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Central City's Lower Albina and Lloyd Districts subject of

BPS News

August 18, 2011


Stephanie Beckman
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Karl Lisle

Bureau of Planning and Sustainability


Central City's Lower Albina and Lloyd Districts subject of survey

Public feedback sought for land use, urban design and local transportation concept alternatives

Portland, ORE. - Portland's Lower Albina and Lloyd Districts have been the subject of intense planning and analysis as well as work with the community for many months now. Based on ideas captured at previous events and meetings, the N/NE Quadrant project team has prepared draft concepts for how the quadrant area could develop over time.
Portlanders now have an opportunity to provide more detailed feedback on the direction of the N/ NE Quadrant and eight subareas (e.g., Historic Russell Street, Rose Quarter and Lloyd District) through a series of surveys. The quadrant-wide survey seeks feedback on how the N/NE Quadrant could develop as a whole, and the subarea surveys will help the project team work out details of smaller geographic areas.

The public is invited to review the Concept Alternatives Workbook, then take the online surveys to comment. It may be helpful to reference the workbook while taking the surveys. Comments will be used by the Stakeholder Advisory Committee and project team to inform upcoming decisions this fall. 

Take the Surveys  

More about the land use, urban design and transportation design proposals for N/NE Quadrant

Ideas for the concepts were drawn from a number of sources, including examining existing conditions; identifying issues, opportunities and constraints; Stakeholder Advisory Committee and Subcommittee meetings; and the Local Issues Charrette (February 2011).
The quadrant-wide concept alternatives display existing conditions and concepts based broadly on three potential future land use patterns: 

  1. Residential;
  2. Employment; and
  3. Residential/employment blend.

Each concept alternative is further illustrated with three related infrastructure systems: 

  1. Mobility;
  2. Open space; and
  3. Green systems.

The subarea choices highlight key land use, urban design and local transportation choices for the N/NE Quadrant subareas. Also included are maps and background information for these smaller geographic areas, with questions specific to each one. The subarea choices and issues will inform the refinement of the quadrant-wide concept alternatives (and vice versa), assist in developing a preferred concept, and provide guidance for more focused plan proposals at the subarea level.
For more information about the N/NE Quadrant Project or the survey, please contact Stephanie Beckman at 503-823-6042 or For more information about the Central City 2035 plan, please visit
About the N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Plans

The N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Plans (N/NE Quadrant Project) is a collaborative effort by the City of Portland and Oregon Department of Transportation. It is part of Phase II of Central City 2035, the City of Portland's effort to update the 1988 Central City Plan, providing detailed planning for the Lower Albina and Lloyd District areas. Working jointly with the Oregon Department of Transportation, this pr0ject will also explore options for I-5 freeway and local transportation improvements in the vicinity of the Broadway/Weidler Interchange. For more information visit the project website: