Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project Planning for light rail stations
Light rail stations have the ability to transform their surroundings, as a catalyst for development and by offering more accessibility to existing neighborhoods. Communities that have stations become regional destinations for commerce and gathering places for local residents. How a station transforms a community is up to those who work, live, or play in the area. The goal of station area planning during the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement process is to create a venue for communities to maximize the opportunities that light rail stations present.
The process will culminate in the identification of action steps that cities can consider to achieve the station areas envisioned by their community members.
Two community workshops are scheduled for early October that will focus on the proposed Southeast Portland stations. The workshops are forums for Southeast Portland residents to share opportunities they see in areas near proposed light rail stations. The workshops will help to identify important considerations such as station access for riders, street improvements, transit connections, and redevelopment opportunities.
Interested individuals can go to www.metro-region.org/southcorridor to download maps of specific station areas and comment forms. The maps and forms will be available online the week of September 24th.
Completed comment forms, suggestions and ideas will be accepted throughout the project. Interested persons are encouraged to bring illustrations including photographs, or written suggestions, to the community workshops. For more information, call (503) 797-1756 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct 2
Cleveland High School cafeteria
3400 SE 26th Ave., Portland
(This workshop will focus on station areas around SE Clinton St./SE 12th Ave., SE Rhine St. and SE Holgate off SE 17th)
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct 11
Sellwood Middle School cafeteria
8300 SE 15th Ave., Portland
(This workshop will focus on station areas around SE Harold St., SE Bybee St., SE Tacoma St. off SE McLoughlin Blvd.)