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N/NE Quadrant SAC gives staff direction on proposed concept diagrams

The N/NE Quadrant Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) met last Thursday evening, November 17, primarily dealing with the City's district planning effort for Lower Albina and the LloydDistrict. At the meeting, staff presented revisions made to the draft proposed concept since the September SAC meeting and asked for preliminary recommendations on the concept for the purposes of moving forward with the next phase of work where more detailed plan proposals will be developed. See the November 17 meeting packet for additional details.

The SAC provided feedback on a number of topics related to refinement of the concept diagrams and leading into the next phase of plan development. Feedback needing clarifications and/or revisions to the concept diagrams focused on two main topics:

  1. Height issues, including concerns about building heights on Broadway and the riverfront and transitions to adjacent neighborhoods; and

  2. The street hierarchy/typologies, including a request for more explanation of the different street types and examples of how they would be implemented on certain streets.

Staff will continue to refine the proposed concept to address the issues identified above, while beginning to develop draft policies, actions and targets that will make up the quadrant plan. Questions raised by SAC members about how the plan will address detailed aspects of the proposal will be addressed as part of the next phase of work. Examples of more detailed topics raised include: treatment of the riverfront, integrating tree canopy and green stormwater approaches, and parameters of potential I-5 overcrossings.

Upcoming N/NE Quadrant meetings will focus on the I-5 freeway component of the project, including:

  • Transportation Subcommittee on December 8th; and

  • SAC meeting on January 19th

See the calendar for meeting details.