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Central City 2035: West Quadrant Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee Being Formed

Information about the WQP Stakeholder Advisory Committee and link to application survey

The City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is accepting applications through Thursday, November 15, 2012, for positions on the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) for the Central City 2035 West Quadrant Plan (WQP).

The West Quadrant Plan will examine a range of land use, urban design, transportation, environmental and economic development Quadrant Mapissues, which will result in recommendations for policies to guide future public and private investment and development in the River District (including the Pearl District and Old Town/Chinatown), Downtown, Goose Hollow, University District and South Waterfront areas of the Central City. This effort is an element of the broader Central City 2035 (CC2035) project to update the 1988 Central City Plan. View the project website at: Information about the West Quadrant Plan will be posted soon.

Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC)
The City is forming an advisory committee of approximately 30 members with stakeholders representing a variety of community interests. Neighborhoods within the project area will have a guaranteed space for one of their representatives on the committee. In order to broaden the diversity of perspectives on the SAC, all other members will be placed on the committee through an application and evaluation process.

The project is expected to take approximately 14 months to complete; the SAC will meet approximately 12 times during that period. The committee will advise project staff and make recommendations on policy and project proposals resulting from the planning process.

SAC Member Expectations
SAC members will be expected to:

  • Work collaboratively with City staff and other SAC members;
  • Review background materials to understand issues to be addressed in the WQP;
  • Attend monthly SAC meetings, beginning January 2013, for a period of about one year;
  • Be able to commit 4-6 hours every month, which includes preparing for and attending monthly meetings (typically held in the evening), and attend workshops, charrettes and community involvement events; and
  • Attend other meetings as necessary to represent or offer comment on the project.

SAC Member Qualifications and Skills
Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • Have volunteer/community experience or professional experience that corresponds to the West Quadrant;
  • Have a commitment to equity* and the ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse perspectives and experience; and
  • Live, work, own a property or business or are enrolled in school within the Central City.

*For more information about what equity means, please view the Portland Plan Equity Framework, which was adopted by the Portland City Council on April 25, 2012, at

Selection Process

Interested applicants must fill out the Application by November 15, 2012.

Applications will be reviewed by BPS, in consultation with additional public agency staff. Final appointment to the SAC will be made in December 2012.

The project team will work to ensure a diversity of members, including but not limited to, field experts, neighborhood groups, business and institutional associations, persons with disabilities, communities of color and interest groups.

Please note that information provided in this document is public information, with the exception of the Optional Information section. (Information in the optional section will only be disclosed as required by law.) If you have a recently prepared biography or résumé, please email it to Elisa Hamblin, AICP, at the email address below. Thank you for your interest.

Fill out the application:

If you have further questions, please contact:

Elisa Hamblin, AICP
City of Portland, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100
Portland, OR 97201
fax: (503) 823-7800
phone: (503) 823-9714

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-2030 or 503-823-4000 with such requests.

CC2035 West Quadrant Plan Kicks-off with Goose Hollow Events

Two events in December will launch early planning work for the Goose Hollow area of the Central City

The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is gearing up for the West Quadrant Plan process, which will provide detailed planning for Central City areas on the west side of the Willamette River. This effort is part of the broader Central City 2035 project to update the 1988 Central City Plan.

As part of the West Quadrant Plan, BPS is doing early planning work in a few areas, including Goose Hollow. This area was chosen for early work to build off the efforts of the Vision Realization Committee of the Goose Hollow Foothills League, the local neighborhood association. This group has been meeting for over a year and is now teaming up with BPS to jumpstart the Goose Hollow process. Two events will be held in December and will bring together the community and stakeholders to identify issues and develop concepts. This collaborative effort will be looped back into theWest Quadrant Plan process in early 2013.

Goose Hollow District Events
Hotel DeLuxe, Screening Room
729 SW 15th Avenue

Planning Workshop
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

This event will be an opportunity to hear about the Central City planning process and provide input on:

  • Issues that should be addressed
  • Opportunities to enhance the character and vitality of Goose Hollow 

Concept Development Charrette
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012
1 – 6 p.m Focused Work Session
7 – 8 p.m. Public Open House

At the charrette, staff, consultants and stakeholders will work together to develop initial land use and urban design concepts that illustrate how the Goose Hollow District could develop over the next 25 years. Please attend the public open house to view the charrette ideas and provide input.

Check out the event flyer here:


For more information about the Goose Hollow planning process, contact Stephanie Beckman at 503-823-6042 or

Interested in reviewing background information about Goose Hollow before the events? Check out these documents:

CC2035: Goose Hollow Events Generate Ideas for the West Quadrant Plan

Two events in Goose Hollow helped to launch the work for the Central City's West Quadrant Plan

The West Quadrant planning process kicked off in early December with two events focused on the Goose Hollow District of the Central City. First was an evening workshop held on December 5th where community members worked in small groups to identify community assets, issues and opportunities that should be considered during the planning process.

Second was a concept development charrette held on December 12th, where stakeholders, staff and consultants spent the afternoon generating ideas about how Goose Hollow could look and feel in the future. A number of rough sketches were produced illustrating those ideas

There was a good turnout for both events, each drawing about 30 people, including a mix of residents, area businesses and property owners. Participants came with a high level of energy and excitement about the planning process and there was lots of good discussion and exchanging of ideas. Thank you to the Hotel deLuxe for hosting both of the events!

Staff will work to compile the results of the events into a summary report that will be available in late January 2013. From there ideas will be grouped into draft concepts for further discussion and feedback from the community.

Want to know more about what happened? Check out the Goose Hollow event materials and existing conditions maps.

For more information about the Goose Hollow planning process, contact Stephanie Beckman at 503-823-6042 or