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TRN-6.08 - Sullivan's Gulch Trail Concept Plan

SULLIVAN'S GULCH TRAIL CONCEPT PLAN

Non-Binding City Policy

NCP-TRN-6.08


 

PURPOSE

 

WHEREAS, the concept of a trail in Sullivan’s Gulch has been a community priority for more than 15 years; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1996, Council adopted the Portland Bicycle Master Plan which was updated in 2010 with Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030; both recommend the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail project along I-84; and

 

WHEREAS, the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail is included in the City of Portland’s Transportation System Plan, Portland Parks & Recreation’s 2020 Vision and Portland Parks and Recreation’s Recreational Trail Strategy; and

 

WHEREAS, the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail is identified in Metro’s Regional Trail Plan and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, in 2007, the Metro Council and Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) awarded the City of Portland a MTIP grant in the amount of $224,000 to complete a feasibility study for a trail through the Sullivan’s Gulch; and

 

WHEREAS, the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail Concept Plan recommends a trail alignment connecting the Eastbank Esplanade on the Willamette River to the I-205 Path, Gateway Regional Center and the future Gateway Green recreation area; and

 

WHEREAS, the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail Concept Plan recommends trail right-of-way requirements, roadway under-crossings and neighborhood connections; and

 

WHEREAS, the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail Project Advisory Committee recommended adoption of the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail Concept Plan attached as Exhibit A;

 


 

POLICY

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Portland adopts the recommendations of the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail Concept Plan as Non-Binding City Policy attached as Exhibit A; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail Concept Plan will guide future acquisition, engineering and construction phases of trail development; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council directs city staff to advance the implementation of the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail Concept Plan by seeking funding to carry out site-specific geotechnical investigation, land survey, design, engineering and construction of trail segments; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council directs city staff to continue consulting the private property owners impacted by the right-of-way requirements of the recommended trail alignment, including the Union Pacific Railroad; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council directs city staff to amend the recreational trail map to incorporate the trail alignment and neighborhood connections recommended in the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail Concept Plan as part of the next update of the City’s Comprehensive Plan or Zoning Code Map; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council directs city staff to amend the City’s Transportation System Plan (as outlined in Exhibit B) to be consistent with recommendations of the Sullivan’s Gulch Concept Plan, including adding the trail project to the major transportation system improvements list; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council gratefully acknowledges the excellent work and dedication of the members of the Sullivan’s Gulch Trail Project Advisory Committee, community groups and residents who helped shape the plan through participation in the planning process.

 

Link to Exhibit A - Sullivan's Gulch Trail Concept Plan  (PDF Document, 23 MB)

 

Link to Exhibit B - City's Transportation System Plan Amendment Recommendations  (PDF Document, 85 kb)

 


 

HISTORY

 

Resolution No. 36947, adopted by City Council July 25, 2012.