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Recommended Draft N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Facility Plans Go Before City Council

Last month, after holding a public hearing and work session, the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission voted to recommend that the City Council adopt the N/NE Quadrant Plan, a long-range plan for the Lower Albina and Lloyd Districts of the Central City, and the I-5 Broadway/Weidler Facility Plan, a concept plan for freeway and local street system improvements in the vicinity of the Broadway/Weidler interchange. The public is invited to testify about the plans at an upcoming City Council hearing.

Public Hearing - Testimony Welcome

N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway-Weidler Plans
Portland City Council
October 25, 2012 2 p.m.
Council Chambers (City Hall, 2nd Floor)
1221 SW Fourth Avenue

Testimony Instructions
You can share your views with City Council in several ways:

Testify in person at the hearing (see details above)

Submit written testimony
Attn: Council Clerk
1221 SW Fourth Avenue, Room 140

FAX or Email comments to 503-823-4571 or Written testimony must be received by the time of the hearing and must include your name and address.

Download Council Documents

Interactive Map

View the map to see how your property could be affected by proposed changes to zoning and maximum building height regulations.

More About the Draft Plans

N/NE Quadrant Plan
The N/NE Quadrant Plan is a land use, urban design and local transportation plan that will help direct and manage growth for theLloydDistrict andLower Albina over the next 25 years. The plan focuses on preserving the industrial and employment character of Lower Albina and concentrating high-density development in theLloydDistrict, with a focus on new residential development and providing amenities needed for a livable and vibrant community. Providing sensitive transitions to historic neighborhoods and protecting the remaining cultural resources in the area is also a key theme of the plan.

I-5 Broadway/Weidler Facility Plan
The I-5 Broadway/Weidler Facility Plan contains a planning-level concept for improvements that address longstanding safety and operations issues on and around Interstate 5 and the Broadway/Weidler interchange. The recommended improvements would add auxiliary lanes and full-width shoulders (within existing right-of-way) to reduce dangerous traffic weaves and allow disabled vehicles to move out of traffic lanes, reducing crashes by an estimated 30 to 50 percent. The freeway improvements also provide an opportunity to improve the urban environment and conditions for pedestrian and bicycle travel in the interchange area. The plan proposes to rebuild overpasses with lids over the freeway that could be used for development or open space, the addition of new connections over the freeway and providing additional and safer pedestrian and bicycle facilities in the area. The I-5 Broadway/Weidler Facility Plan is scheduled to be presented to the Oregon Transportation Commission in December.