Barbur Boulevard Community Forum
Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Cedarwood Waldorf School, 3030 SW 2nd Avenue (near Lair Hill Park)
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), in partnership with a 20-member community working group, is creating a long-term vision for Barbur Boulevard, from Portland’s Central City to the Tigard city limit. All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.
At an open house last December, the community learned about the opportunities and challenges for Barbur Blvd and shared their ideas for a better future. At the upcoming community forum in May, the community will be asked to weigh in on where along Barbur they would like to see changes happen and what those changes should look like. Staff and consultants will help by showing visualizations of areas along Barbur (current and future alternatives), but we want to hear from the community about what is appropriate and desired. Participants will also be asked to provide input on connections to and from Barbur into the neighborhoods (or institutions like OHSU and PCC) by paths, sidewalks, roads or transit.
In addition to providing feedback on the development alternatives, the community forum will be an opportunity to learn more about the work done to date on the Barbur Concept Plan, its connection to the larger regional Southwest Corridor Plan, and how you can stay involved and informed. Staff from the Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, and Metro will be in attendance to talk about other transportation projects underway in the corridor, such as the I-5 Iowa Viaduct replacement project, pedestrian and bike improvements to SW Kelly, and other projects.
This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of the Barbur corridor. Come and share your ideas for transforming Barbur into a more vibrant, walkable and enjoyable place to work and live.
The City of Portland is working with Metro, ODOT, Trimet and the cities of Tigard, Tualatin, Durham, King City, Sherwood, Beaverton and Lake Oswego to plan for some form of high capacity transit somewhere in the I-5/99W corridor. Light rail on Barbur is just one possibility among many being considered as part of the larger Southwest Corridor Plan.
Staff Contact: Jay Sugnet, 503-823-5869, firstname.lastname@example.org
Commissioner-in-Charge of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability: Mayor Sam Adams