant Charrette or the planning process, please contact Elisa Hamblin at (503) 823-9714 or via email at elisa.hamblin@portlandoregon.gov.