Ways to Review and Comment on the Environmental Assessment

The Environmental Assessment is now published for public review and comment. From February 15 – April 1, 2019 at 5 p.m. you can review and comment on the findings on this website or through any of the ways listed below.

Open House and Public Hearing locations can be accessed easily by bus, MAX and Portland Streetcar.

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. 

Si desea obtener información sobre este proyecto traducida al español, sírvase llamar al 503-731-4128.

To request an alternative format, please contact info@i5rosequarter.org or call 503-423-3760.

Online Open House

February 15 – April 1, 2019 at 5 pm


Public Open House

March 7, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Leftbank Annex – Clubroom
101 N Weidler St, Portland

Accessible Parking: There are four accessible spaces in the reserved Annex lot located on the north side of N Weidler St between N Vancouver Ave and N Williams Ave.

Parking on-site will be very limited. Leftbank Annex is easily accessed by bus, MAX, and Portland Street Car.

A cash-only parking lot is available for those driving to the event, in addition to limited on-street parking. See this map for details. The cost for the lot is $15. Important: Please note, the parking lot will not allow new cars to enter after 7:30.

Public Hearing

March 12, 2019
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sign up to speak.
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Event begins with a brief project presentation followed by public comment.
Elected officials will comment first, followed by comments from the general public.
Oregon Convention Center
Room A108
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland

Note: Speakers will have up to two minutes to speak and must

  • sign up in person
  • only sign up for themselves
  • sign up during official registration, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. on March 12

The Oregon Convention Center is ADA accessible.

Accessible Parking: There are 10 accessible spaces on Parking Level 1 (P1) and 11 accessible spaces on Parking Level 2 (P2). Parking Level 2 (P2) includes accessible areas with a 9-foot ceiling clearance to accommodate adapted vehicles.

NOTE: The westbound platform at Convention Center MAX Station (Stop ID 8376) is temporarily closed due to adjacent construction. The eastbound platform (Stop ID 8341) will remain open. During the closure, use nearby westbound MAX platforms at Rose Quarter Transit Center (Stop ID 8377) or NE 7th Ave (Stop ID 8375). Learn more at https://trimet.org/alerts/conventioncenter.htm.

Mail

ODOT attention Megan Channell|
123 NW Flanders St.
Portland, OR 97209

Phone

Leave a recorded verbal comment at (503) 423-3760

Email

info@i5RoseQuarter.org

Where to Find a Print Copy of the Environmental Assessment

  • ODOT Region 1
    123 NW Flanders St
    Portland, Oregon 97209
  • FHWA Oregon Division
    530 Center Street NE, Suite 420
    Salem, OR 97301
  • Matt Dishman Community Center
    77 NE Knott St
    Portland, OR 97212
  • Multnomah County Library Branches
    • Central – 801 SW 10th Ave
    • North Portland – 512 N Killingsworth St
    • Albina  – 3605 NE 15th

To request an alternative format, please contact info@i5rosequarter.org or call 503-423-3760.

Community Presentations and Events

Throughout the Environmental Study phase of the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project, ODOT and the City of Portland have been reaching out to community organizations and local agencies to keep the community informed and seek input on proposed improvements. Click below to download a list of all past and upcoming community presentations and events.


Join us!

Community involvement is an important part of this project. Throughout the environmental study phase, the project team has already been reaching out to the public in a variety of ways.

Public Outreach Infographic

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. Sign up for project email updates and keep checking the website for new information.


Past Events

Industry Forum and Certification Workshop – Friday, December 14, 2018
OAME Large Conference Room, 731 N Hayden Meadows Dr, Portland

A&E Industry Forum and DBE Workshop – Friday, October 26, 2018
OAME Large Conference Room, 731 N Hayden Meadows Dr, Portland

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

Meeting 4 Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Billy Webb Elks Lodge – 6 N Tillamook Street, Portland)

Community Liaisons Meeting 4 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.

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

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.   

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