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TRN-7.08 - Pearl District Access and Circulation Plan

PEARL DISTRICT ACCESS AND CIRCULATION PLAN

Non-Binding City Policy

NCP-TRN-7.08


 

PURPOSE

 

WHEREAS, on December 5, 2008, by Ordinance No. 182319 and Resolution No. 36642, the City Council adopted the North Pearl District Plan, building upon previously adopted plans including the 1998 River District Urban Renewal Plan and the 2001 Pearl District Development Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the 2001 Pearl District Development Plan anticipates 11,000 additional residents and 12,000 additional jobs in the Pearl District; and

 

WHEREAS, the Pearl District Access and Circulation Plan will contribute to the goals of the North Pearl District Plan and the Portland Plan in advancing sustainable communities and the increased use of walking, cycling, carpooling and using transit to access and travel within the district; and

 

WHEREAS, the Pearl District Access and Circulation Plan was developed by the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation in cooperation with other City bureaus and with participation from property owners, business persons and other interested citizens; and

 

WHEREAS, extensive public involvement has included fourteen Stakeholder Advisory Committee meetings, two open houses, and involvement of neighborhood and community associations; and

 

WHEREAS, the Pearl District Access and Circulation Plan supports access for pedestrians by enhancing pedestrian crossings and bicyclists by developing and completing bicycle facilities on designated bikeways within and to activity centers, consistent with the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030; and

 

WHEREAS, the Pearl District Access and Circulation Plan supports access for automobiles and truck traffic by maintaining access to regional transportation and freight facilities, and by reducing potential conflicts between trucks, autos, bicycles, and pedestrians at interchanges with regional facilities and city streets; and

 

WHEREAS, the Pearl District Access and Circulation Plan outlines a list of long-term and short-term transportation projects to support the continued development of the Pearl District neighborhood; and

 

WHEREAS, the Pearl District Access and Circulation Plan prioritizes the projects to help city staff and stakeholders focus their efforts effectively; and

 

WHEREAS, continued development of the Pearl District is a high priority for the City ofPortland;

 


 

POLICY

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Portland adopts the recommendations of the Pearl District Access and Circulation Plan as Non-Binding City Policy attached as Exhibit A; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Pearl District Access and Circulation Plan will guide the development of transportation infrastructure in the Pearl District neighborhood; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council directs city staff to continue to work with district stakeholders to guide the funding of projects in the Plan; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council directs city staff to update the Transportation System Plan and the River District Right-of-Way Standards to include the projects and priorities of the Pearl District Access and Circulation Plan; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council directs city staff to make implementation of the projects a high priority and to collaborate with district stakeholders to implement the projects; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that as the first implementing action City Council directs the Portland Bureau of Transportation to install seven traffic signals in priority locations identified in Figure 10, Recommended Traffic Circulation and Control, to improve access and safety in the plan area; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council gratefully acknowledges both the excellent work and dedication of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee, the Pearl District Neighborhood Association, the Pearl District Neighborhood Association, and participating community members.

 

Link to Exhibit A - Pearl Distirct Access and Circulation Plan  (PDF Document, 13 MB)

 


HISTORY

 

Resolution No. 36932, adopted by City Council June 13, 2012.