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30 Jul 2014
31 Jul 2014
City looks at plans for Barbur Boulevard's future
Portland city commissioners will hear public testimony Wednesday on the proposed Barbur Concept Plan, which charts a long-term strategy to add high-capacity bus or rail transit to a six-mile stretch of the highway from the central city to Tigard.
The plan does not advocate for one type of transit, leaving that up to a future decision. Rather, it suggests ways to make Barbur more of a walkable, vibrant boulevard, combining street signal improvements, streetscape beautification, bicycle facilities and other amenities in a unified vision.
The public hearing takes place from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. in City Council Chambers, 1221 S.W. Fourth Ave. City commissioners are expected to adopt the plan by a nonbinding resolution, which will serve as a recommendation of the councils opinions for Metros consideration of a Southwest Corridor Plan.
The Barbur plan is available at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/441477.
At Wednesdays council meeting, commissioners also will:
Consider an ordinance authorizing a surcharge to the Central Eastside Industrial District Area parking permit program
Consider an ordinance providing civil penalties for violating dog leash and scoop regulations.