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LATEST UPDATES

Since late October 2016, when over 60 people attended the first Open House and over 180 respondents gave feedback via an online survey, the Gladstone Revitalization Plan consultant team, advisory committees, and stakeholders have continued to refine revitalization and redevelopment opportunities and desired improvements along the Portland Avenue corridor from Abernathy Lane to Clackamas Boulevard. Consistent with the community’s expressed desire for change along the corridor, the project team will present alternatives for future growth at a second and final open house. Community input on the specific aspects that comprise these alternatives – including streetscape design, building height, and parking – is critical at this point in the project. Please plan on attending the open house to help ensure the future success of Portland Avenue and Downtown Gladstone.

Gladstone Revitalization Project Open House
Gladstone Senior Center
Thursday, February 23
5:30 to 7:30 PM (presentation at 5:30 PM; exhibit boards and project staff available until 7:30 PM)

An opportunity to provide feedback on alternatives for future growth is also provided via an “online open house.” Please click the link to the right to access the online open house and survey. The online open house will be available through March 1st, 2016.

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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.

Public Participartion

Committee Meeting Materials

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SCHEDULE AND EVENTS

Upcoming Meetings and Events:

  • 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
  • Public Open House #2
    February 23, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
    Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Avenue

Past Meetings and Events:

  • Technical Advisory Committee Meeting #2
    October 12, 3 – 5 pm
    Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Avenue
  • Public Open House
    October 26, 6-8PM
    Gladstone High School Cafeteria, 18800 Portland Ave
  • Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting
    November 2, 2016 6-8 PM
    Gladstone City Hall

 

Click the image below to view a full-size schedule graphic.  This schedule is developed as a guide to
intended timeframes.  The timing of specic 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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