City of Portland Bureau of Planning and SustainabilityCentral City 2035: West Quadrant PlanProject UpdatesMay 2013West Quadrant Team Identifying Issues and Opportunities with CommunityThe 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 SurveyTo 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 EventsDowntown Work Session – one week from today!Thursday, May 2, 2013, 4 – 6:30 p.m.1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7APlease 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 #4Monday, May 20, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.City of Portland 1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500AThe subarea discussion will continue, focusing on Old Town/Chinatown, Downtown, the West End and South DowntownWest Quadrant Plan ProjectThe West Quadrant Plan will provide detailed planning for Central City areas on the west side of the Willamette River. Check out the project website atwww.portlandoregon.gov/bps/cc2035/westquad. To learn more about upcoming events, check out theproject calendar. We hope to see you in the coming months!For print copies of theWest Quadrant Reader, to schedule a presentation about the project to your community groups, or if you have any questions about the West Quadrant Plan, please contact:Elisa Hamblin, AICPPlanner – Central City Team(503) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ever need extra motivation for Spring Cleaning? Well, the Pearl District Neighborhood Association would like to help Saturday April 19th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is no need to drive out to Metro to properly dispose of paint, batteries, propane tanks, art and hobby chemicals, compact fluorescent light bulbs and household cleaners and disinfectants. Simply walk down to the Ecotrust parking lot (NW 10th Ave. between Irving and Johnson). Also, why drive to the landfill or worse pay fines to your apartment or HOA when disposing large household items. The Pearl District Neighborhood Association will have Community Warehouse on hand for donations of household items. We will also have hired professional movers so you can schedule removal of big items. In addition, we will have a Boy Scout troop for front-door, more specifically front-of-building, service to help with smaller donations, paint cans, batteries and such. If you are unsure if Community Warehouse will accept your donation there is a good chance our hired recycle company will be able to make good use of your household items. Last resort, we will be able to save you a trip to the landfill which can be expensive for large items. Best part is that you will be able to support the Pearl District Neighborhood Association through this fundraising event.