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Read more about the N/NE Quadrant Plan

The N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Plans (N/NE Quadrant Project) is a unique col­laboration between the City of Portland and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to jointly develop a land use plan and plan for the I-5 Freeway in the vicinity of the Broadway-Weidler Interchange in a mutually beneficial way. The N/NE Quadrant Plan is a land use, urban design and local transportation plan that will help direct and manage growth for the Lloyd District and Lower Albina over the next 25 years. The I-5 Broadway/Weidler Facility Plan, adopted as part of the N/NE Quadrant Plan, contains a planning-level concept for improvements addressing longstanding safety and operations issues on and around Interstate 5 and the Broadway/Weidler interchange.

Key Proposals in the N/NE Quadrant Plan 

  • Preserving and enhancing Lower Albina by protecting the working harbor and increasing land use flexibility that promotes a mix of uses on historic Russell Street and greater employment densities
  • Protecting historic neighborhoods and cultural resources
  • Concentrating high density development in the Lloyd District, with a focus on new residential development that will add activity and vibrancy to the district
  • Providing amenities, such as parks, street improvements and green infrastructure to support and encourage new development
  • Improving regional access and local street safety and connectivity for all modes
  • Encouraging sustainable development that supports the Lloyd EcoDistrict and goals for improved environmental health
  • Future changes to zoning and building height regulations that implement the plan goals

Key Elements of the I-5 Broadway/Weidler Facility Plan 

  • Adding 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
  • Rebuilding structures at Broadway, Weidler, Vancouver and Williams and adding a lid over the freeway that will simplify construction, increase development potential and improve the urban environment
  • Moving the I-5 southbound on-ramp to Weidler to improve circulation and safety
  • Improving conditions for pedestrian and bicycle travel by adding new connections over the freeway and safer pedestrian and bicycle facilities in the interchange area