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TRN-1.16 - Sellwood Bridge Project Locally Preferred Alternative and Project Conditions

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TRN-1.16

SELLWOOD BRIDGE PROJECT LOCALLY PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE AND PROJECT CONDITIONS

Non-Binding City Policy

NCP-TRN-1.16


PURPOSE

WHEREAS, in 1999 the adopted South Willamette River Crossing Study established regional policy which reinforces the main street land use objectives of Tacoma Street and directs that improvements to the Sellwood Bridge and Tacoma Street support these land use policy objectives; and

WHEREAS, the South Willamette River Crossing Study also directs that regional travel demand that currently uses the Sellwood Bridge and Tacoma Street to be accommodated through improvements to the regional transportation system that surrounds the Sellwood Bridge and Tacoma Street; and
 
WHEREAS, Council adopted via Resolution No. 36052 the Tacoma Main Street Plan on January 23, 2002, which called for a redesign of Tacoma to serve as a main street to support neighborhood oriented commercial and residential development, improve the pedestrian environment and protect neighborhood livability; and

WHEREAS, the Sellwood Bridge rehabilitation or replacement is a project identified in the Regional Transportation Plan and the City’s Transportation System Plan (#70050); and

WHEREAS, in June 2006, Multnomah County began environmental studies to identify and evaluate bridge rehabilitation or replacement alternatives and set up a decision-making process that included public participation and review; and

WHEREAS, the Sellwood Bridge project’s Citizen Task Force (CTF), comprised of citizens and representatives from the corridor, met numerous times during the preparation of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and reviewed public testimony to formulate a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) recommendation; and

WHEREAS, the project’s Public Advisory Group (PAG) has adopted an LPA that best meets the project’s Purpose and Need and closely resembles the CTF’s recommendation;


POLICY

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Portland adopts the PAG’s Sellwood Bridge Project Locally Preferred Alternative (Exhibit A) as Non-Binding City Policy; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council instructs City bureaus to work collaboratively with Multnomah County on issues identified in Exhibit B; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council instructs City bureaus to work collaboratively with Multnomah County in the design of the future bridge, and that said design shall be reported back to Design Commission and the Council.


HISTORY

Resolution No. 36692, adopted by City Council March 19, 2009.

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