Perhaps the most endearing example of community support for the Orenco Woods Nature Park in Hillsboro is a local student's drawing of a master plan for the park, rendered carefully in crayon. Orenco Woods Nature Park will be a 30-acre park in central Hillsboro, a project two years in the making whose master plan was enthusiastically sanctioned by the Metro Council Thursday.
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Every four years, to meet federal anti-discrimination guidelines, Metro is required to update its public involvement plans for transportation projects that receive federal funding. This cycle, what the agency is putting forth is more in-depth than ever.
If you had a budget, a marker in hand, and a map of the region before you, where would you draw transit lines, and how often would you want them to run? At a community planning forum in Tigard last week, TriMet and Metro asked community members this question, putting them into a transportation planner's world through a participatory planning exercise.
Metro’s Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee, or TPAC, is seeking volunteers interested in transportation issues. Three community-member appointments are open for two-year terms starting in January. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 18, 2013. The Metro Council expects to make the appointments in November.
Metro is committed to providing all residents across our region with meaningful opportunities to participate in decisions that impact our community. This fall, Metro will update public engagement guidelines to ensure everyone has opportunities to learn about and participate in decision-making.
In a letter to Metro Council President Tom Hughes, 21 of the region's 25 mayors, who represent about a third of the region's residents, said the region's Active Transportation Plan is a valuable effort. But, the mayors said, the plan contains five policies of concern, primarily related to local control over implementation of active transportation planning.
Supporters of the proposed Hyatt hotel near the Oregon Convention Center got a big boost Thursday when the Portland Business Alliance announced its conditional support for the $200 million tourism project.
Stressing the importance of the Oregon Convention Center hotel project to the region's economy, Metro Council President Tom Hughes spoke Thursday at an open house about the project.
On Monday, the Southwest Corridor Steering Committee will consider final recommendations that support the communities’ vision and address transportation challenges in the area. Metro staff will present the recommendations July 22 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tigard Library to the committee, which is comprised of local elected officials and Metro, ODOT and TriMet representatives.
Some Southwest Portland residents grew concerned when Haines Street was identified as a potential route for a bus rapid transit route. It's ultimately up to a steering committee to decide whether to preserve their quiet community.