190611

Emergency Ordinance

*Authorize Intergovernmental Agreement with TriMet to track Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Bureau of Transportation match contributions for the Federal Transit Administration Pilot Program for Transit Oriented Development to activate under-developed station areas along the Red Line MAX corridor

Passed

The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1. The Council finds:

  1. TriMet has been awarded a $700,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Pilot Program for Transit Oriented Development (“FTA Pilot Program”) to help finance TOD planning work designed to activate under-developed station areas along the west extension of the MAX Red Line and the east portion of the Red Line corridor (“TOD Planning Project”). This includes the 82nd Ave, Gateway, and Parkrose MAX Stations.
  2. In addition to the $700,000 awarded through the FTA Pilot Program, the TriMet application identified another $350,000 in non-federal in-kind staff matching contributions from local jurisdictional partners, for a total TOD Planning Project budget of $1,050,000. Included in this was an in-kind contribution of City of Portland planning staff time valued at $130,000, through the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and the Bureau of Transportation.
  3. TriMet has hired a consultant team led by Eco Northwest for the TOD Planning Project. The consultant team will be providing planning and economic development services to assist the City and TriMet to better activate the 82nd Ave, Gateway, and Parkrose MAX station areas.
  4. TriMet, Metro and the City of Portland have a history of successful land use planning and community development collaboration under this FTA grant program, including through the Metro SW Equitable Development Strategy (SWEDS), and the Montgomery Park to Hollywood Transit and Land Use Study (MP2H). Since 2017 the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Bureau of Transportation have together received over $630,000 through this FTA grant program.
  5. This grant furthers the goals of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan – including GOAL 3.C: Focused growth, GOAL 3.D: A system of centers and corridors, Goal 5.C: Healthy connected city, Goal 6.C: Business district vitality, and GOAL 9.C: Great places.
  6. The geography of focus for the Red Line TOD Planning Project overlaps with and complements several other City initiatives, including planning work surrounding 82nd Avenue, ongoing work with Prosper Portland to further the development of the Gateway Urban Renewal District, and an ODOT-funded community development project in partnership with Historic Parkrose. Providing this in-kind match leverages the FTA resources to further City objectives in these areas.
  7. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will manage the City’s participation in the project in partnership with the Bureau of Transportation. The term of the grant is through December 2023, spanning FY 2021-22 and 2022-23.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The Director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (Director) is authorized to execute an agreement with TriMet to provide in-kind match of staff time valued up to a total of $130,000 to support the FTA Pilot Program grant for Red Line MAX Station Area TOD Planning Project, in a form similar to Exhibit A.
  2. The BPS Director is authorized to execute amendments to the Agreement, provided such modifications do not increase the City’s financial obligation or risk. Any modifications that increase the City’s financial obligation or risk must be authorized by the City Council.

Section 2. The Council declares that an emergency exists because a delay would unnecessarily delay the City’s ability to perform the activities authorized by the FTA grant; therefore, this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the Council.

An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)

Passed by Council

Auditor of the City of Portland
Mary Hull Caballero

Impact Statement

Agenda Items

842 Consent Agenda in December 1, 2021 Council Agenda

Passed

  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Requested Agenda Type

Consent

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date