West Portland Town Center Plan Open House, March 4, 6 – 8 p.m

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Image caption: Community members gathered in small groups in November 2019 to explore and discuss future West Portland Town Center possibilities and needs.

You’re invited! Join your neighbors at Markham Elementary to review and discuss ideas for growing an inclusive, healthy, and people-centered West Portland Town Center.

West Portland has the makings of a dynamic, multi-cultural and amenity-rich community hub. In the coming years, even more people and businesses are expected in SW Portland, so it’s time to plan for the improvements and benefits the community would like to see with that growth and change – with or without light rail.

Your input needed! Come review three future growth concepts for the West Portland Town Center area. These concepts (diagrams on a map) reflect the Community Goals for the town center and the results of last November’s community design workshop. Your input is needed to narrow the choices down and get closer to a preferred town center plan.  

Mark your calendars for an engaging and informative evening with your neighbors and fellow community members. Come share your thoughts on possible futures for this area and learn about ideas to create more housing options and possible changes to commercial areas, open spaces, streets, and bike/pedestrian connections.

At the open house you can also learn about and give feedback on early concepts for the Barbur Transit Center site, a design character statement for the West Portland Town Center and SW Corridor Light Rail designs in and around the town center area.

Project partners include Community Alliance of Tenants, HAKI, UniteOregon, Community Partners for Affordable Housing and Southwest Neighborhoods Inc.

Can’t make it on March 4? The West Portland Town Center growth concepts and a survey will be posted online after the open house event.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Markham Elementary - Cafeteria
10531 SW Capitol Hwy
(TriMet bus line #44)

Drop in any time. Brief overview remarks at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Refreshments, interpretation, childcare (ages 3 and older), plus a raffle! 

For more information: https://beta.portland.gov/bps/wpdx-town-center/events

Contact: Joan.Frederiksen@portlandoregon.gov / 503-823-3111

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