I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Executive Steering Committee Meeting

I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Executive Steering Committee Meeting

August 30, 2021

For more information, contact: Tia Williams, 971-378-4295, tia.williams@odot.state.or.us.

The public is invited to attend a meeting of the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Executive Steering Committee, where the Historic Albina Advisory Board and Community Oversight Advisory Committee are invited to attend.

On Tuesday, August 31 the advisory committees will be meeting online from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Please visit the project’s events page for more information.

Anyone can observe the meeting and share comments via email, phone or online. There will be no public comment period during the meeting:

  • Email comments on specific agenda items to info@I5RoseQuarter.org with “ESC public comment” in the subject line.
  • Submit comments via phone at the project’s hotline: 503-470-3127.

Comments received by 3:00 p.m. the business day before the meeting will be shared with committee members in advance. All written and voice recorded comments received will be added to the meeting records.

This is a virtual meeting in response to Governor Brown’s directive on physical distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of exposure to our communities. The meeting will also be livestreamed on YouTube.

All project committee meetings are open to the public. If you wish to attend a virtual meeting but cannot attend by phone or computer, or you require language accommodations, please contact the project team at 503-470-3127 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE

For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

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Historic Albina Advisory Board Advances I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project ‘Hybrid 3’ Highway Cover Option

For Immediate Release

For more information, contact:
Tia Williams, Tia.WILLIAMS@odot.state.or.us, (971) 378-4295

 

Portland, Ore. – Today at a special meeting, the Historic Albina Advisory Board—a group of community leaders convened by the Oregon Department of Transportation to help guide I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project urban design and neighborhood decisions—advanced the Hybrid 3 highway cover option.

“We have consensus moving forward, as a recommendation from the Historic Albina Advisory Board, to recommend Hybrid 3 be presented to the Oregon Transportation Commission,” facilitator Ericka Warren noted in the meeting.

Board members weighed in with additional recommendation details, including requests that the community will have influence over what is developed on and adjacent to the highway covers, and that the future development creates wealth throughout the historic Albina community.

“These caps represent an opportunity to reconnect the historic Albina community and ensure we are taking real steps toward restorative justice,” said ODOT Project Director Megan Channell. “Though much work remains and key questions still need to be answered, I am glad to see the community come together around a recommendation that can be moved forward to the Oregon Transportation Commission.”

The Hybrid 3 highway cover option was presented as the “win-win” option by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, who convened a series of meetings with stakeholders to find a consensus plan for the path forward and then presented to the board members. The highway caps in the proposed Hybrid 3 option would be able to hold two to three story buildings. The project would also include a reconnected street grid above the highway, as well as new multi-modal infrastructure. On the highway, new auxiliary lanes and reconfigured traffic flow will help improve safety in the corridor and reduce congestion.

Estimates for the entire highway project with the highway caps that could hold two to three story structures are estimated to cost between $1.18 and $1.25 billion.

The Historic Albina Advisory Boards recommendation will be referred to the Oregon Transportation Commission for consideration at their next meeting, Thursday, Sept. 9.

About the project

The I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project is committed to supporting a safer, more just and inclusive Albina community and greater Portland region. The project will make local, regional, and international travel more predictable and reduce frequent crashes on the I-5 corridor, supporting Oregon’s economy, and will create new community connections to support future economic development.

Learn more about the project and sign up for email updates at: www.i5RoseQuarter.org.

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I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Joint Committee and Community Oversight Advisory Committee Meetings

August 10, 2021

For more information, contact:  April deLeon-Galloway, 971-233-6514, april.m.deleon@odot.state.or.us.

The public is invited to attend two upcoming advisory committee meetings for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project.

First is a Joint Committee Meeting that will take place on Tuesday, August 17 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Community Oversight Advisory Committee members have been invited to attend this joint meeting of the Historic Albina Advisory Board and Executive Steering Committee. The Historic Albina Advisory Board will be considering a recommendation regarding the highway covers at this meeting.

The Community Oversight Advisory Committee will also be meeting online on Thursday, August 19 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Please visit the project’s events page for more information. Anyone can observe the meeting and share comments via email, phone or online:

  • Email comments on specific agenda items to info@I5RoseQuarter.org with the committee name in the subject line.
  • Submit comments via phone at the project’s hotline: 503-470-3127.
  • The facilitator will also provide an opportunity for online participants to provide comments during the meeting for up to one minute via phone (the number is provided at the beginning of the meeting and listed on the events page).

Comments received by 11:00 a.m. the business day before each meeting will be shared with committee members in advance. All written and voice recorded comments received will be added to the meeting records.

These are virtual meetings in response to Governor Brown’s directive on physical distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of exposure to our communities. The meetings will also be livestreamed on YouTube.

All project committee meetings are open to the public. If you wish to attend a virtual meeting but cannot attend by phone or computer, or you require language accommodations, please contact the project team at 503-470-3127 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE

For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

Si desea obtener información sobre este proyecto traducida al español, sírvase llamar al 503-731-4128.

Nếu quý vị muốn thông tin về dự án này được dịch sang tiếng Việt, xin gọi 503-731-4128.

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