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The project team hosted Public Open House #2 on February 23, 2016. The team presented information on three distinct alternative land use and transportation concepts for downtown Gladstone. Each alternative included an element for a mixed use corridor along Portland Avenue, as well as for an area described as the downtown core. Following the presentation, the project team facilitated small group discussions about the alternatives. The Open House was a critical step in the project as it offered the opportunity for the community to provide feedback on alternative concepts that will be used to develop a preferred concept for the plan.

For information from the Open House, see the documents linked below under Public Participation.

 

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PROJECT INTRODUCTION

The City of Gladstone is planning for the future of the City’s Downtown area, centered on Portland Avenue. The goal of the project is to create a more cohesive main street that re-establishes the corridor as the city center. The Downtown Revitalization planning process will identify development opportunities and appropriate land uses, including the location and type of public spaces (e.g., plazas or courtyards), that can make the area more attractive and inviting for residents, businesses and visitors alike.  The project will result in a master plan for Portland Avenue that guides future development in the corridor and ensures that there are safe and convenient connections to the area for all modes of travel – driving, walking, bicycling and transit. An implementation strategy will include tools to support local businesses and future development and redevelopment, potential funding sources, and city policy changes that help the community achieve the goals of the Downtown Revitalization Plan.

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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

The Downtown Revitalization Plan is being shaped by public input in several ways. Please consider getting involved and sharing your perspective on downtown Gladstone! The project team will host a second open house in early 2017 to discuss the initial recommendations of the plan. Check this page in the coming weeks for an announcement regarding the specific time and place of the meeting.

Past public participation events include:

  • Open House #1 (10/26/16). The open house included a presentation of the consultant team’s initial findings about downtown Gladstone, a visioning exercise, and public input on the strengths and opportunities of the corridor. The presentation, exhibit boards, and a recap of the visioning exercise are posted in the document links below.
  • Online Survey (open 10/11/16 to 10/31/16). The survey asked residents, business owners, and property owners about their experiences in and perspectives on downtown Gladstone. A recap of the survey is posted in a document link below.
  • Stakeholder Meeting #1 (11/16/17): A group of business owners, property owners and residents discussed development opportunity sites and corridor-wide street design details. A recap of the meeting is posted in the document links below.
  • Open House #2 (2/27/17). This open house included a presentation of three alternative concepts by the consultant team followed by small group discussions to evaluate and collect community input on the alternatives.

Public Participartion

Committee Meeting Materials

Existing Conditions Report and Appendices

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SCHEDULE AND EVENTS

Upcoming Meetings and Events:

  • To Be Announced

Past Meetings and Events:

  • Joint Citizen, Technical, and Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting
    April 20, 2017 5:30 PM
    Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Avenue
  • Public Open House #2
    February 23, 2017 5:30 – 7:30 pm
    Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Avenue
  • Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting #3
    February 8, 2017, 6-8 pm
    Gladstone City Hall Downstairs Conference Room
  • Technical Advisory Committee Meeting #3
    January 4, 2017, 3-5 pm
    Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Avenue
  • Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting
    November 2, 2016 6-8 PM
    Gladstone City Hall
  • Public Open House
    October 26, 2016 6-8PM
    Gladstone High School Cafeteria, 18800 Portland Ave
  • Technical Advisory Committee Meeting #2
    October 12, 2016 3 – 5 pm
    Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Avenue

 

Click the image below to view a full-size schedule graphic.  This schedule is developed as a guide to
intended timeframes.  The timing of specific tasks and meetings may change.

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CONTACT

For more information about this project or to submit written comments, contact betz@ci.gladstone.or.us.  We look forward to hearing from you!
Note that all correspondence with the City is part of the public record.

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