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Southwest Corridor Plan: moving your ideas toward on-the-ground improvements

SOUTHWEST - Last fall residents, businesses and other stakeholders, like you, shared their vision for their communities in the corridor connecting Downtown Portland and Sherwood. Through focus group discussions, community events and an online survey, people offered great ideas for both neighborhood and transportation improvements. Suggestions ranged from sidewalk improvements on a specific block to adding trees along major roads, expanding the freeway, changing land uses, adding parks or trails.

The Southwest Corridor Plan seeks to maximize limited local, regional, state and federal funds to support, strengthen and connect livable and prosperous places. The next step toward creating a shared investment strategy is to narrow the long list of improvement ideas to a range of projects that offer the most community benefit while still recognizing today's financial challenges. This shared investment strategy will direct the projects and policy changes over the next 15-plus years to enhance existing neighborhoods, improve transportation in and through the corridor and prepare for the demands of the future.

Project partners are excited to share:

• how your input has shaped the project vision, goals and objectives;

• how improvement ideas will be narrowed to a range of projects that offer the most benefit while still recognizing today's financial challenges; and

• what the next steps of the Southwest Corridor Plan are to create a shared investment strategy for community and corridor improvements.

Look for the Southwest Corridor Plan online at the Southwest Corridor website through July 13 at swcorridorplan.org.

The Southwest Corridor Plan is a partnership of the cities of Beaverton, Durham, King City, Lake Oswego, Portland, Sherwood, Tigard and Tualatin, Multnomah and Washington counties, ODOT, TriMet and Metro.

- Metro