Yesterday the Planning Commission got additional updates from Commissioner Adam’s staff (the Commissioner himself has his jaw wired shut, which apparently did not keep him from meeting the Archdiocese Friday).
After the update the Commission discussed the project but failed to get to a motion on a recommendation to City Council. One member was opposed to the couplet (preferring the “enhanced Burnside” approach). Others expressed support for the process – now running since 1999 – to get to the recommendation and concern about safety on Burnside. And some thought the couplet should terminate at 15th rather than 19th.
They’ll try again to get to some coherent recommendation at their next meeting on the 27th. This means the recommendation will come out only a few days before the City Council meeting on March 1st.
Meanwhile, the Oregonian editorial board chose up sides against the couplet.