I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Community Oversight Advisory Committee Meeting

July 8, 2021

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

The public is invited to attend a meeting for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Community Oversight Advisory Committee.

On Thursday, July 15 the Community Oversight Advisory Committee will be meeting online 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 the meeting will be shared with committee members in advance. All written and voice recorded comments received will be added to the meeting record.

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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I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project June Executive Steering Committee Meeting

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

The public is invited to attend meetings for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Executive Steering Committee.

On Monday, June 28, the Executive Steering Committee will meet online from 3:00 –  5:30 p.m. The focus of the meeting will be a presentation on the Independent Highway Cover Assessment. 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 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 the meeting will be shared with committee members in advance. All written and voice recorded comments received will be added to the meeting record.

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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I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Independent Cover Assessment Online Open House #3 Just Launched!

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

 

This is the moment to make your voice heard!

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in one of the most impactful design elements of the project.

The third and final online open house for the Independent Cover Assessment launched today. Participants will review final cover concept scenarios and rank them in relation to the community’s values and feasibility. Feedback from this open house will help develop the final recommendations for the design cover concepts.

Join us there and don’t delay − the online open house will close on Monday, June 14, 2021!

We’re asking members of the community to help define options for what the future highway covers can look like and how they can function to reconnect the Lower Albina area. Your input will inform the development of the highway covers in pursuit of restorative justice and a diverse, inclusive, and accessible neighborhood. Learn more about the independent cover assessment here.

 

 

Events 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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I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project’s Three Advisory Committees to Meet Jointly

For more information:

Tia Williams, 971-378-4295, tia.williams@odot.state.or.us;

April deLeon-Galloway, 971-233-6514, april.m.deleon@odot.state.or.us

 

PORTLAND, OR—  On Tuesday evening, May 18, the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project’s Historic Albina Advisory Board, Executive Steering Committee,  and Community Oversight Advisory Committee will meet jointly to discuss highway cover design considerations.

“The Rose Quarter Improvement project is a once in a lifetime opportunity to invest real dollars into the community. That means thousands of jobs, new community connections, and a chance to change the narrative on what a major transportation project can be; restorative,” says Alando Simpson, Oregon Transportation Commission vice chair and chair of the Executive Steering Committee.

This joint coordination is to ensure that the Executive Steering Committee’s July recommendation to the Oregon Transportation Commission elevates the voices of members of the historic Albina community – more specifically, the many Black families and individuals that were impacted and displaced over decades as a result of inequitable public policy and infrastructure projects, as represented by the Historic Albina Advisory Board.

“Historical Albina is more than a battleground over freeway expansion or air quality. It was once what my Aunt called ‘the crossroads of the world’ for Black Portland,“ says Historic Albina Advisory Board member Estelle Love-Lavespere. “We have been displaced; the community has been gentrified. Gentrification and displacement does exactly what it is meant to do: disrupts and disempowers the economic, educational and social ties of a community. This is why the voice of the HAAB is important, and why our voice in the decision-making process must be heard.”

The meeting will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m Tuesday. It will be livestreamed and live-captioned. Find the link to join the livestream, agenda and other meeting materials at the project events webpage: i5rosequarter.org/event.

The joint meeting on May 18 is just one of several coordinated meetings, in advance of a forthcoming highway cover recommendation to the Oregon Transportation Commission in July:

  • May 18 – The Historic Albina Advisory Board, Executive Steering Committee, and Community Oversight Advisory Committee will jointly meet to hear more on the project’s preliminary Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and workforce program and initial analysis of highway cover design considerations.
  • May 24 – The Executive Steering Committee and Historic Albina Advisory Board will jointly meet  to continue discussion from the May 18 meeting with additional details related to the cover concepts provided by the Independent Cover Assessment team.
  • June 1 – The Independent Cover Assessment team will host the third workshop with the Historic Albina Advisory Board to review final development scenarios and evaluate and rank each development scenario’s performance related to the community’s values and feasibility.
  • June 7 – The Independent Cover Assessment team will host the third workshop with the Executive Steering Committee  to review final development scenarios and evaluate and rank each development scenario’s performance related to the community’s values and feasibility.

The committees will meet again in late June to develop a final recommendation in advance of the July 15th Oregon Transportation Committee meeting.

The Independent Cover Assessment team recently closed the second of three online open houses about the highway covers on May 10. A third and final public online open house will take place from June 5 to 14. More information about these open houses can be found at www.albinahighwaycovers.com.

About the Independent Cover Assessment

Last year, in response to direction from the Governor and requests from project stakeholders, the Oregon Transportation Commission directed ODOT to retain a consultant team of local and national urban design, engineering, and environmental experts to conduct an independent assessment of the highway cover designs included in the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project. The requests from Metro, Multnomah County, City of Portland, Portland Public Schools and Albina Vision Trust shaped the creation of the independent assessment process. The goal for this independent team is to understand the vision and goals of stakeholders in the project area, generate potential highway cover scenarios, and assess the impacts and benefits of these scenarios.

 

I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Historic Albina Advisory Board Meeting on April 6, 2021

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

Project’s Historic Albina Advisory Board Meeting on April 6, 2021

The public is invited to attend the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Historic Albina Advisory Board meeting.

On Tuesday, April 6, the Historic Albina Advisory Board will meet online from 4:00 – 6:30 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.

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

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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Share Your Vision for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Highway Covers

March 3, 2020

We invite you to make your voice heard! Help determine the future development scenarios for the I-5 highway covers in the Rose Quarter area.

The highway covers can add new community space above Interstate 5 between Interstates 84 and 405 in the Albina area. They have the potential to add economic value through redevelopment that truly reconnects the community. The space could be used for affordable housing, local businesses, or community organizations and open spaces that reflect the historic Albina community. Your input is important and will inform and guide the direction of how the I-5 highway covers support the Albina neighborhood vision for generations to come!

An independent assessment team retained by the Oregon Department of Transportation, at the direction of the Oregon Transportation Commission, wants to make sure the project matches the community’s vision for the Albina area and invites members of the community to join a series of three online open houses. Your input will help the team define options for what the future highway covers can look like, assess the benefits of each and evaluate how they can function to reconnect the Lower Albina area to the rest of the historic community. Visit the website to have your voice heard!

Online Open House #1, Now through March 15

The first online open house will discuss how the highway covers can be used to support the community’s vision for neighborhood revitalization and provide restorative justice that supports the historic and local community’s desired outcomes and needs.

Online Open House #2, April 16-May 10

The second online open house will review and refine potential development scenarios, assessing how the design of each scenario supports the community’s vision and restorative justice outcomes.

Online Open House #3, June 5-June 20

The third and final online open house will review final development scenarios borne out of the vision and outcomes discussed in previous sessions and evaluate and rank each development scenario’s performance in relationship to the community’s values and feasibility.

Last year, in response to direction from the Governor and requests from project stakeholders, the Oregon Transportation Commission directed ODOT to retain a consultant team of local and national urban design, engineering, and environmental experts to conduct an independent assessment of the highway cover designs included in the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project. The requests from Metro, Multnomah County, City of Portland, Portland Public Schools and Albina Vision Trust shaped the creation of the independent assessment process.

The goal for this independent team is to understand the vision and goals of stakeholders in the project area, generate potential highway cover scenarios, and assess the impacts and benefits of these scenarios. Considering how to rebuild the neighborhood, promote economic development, and better serve the historic Albina Community, an independent cover assessment team is working to develop three design scenarios for the highway covers with influence from the Historic Albina Advisory Board and guidance from the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project’s Executive Steering Committee. The team is also seeking direct input from Black community members from the historic Albina neighborhood and other stakeholders through a series of virtual workshops and is inviting broader community input through online open houses, surveys, and public comment opportunities.

In response to Governor Kate Brown’s directive to “Stay Home, Save Lives,” all Project public meetings are being held on a virtual platform. We are committed to maintaining accessibility and transparency for all public meetings. Look to the Project  website for opportunities to get involved. Visit the agency’s COVID-19 web page for more information.

 

For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735- 2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

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I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Community Oversight Advisory Committee Meeting

February 26, 2021

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

The public is invited to attend a meeting of the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Community Oversight Advisory Committee.

On Thursday, March 4 the Community Oversight Advisory Committee will be meeting online from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Please visit the project’s events page from 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 the meeting will be shared with committee members in advance. All written and voice recorded comments received will be added to the meeting record.

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, TTY 800-735- 2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

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I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project’s Executive Steering Committee and Historic Albina Advisory Board to meet online in February

February 15, 2021

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

The public is invited to attend both the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Executive Steering Committee and the Historic Albina Advisory Board meetings.

On Monday, February 22, the Executive Steering Committee will meet online from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Please visit the project’s events page for more information.

On Tuesday, February 23, the Historic Albina Advisory Board will meet online from 4:00 – 6:45 p.m. Please visit the project’s events page from 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 the meeting will be shared with committee or board members in advance. All written and voice recorded comments received will be added to the meeting record.

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, TTY 800-735- 2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

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I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project’s Historic Albina Advisory Board to meet on February 2, 2021

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

The public is invited to attend the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Historic Albina Advisory Board meeting

On Tuesday, February 2, the Historic Albina Advisory Board will meet online from 4:00 to 6:30 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 (see the events page for more information).

Comments received by 11 a.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 record.

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, TTY 800-735- 2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

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I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project’s Historic Albina Advisory Board Members Selected

January 4, 2021

Contact: April deLeon-Galloway, 971.233.6514, april.m.deleon@odot.state.or.us

Today, ODOT’s Urban Mobility Office announced the 13 members of the new Historic Albina Advisory Board. The Board will advise the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project and its Executive Steering Committee about project design and how the project can support future development opportunities within the historic Albina neighborhood. This volunteer Board will include Black Portlanders with strong connections to historic Albina.

“The purpose of the Board is to elevate voices in the Black community to ensure that project outcomes reflect community interests and values, and that historic Albina benefits from the investments of this project,” said Megan Channell, Project Director.

The Board includes appointed members and at-large members selected through a public application process. The ten appointed members were identified by ODOT’s strategic engagement team led by Ericka Warren of Try Excellence, LLC., a third-generation Portlander, who will also serve as the Board’s facilitator. The members at-large were chosen and interviewed by the strategic engagement team through a collaborative process with ODOT and Metro as a project partner. “It was our goal to identify individuals with deep personal ties to Albina, whose professional and volunteer experience serve the community and who are willing to work collaboratively to bring positive change,” said Warren. “In line with doing business differently, ODOT empowered a team of strategic advisors deeply connected and invested in this community to lead this charge, which is a positive first step.”

ODOT brought Try Excellence, LLC to the table to help in strategy development as it pertains to community relations, particularly related to building connections and facilitating conversations between the agency and the Black community. “We felt that this was a great opportunity to help influence the potential for growth and change in this area,” said Dr. Steven Holt, Founder and President of Try Excellence, LLC and facilitator of the project’s Executive Steering Committee.

The Board was set up to advance the project’s values and provide meaningful opportunities for those with deep ties to Albina who have been impacted by past harm to influence the project design. “The Historic Albina Advisory Board really developed as a result of wanting to have measurable outcomes associated with the ideal of elevating the voices of the Black community and those that were historically harmed by past transportation projects,” Ericka Warren said.

When asked what success looks like for the Historic Albina Advisory Board, Warren said, “To me, success means thoughtful and authentic conversations between the Board and ODOT that lead to realizing growth and positive change in Albina.” She added, “Honest conversations and community-led outcomes will help to reduce the trust deficit between the Black community and ODOT after years of living in and with a systemically racist transportation system.”

The Historic Albina Advisory Board is scheduled to meet January 12, 2021. The list of members can be found here. Meeting materials and the agenda for the first meeting will be posted this week at https://www.i5rosequarter.org/events/.