BARBUR CONCEPT PLAN
Non-Binding City Policy
WHEREAS, in 2009 Metro designated the Southwest Corridor (Barbur Boulevard/Highway 99W) as the next regional priority for high capacity transit expansion by the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation and the Metro Council; and
WHEREAS, in the fall of 2010, Metro, Oregon Department of Transportation, and Trimet worked with local jurisdictions to initiate the Southwest Corridor Plan to create livable and sustainable communities along the corridor connecting Portland and Sherwood; and
WHEREAS, in February 2011, the City signed an intergovernmental agreement with Metro accepting funds as part of the Construction Excise Tax grant program to create a long-term vision and concept plan for the Barbur corridor; and
WHEREAS, in September 2011, the Barbur concept plan community working group held the first of 14 meetings. This group guided the creation of the plan and included broad representation from southwest residents, institutions, neighborhoods, and businesses. This group also hosted three community forums to gather broader community input into the plan; and
WHEREAS, in December 2012, the Barbur concept plan community working group endorsed a corridor wide vision and goals to achieve community aspirations for the corridor. The group also endorsed numerous concepts and ideas for seven focus areas to achieve that vision. Finally, the group endorsed sixteen specific recommendations to implement the concept plan; and
WHEREAS, the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission held a public hearing on February 26, 2013 and unanimously recommended that City Council adopt the Barbur Concept Plan;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Portland adopts the Barbur Concept Plan Summary Report and Recommendations, attached as Exhibit A, as Non-Binding City Policy; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council gratefully acknowledges the excellent work and dedication of the Barbur Concept Plan community working group and other community members who participated in the planning process; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that staff will work with regional partners to implement the Barbur Concept Plan and continue participating in the SW Corridor planning process.
Link to Exhibit A - Barbur Concept Plan (PDF Document, 3 MB)
Resolution No. 37014, adopted by City Council April 24, 2013.