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Updated news and information on the project along with links to any relevant documents.

Third West Hayden Island Technical Work Session Explores Port Coordination and Transportation Impacts

Technical Work session #3 summary notes

On Dec. 16, 2011, the WHI Advisory Committee and a group of technical experts reviewed and discussed two recently completed reports produced by City staff, which included a memo on coordination opportunities between the Port of Portland and Port of Vancouver and  Phase 1 - Transportation Impact Analysis. During this facilitated work session, the advisory committee heard and discussed experts’ insights on the reports. Review the meeting summary.

These work sessions provide an opportunity to discuss any major issues related to the reports and review potential changes to the documents. Additional technical work sessions will be held on other subjects over the next few months. The public is welcome to attend and provide comment at these discussions. Check the project calendar for upcoming events.


Public Weighs in on Concept Plan Alternatives for West Hayden Island

Public Comments on Concept Plan Alternatives

Between late September and early November 2011, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability hosted several public events and an online survey to give the public several opportunities to comment on the draft concept plans for West Hayden Island. More than 100 people commented on two alternatives for accommodating both marine terminal development as well as open space and recreation on the island’s 800 acres.

Project consultant Cogan Owens Cogan produced a report that summarizes this public input on the concept plan alternatives. While most comments were based on specific features of the Concept Plan Alternatives, numerous respondents addressed the general topic of industrial development on West Hayden Island, with opinions split on whether it is appropriate or not. Proponents cited a lack of industrial land in the region, while opponents cited  the lack of a demonstrated need for a marine terminal at this site. 

The WHI Advisory Committee, City staff and the project consultant team at Worley Parsons are using this information to create a single draft concept plan. It will also inform their discussions about annexation, potential zoning and other land use regulations for the site. All of this information will be part of the legislative package that BPS will prepare for the Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council consideration in mid-2012.

One week left! Don't miss the chance to help shape the future of West Hayden Island

Visit the Virtual Open House

The draft concept plans are still available for review and comment online through the Virtual Open House. Compare and contrast the two alternatives (A and B) for transportation, operations, recreation and open space on the island. Then tell us what you like and don’t like. Your comments and survey responses accepted until Monday, November 7.

View all the materials from the open house and complete a survey

West Hayden Island Open Houses — Recap and Pictures

Public views and discusses concept plan alternatives

open houseOn Wednesday evening, October 12 and Saturday morning, October 15, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability hosted two open houses for the public to learn about the West Hayden Island draft concept plan alternatives. Attendees had an opportunity to speak with staff at a series of “stations,” which featured topics such as rail operations, transportation, natural resources and recreation. Participants also filled out comment cards to indicate what elements of each alternative they liked and didn’t like — and why. Commissioner Amanda Fritz attended both events to talk with the public about the project and hear people’s perspectives on the potential development of a marine terminal on West Hayden Island. 

More pictures from the open houses are now available Flickr.

If you missed the open houses, you can still learn about the draft concept plans and provide feedback during “office hours” on the island and online at our virtual open house.

Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays

October 18, 20, 25 and 27

7 – 9 a.m. and 3 – 5 p.m. 

Virtual Open House

View all the materials from the open house and fill out a survey:

Comments are due by November 7, 2011.

City Council and Port Commission consider West Hayden Island Concept Plan alternatives

Watch video of presentation and discussion; take survey online

On October 12, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff and our consultant, Worley Parsons, gave an overview of the West Hayden Island Concept Plan alternatives at a joint briefing to the Portland City Council and the Port Commission. Both alternatives (A and B) accommodate no more than 300 acres of marine terminal development and no fewer than 500 acres of protected open space. They include variations on the terminal operations, open space enhancement, transportation network and recreational opportunities. The City and Port Commissioners were engaged in the presentation, asking questions and having a lively discussion.

You can also view a summary of the presentation and take an online survey at our Virtual Open House.

Comments on the WHI Concept Plan alternatives will be accepted until Nov. 7, 2011.