NW Masterplan DAR – 3/1/12
NW Masterplan DAR
March 1, 2012
Kittelson couldn’t attend so PBOT presented an overview of the traffic study.
Carol Mayer-Reed, Con-way’s park consultant, presented their open space plan, which called for conveying the full block north of Pettygrove btw 20 and 21 to PP&R, along with some weak guiding principles on how PP&R should consider developing the open space.
Brett Horner from PP&R gave their perspective. PP&R is generally opposed to a square on the western half of the block. They prefer a park, possibly with some hard-scape. PP&R wants as few restrictions as possible on the space.
Tom DiChiara from CE John gave an overview of the proposed grocery complex on Block 296.
The Design Commission had lots of questions so the meeting ran several hours.
Public testimony was invited. The Northwest Sustainable Transitions Group testified and submitted an alternative open space configuration.
Don Genasci, Phil Selinger and Ron Walters testified on behalf of NWDA. Don and Phil did a nice job of expressing NWDA concerns about the open space plan and traffic mitigation plan, respectively. Ron’s testimony can be downloaded here: DAR-030112
1. Meet with Con-way and Kittelson to try to resolve concerns about the traffic study.
2. Meet with Con-way and PP&R to look for common ground on open space plan.