Location: Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy Portland
The Barbur Concept Plan will create a long-term vision for the six-mile Barbur Boulevard corridor, from Portland's Central City to the Tigard city limit. This is the 3rd community forum to review the concept plan prepared by the Community Working Group.
For instance, at SW 13th and Barbur, there are opportunities to create a walkable retail main street. One idea would be to add a signal at SW 13th to improve pedestrian crossing safety and also allow vehicles to turn. SW 13th could also possibly be extended to connect with Multnomah, and potentially activate this area on the south side of Barbur. Come share your thoughts and other ideas.
At the community forum, the project team will give a brief overview of the process and corridor-wide concept. Then participants will be asked to weigh in on possible development concepts for seven focus areas along Barbur, including PCC-Sylvania, Crossroads, 26th Avenue, Capitol Hill, 13th Avenue, Hamilton, and the Kelly Area. Participants will also help identify other critical recommendations that will transform Barbur into a more vibrant, walkable and enjoyable place to work and live.
In addition to providing feedback on the development alternatives and recommendations, community members will have an opportunity to learn more about work done to date on the Barbur Concept Plan, its connection to the larger regional Southwest Corridor Plan, and how to stay involved and informed.
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 potential possibility among many being considered as part of the larger Southwest Corridor Plan.
For more information, contact Jay Sugnet, 503-823-5869 or Morgan Tracy, 503-823-6879.
Barbur Concept Plan: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/55269