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West Quadrant Plan Updates

Posted By Kate Washington on April 30, 2013

  • Blog, Pearl News, Planning

City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Central City 2035: West Quadrant Plan

Project Updates

May 2013


West Quadrant Team Identifying Issues and Opportunities with Community

The West Quadrant Plan team held three public events in April to continue gathering information about issues and opportunities in the area. The West Quadrant Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) held its second meeting on April 1 and discussed important systems, including transportation, parks the Willamette River and green systems . At the third meeting on April 22, the SAC broke out in small discussion groups covering three West Quadrant subareas (the Pearl District, Goose Hollow and South Waterfront). The team also met with the Downtown Neighborhood Association on April 8.


All the input from these events will work together to inform the next stages of the plan development. For more information and updates on the WQP project, please visit the News & Updates page of the CC2035 website.


Reader and Survey

To kick off the West Quadrant Plan, the project team developed the West Quadrant Reader and accompanying online survey. A short newspaper-like document outlining issues, opportunities and ideas for Portland’s West Quadrant, the Reader is a starting point for public conversation about the West Quadrant. It also provides background information to help people give feedback via an online survey. The West Quadrant Issues and Opportunities Survey seeks community input on topics such as housing, transportation and neighborhood services. It is available online through May 10, 2013 (only two more weeks!).


Upcoming May Events

Downtown Work Session – one week from today!

Thursday, May 2, 2013, 4 – 6:30 p.m.

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7A

Please join us for a work session to learn about the WQP planning process, and help define issues that should be addressed as well as opportunities and ideas for the future. This work session will cover all the areas within the Downtown Neighborhood Association boundary. During the event, attendees will split into small groups and discuss specific areas including the Downtown retail core and waterfront, the West End, PSU, South Auditorium and RiverPlace.


West Quadrant Plan SAC Meeting #4

Monday, May 20, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

City of Portland 1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500A

The subarea discussion will continuefocusing on Old Town/Chinatown, Downtown, the West End and South Downtown


West Quadrant Plan Project

The West Quadrant Plan will provide detailed planning for Central City areas on the west side of the Willamette River. Check out the project website at learn more about upcoming events, check out the project calendar. We hope to see you in the coming months!


For print copies of the West Quadrant Reader, to schedule a presentation about the project to your community groupsor if you have any questions about the West Quadrant Plan, please contact:


Elisa Hamblin, AICP

Planner – Central City Team

(503) 823-9714

Author: Kate Washington

Kate is the PDNA's Communication Committee chair leader.

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