The findings of the environmental study will be published in early 2019, followed by a 30-day public comment period. During the comment period, we encourage you to provide your feedback on this website or through an online open house or in-person open house.
Check back for early 2019 online open house and in-person open house dates!
Community Liaisons Meeting 4 – Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Billy Webb Elks Lodge – 6 N Tillamook Street, Portland)
Community involvement is an important part of this project. As we move forward, we will be looking to the community to help shape the project and the new connections. We invite and encourage you to join us in these conversations, get involved, and provide your input.
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Who is involved?
ODOT is working with the City of Portland (namely the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and the Bureau of Transportation), TriMet and the Federal Highway Administration to refine design components and perform a federally required environmental review.
The project team will work with a team of Community Liaisons to inform the project and learn how to best engage the community.
Open House – Tuesday, September 12, 2017 (Matt Dishman Community Center – 77 NE Knott Street, Portland)
The I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project kicked off the environmental phase with a project Open House. The event, hosted by ODOT and the City of Portland, provided an opportunity for the public to learn about the project, talk to project team members and share input.
Community Liaisons Meetings
The I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Community Liaisons group is comprised of twelve community members representing local businesses, community organizations and interests in the area. The group has been assembled to provide community insight and feedback to the project team as the project progresses. At each meeting, ODOT and City of Portland staff have received valuable feedback about the project and how best to reach the local and broader community.
Meeting 1 – Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Billy Webb Elks Lodge – 6 N Tillamook Street, Portland)
Community Liaisons Meeting 1 Agenda
Meeting 2 — Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Billy Webb Elks Lodge – 6 N Tillamook Street, Portland
Community Liaisons Meeting 2 Agenda
Meeting 3 – Monday, May 21, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Billy Webb Elks Lodge – 6 N Tillamook Street, Portland)
Community Liaisons Meeting 3 Agenda
Community & Neighborhood Forum – Thursday, September 28, 2017 (Billy Webb Elks Lodge – 6 N Tillamook Street, Portland)
ODOT and the City of Portland hosted a Community & Neighborhood Forum to engage the local community about the project. Project team members provided an overview of the project and encouraged dialogue about the planned future improvements in the area.
Community & Neighborhood Forum Agenda
Community Walk & Bike Ride – Saturday, October 7, 2017 (Stingray Café – 240 N Broadway, Portland)
ODOT and the City of Portland hosted a Community Walk & Bike Ride, inviting community members to tour the project area, on bike or by foot, to help people see the current issues and visualize the proposed improvements.