Thank you to all the citizens who wrote, called, and testified at the hearing on the Hayden Island Plan.
Here are the amendments I proposed to clarify the issue of a potential bridge on West Hayden Island:
The paragraph on page 14 accurately reflects my understanding of the community consensus that a potential bridge to West Hayden Island will be considered in that planning process and is not an approved proposal of the Hayden Island Plan. I heard consensus that this language should prevail and be consistent throughout the Plan.
Page 9, first bullet, first sub-bullet states, "Provide direct access to and from Hayden Island without getting on the Interstate." This is not clear. From the hearing on 6/18, I understand the majority of the community desires a second bridge, in addition to the proposed CRC design with add-drop lanes that don't merge with through traffic,but not necessarily on West Hayden Island.
Same bullet on Page 9, second sub-bullet states, "Build a West Hayden Island bridge at the appropriate time". Either eliminate this sub-bullet, or change to "Consider building a West Hayden Island bridge if found appropriate in the West Hayden Island Planning process."
Add, "If not, consider building an arterial bridge at other locations."
Page 35, second bullet under Leadership, currently states, "Work with the Port of Portland to explore joint use of new bridge built to serve potential development on West Hayden Island".
Change to "Work with stakeholders including Hayden Island Neighborhood Network, river community groups, environmental and business interests, and the Port of Portland, to explore transportation connections to potential development on West Hayden Island".
I also requested:
Add the Office of Healthy Working Rivers to the list of Accountability under Leadership in all three Implementation Actions on pages 34 and 35.
Commissioner Leonard plans to introduce amendments to address the issues of CG or CN zoning for six properties, to maintain drive-through rights.
I want to see improved language regarding funding parks improvements and providing a community gathering place in an area away from the freeway noise.
Thank you to Hayden Island residents and business owners, and all involved, for producing such a good plan requiring only tweaks.