INTERSTATE CORRIDOR Urban Renewal Area Bulletin October 2000 INTERSTATE WORKING GROUPS TO Island, are creating a rainwater feature with a prow- like sculpture at the Prescott station. At the CONVENE ON OCTOBER 16, 2000 Killingsworth station, Adrienne Cruz is designing col- On September 18th the Interstate Corridor Advisory orful tiles and flags inspired by textiles and wood- Committee reconvened after the successful adoption of working from India, Africa and Argentina. Lillian Pitt, the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Plan. Over the Ken MacKintosh are working with three other Native summer months the plan went before the PDC Board, American artists on treatments for the Portland the Planning Commission and the Portland City Council. Boulevard station. Linda Wysong is developing land- Each of these planning bodies opened up their meetings scape projects and a sculpture at the Delta Park sta- for public comments and deliberation on the plan. After tion that have water quality and environmental hearing from hundreds of people, the urban renewal themes. Otani is creating art for the Expo Station, plan was unanimously adopted by the City Council on recalling the location’s historic function as the assem- August 23, 2000. bly point for detained Japanese Americans during World War II. To carry out the hard work of strategy development and project planning, the Interstate Advisory Committee will Brian Borrello is refining ideas for sculpture and other split up into working groups which will meet over the elements at the Rose Quarter station. Finalists for the next 8 months. Working groups will be made up of 7- Lombard and Kenton station are preparing proposals; 10 members of the Advisory Committee and 7-10 mem- selection occurs in late October. Artists for the Albina bers of the public at large, for a total of 15 - 20 mem- and Overlook stations will be selected early next year. bers per group. Working groups will represent a diversi- Stacy Drake-Edwards and Mary Priester, Tri-Met’s art ty of viewpoints, opinions and ideas that will allow for program managers, are working with station area the development of meaningful, creative, and sound committees for these artist selections. strategies. All meetings will be open to the public and input will be sought from members and non-members INTERSTATE WORKING GROUP alike. Participation for these groups was widely solicited MEETING SCHEDULE from the community and final appointments will be The next Interstate meeting will be held at Kaiser Town made by Mayor Katz. Hall, 3704 N. Interstate Ave., on Monday, October 16th, 2000 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Working groups will Working groups will prepare strategies for housing, eco- convene at staggered times as-follows: nomic development, transportation and community liv- Economic Development 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ability. Strategies will provide specific actions related to Community Livability 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. principles in the urban renewal plan and guide funding decisions for projects and programs. Draft strategies will Housing 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. be reviewed by the full Advisory Committee and the Transportation 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. public in early 2001 and finalized in spring 2001. • All meetings are open to the community with public UPDATE FROM TRI-MET ON THE participation encouraged. INTERSTATE MAX STATION AREA ARTWORK • Future working group meetings will convene on the third Monday of the month (with the exception of With oversight from a Citizen Art Advisory Commit- January, when meetings will be held on January tee, a number of local artists have begun creating 22nd) from now until May 2001. projects for Interstate MAX stations. Valerie Otani and Light refreshments will be served. Childcare available upon request by calling Jon Connor at 503-823-3367 by 10/13. Brian Borrello, influenced by the shipyards at Swan INTERSTATE MAX STATION AREA NORTH/NORTHEAST PORTLAND REVITALIZATION COMMUNITY EVENTS IN Work on Interstate MAX Station Area Revitalization Strategies is about to begin, which will result in O C TO B E R design and development strategies for the blocks Traffic Calming Summit for Neighborhood surrounding five light rail stations along Interstate Association Representatives Avenue. This nine-month effort is open to anyone interested in helping shape development and other Saturday, October 14th, 2000 public improvements around the Lombard, Portland 8:30a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Boulevard, Killingsworth, Prescott and Overlook King School in the Cafetorium located at light rail stations. 4815 NE 7th at Wygant St. The purpose of the summit is to give neighborhood There will be a number of opportunities to partici- representatives the opportunity to review the work pate in the process. The primary focus of public being performed by the Traffic Calming Master Plan involvement will be four public work sessions Citizen Advisory Committee and to gauge the level between November and March which will involve of desire among residents for traffic calming services. the public in generating a design development This forum will also provide an opportunity for strategy for each station. At these sessions, the com- neighborhood leaders to identify potential funding munity will review existing conditions, identify key solutions for traffic calming services. opportunities and constraints within 1/2 mile of The summit is free and open to individuals involved each station, create alternative strategies for each with neighborhood associations. The King School is area and recommend preferred strategies. wheelchair accessible. For bus service take the #6 or #72. For more information, contact Will Stevens at The Interstate Urban Renewal Goals and Objectives 503-823-2267. To register contact Kristine Shigley and the Albina Community Plan form the founda- at 503-823-5273. tion of this effort. The selected strategies for each station will be reviewed by the Interstate Corridor African American Health Fair Urban Renewal Advisory Committee in the spring Saturday, October 21st, 2000 followed by the Portland City Council. For more 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. information on how to get involved, please call Kim Self Enhancement Inc., (SEI) at 3920 N. Kerby Knox at 503/242-0084. This event is part of the African American Wellness Week Sponsored by African American Health Now that Interstate MAX has received its funding Coalition, Legacy Health Systems, Providence, Kaiser grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Permanente, OHSU, Black United Fund of Oregon plans to celebrate the construction groundbreaking and Casey Family Program. in November are in discussion. Ideas are welcome; call 503-962-2133. African American Home Fair Saturday, October 28th, 2000 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Self Enhancement Inc., (SEI) at 3920 N. Kerby This event is organized by a committee of local businesses and organizations. It is a special effort to better assist African Americans in the home buying process and to promote African American home- ownership. The fair will be open to the public and For more information about the Interstate free of charge. Urban Renewal Area or to be placed on our mailing list, please call John Southgate at 503-823-3257 or Elissa Gertler at 823-3231.
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