Posted by Will Vanlue (Contributor) on January 31st, 2012 at 1:22 pm
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Metro is holding a public forum tonight at the Tigard Public Library to collect input on the Southwest Corridor Plan.
The plan incorporates local and regional land use planning efforts along Barbur Boulevard and Highway 99 between downtown Portland and Sherwood. It includes improvements to walking, transit, and bicycle access in and around SW Portland, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, Beaverton, Durham, King City, and Lake Oswego.
Anyone who lives or rides in the corridor should consider attending tonight's meeting.
Metro's event listing says they "will cover the purpose and need, goals, objectives, evaluation criteria and wide-range of alternatives for the Southwest Corridor Plan."
Metro also expects to use the "insight" it collects tonight to shape the future of the Southwest Corridor:
"Community information and insight provided at these meetings will add to the work by technical experts as well as an expert review panel focusing on specific topics like affordable housing, community development or alternative transportation."
Future committee meetings are scheduled at other locations throughout the corridor, but tonight's event is the only "community planning forum" currently listed on the SW Corridor Plan website.
If you'd like to hear more about the SW Corridor Plan, be sure to be at the Tigard Library tonight at 6pm.
More information is also available at SWCorridorPlan.org.