Along with design of the riverwalk, the Willamette Falls Legacy Project is also planning for how visitors will access the new public space. A Parking and Transportation Plan is underway, and will identify solutions for transportation and parking for phase one of the riverwalk. This is also an opportune moment to think strategically, beyond just the riverwalk, and plan for future public and private redevelopment of the 22-acre site. Our project team will be identifying improvements that can best optimize the riverwalk experience, reduce its impact on its neighbors, and can be phased in as redevelopment occurs over time.
Goals for the Plan
- Reach shared understanding among stakeholders of transportation and parking issues, tools, and goals for this project
- Create a long-term metric based strategy that can guide the community through the many phases of private and public development onsite
- Achieve Planning Commission approval of the strategy and plan as part of the upcoming riverwalk land use approval, including identification of proportional requirements for the first phase of the riverwalk
- Identify actionable next steps that community and City can take to implement the plan
How you can participate
Riverwalk Parking & Transportation Summit Series
We are in this together. It is critical that we look holistically at the site, downtown, and McLoughlin and Canemah neighborhoods for both impacts and solutions. All community members are invited to attend three riverwalk transportation summits to help the public partners understand how pedestrian, transit, bike and parking improvements can support the future phases of the Willamette Falls riverwalk.
Meeting 1- Background on best practices approaches, gather community input
April 26, 2017- 6:00-8:00PM City Hall Commission Chambers (625 Center Street, Oregon City)
Meeting 2 – Review results of outreach to date and review of draft approach
May 24, 2017 - 6:00-8:00PM City Hall Commission Chambers (625 Center Street, Oregon City)
Meeting 3 – Review of draft recommendations and implementation next steps
July 26, 2017 - 6:00-8:00PM City Hall Commission Chambers (625 Center Street, Oregon City)
One-on-one -Community Stakeholders meetings
We will also be meeting with community stakeholders over the next couple of months and will report back at the three summit meetings. These one-on-one meetings will include downtown business owners, nearby residents, and other community groups that have a stake in parking and transportation for the riverwalk.
Open House Hours with Rick Williams Consulting
Meet one on one with Rick and his team to discuss ideas and concerns from your organization.
July 12 4pm-8pm City Hall- email [email protected] to reserve a 30 minute 1x1.
Rick and his team have open house hours in Oregon City to meet 1x1 with organizations or concerned citizens on July 12. This has been created to allow time to talk about the approach and specific tools in greater detail with individuals outside of the 3 larger meetings.
Draft Implementation Strategy- Available for Review
The draft implementation strategy was presented on July 26, 2017 at the 3rd Summit Meeting. Participants provided written and oral feedback to help shape the final plan & narrative.
For those unable to attend or who wish to continue the conversation, Please review the draft strategy below and presentation and send us your thoughts by August 15.
The full draft report will be ready for review and comment in September.
Background resources, agendas, community feedback and drafts will be added to this page as they are available.