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Overview of the October N/NE Quadrant SAC Meeting and Next Steps

At the October 27th Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting, the project team presented a review of the remaining I-5 freeway improvement concepts being considered, including updated drawings that illustrate how each of the concepts function and perceived opportunities and constraints of the alternatives. In addition, ZGF Architects presented how each of the alternatives would mesh with local transportation and land use (i.e. resulting development opportunities, new east-west connections, bike and pedestrian crossings and right of way impacts etc.).
The SAC was then invited to view a 3-D model of the study area with 'plug-ins' for each of the concept alternatives. The model allowed the group the opportunity to visualize how each of the concepts would 'fit' within the urban fabric. See the October 27 meeting packet for additional details.
There will be a Transportation Subcommittee held on December 8th to discuss evaluation results and to gain feedback on concept alternatives. The next full Transportation related SAC will be held on January 19th, where evaluation results on each of the alternatives will be presented and staff will recommend a preferred concept alternative to be carried forward for further refinement.

The upcoming SAC meeting on November 17 will focus on the planning effort for the overall N/NE Quadrant study area. Staff will present revisions made to the draft proposed concept since the September 29 SAC meeting and request approval of the concept for the purposes of moving forward with the next phase of plan development.  See the November 17 meeting packet for additional details.