The Inner SE Station Area Planning process kicked off Thursday, June 6 with the first Station Area Working Group meeting. Approximately 45 people, including neighborhood residents, employees, property and business owners and representatives of institutions in the area attended the 2.5 hour event.
After a project team presentation covering the planning process and background information, participants broke into small groups to discuss their vision for the four different station areas, as well as issues and opportunities related to the new Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail alignment. There were good discussions, and many different perspectives were shared. Staff will summarize feedback from this meeting, as well as the two neighborhood walks held in early June (June 8 and June 13), and make them available prior to the next Working Group meeting on July 17.
See the meeting packet for background information and to view the staff presentation.
Inner SE Station Area Planning
During the summer of 2013, the City of Portland will begin the Inner SE Station Area Planning effort, which will update the vision and long-range plan for the areas around the four new close-in SE Portland light rail stations at OMSI, Clinton, Rhine and Holgate. During this first phase of planning, a series of working group meetings and other public events will be held to gather community input on the future character of these station areas. During the second phase, starting in the fall, ideas will be refined to create preferred concepts and specific recommendations for implementation. See the event flyer for a complete listing of summer events.