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Recipe for a visioning workshop
That’s what happened on a recent Saturday morning at Llewellyn Elementary School in Sellwood. Some two dozen interested Portlanders came to learn more about the new long-range planning effort for the southern portion of Portland and Dunthorpe in, along and near the Willamette.
After planners gave an overview of the project, community members rotated among three tables and discussed their ideas to enhance: 1) recreation; 2) natural resources; and 3) the relationship of nearby neighborhoods to the river.
Staff recorded ideas on maps and took notes. The results of this workshop will help define the community’s vision for the area. This is in addition to other comments received at community outreach events like river walks and public meetings.
What did they say?
Overall, community members expressed admiration for this stretch of the Willamette River. But they suggested many ideas for making it even better for people, fish and wildlife. Here’s some of what we heard community members want:
Couldn’t make the workshop? Want to share your vision for the South Reach?
No problem. You can share your ideas about the Willamette River / South Reach and what it can be over the next 20 years in an online questionnaire. The questions are like those posed at the Visioning Workshop.
And review the draft River Plan / South Reach Existing Conditions Report and send staff your comments (see contact info below).
And join us at a variety of summer activities and calendar items
Staff will also organize two eastside river walks to dive deeper into riverfront topics with interested public.
You can also meet and greet staff at summer park concerts where you can provide your input at a table with project information and maps. See below.
Finally, stay tuned for more information about topical and geographic discussions in the community in August and September. The discussions will be based on the Existing Conditions Report and public comments received thus far.
Mark your calendars and join City staff at these summer activities for the River Plan / South Reach:
River Plan/South Reach Tabling at Willamette Park Concert
July 19, 2018, 5 – 8 p.m.
SW Macadam Ave and Nebraska St
Transit #35 (limited services - #43, #36, #99)
Sellwood Riverfront Walk
July 26, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m.
Sellwood Riverfront Park by the restrooms
SE Spokane St and Oaks Pkwy
Transit: #70 (limited service - #99)
Brooklyn Riverfront Walk
July 31, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m.
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Trailhead Parking Lot
SE Milwaukie Ave and SE Mitchell St
For more information ...
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