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Portland Parks Foundation ‘Green Dreams’: I-5 Rose Quarter + Albina Vision
March 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Part of the “Green Dreams” event series hosted by the Portland Parks Foundation.
New leadership is coming to Portland Parks & Recreation and Metro. PP&R is writing a parks plan for 2035. Metro’s third major green spaces bond will be on the November 2019 ballot. The Oregon Department of Transportation will spend $500 million in the Rose Quarter, some of it for new green spaces over I-5. Activists are greening the city in innovative new ways. City budgets are forcing new ways of serving the public. Everyone believes Portland needs a parks system worthy of the bigger city it is becoming . . .
The Portland Parks Foundation is gathering Portlanders for three evenings to launch a new parks movement!
ALBINA VISION + I-5 ROSE QUARTER: A $500-MILLION PARKS OPPORTUNITY
The Oregon Department of Transportation is readying a $500-million redo of I-5 in the Rose Quarter, building bridges and “lidding” portions of the freeway to reconnect the neighborhood. Albina Vision, a group of citizen activists wants to honor the pre-highway history of Albina by reconceiving district to welcome African-American people and culture back with a 21st-century vibrancy. Can well-designed parks and open spaces merge these two futures?
Albina Vision Trust
Rukaiyah Adams, CFO, Meyer Memorial Trust
Michael Alexander, past CEO of the Urban League of Portland
Washington Department of Transportation
Julie Meredith, Program Administrator
Vanport Mosaic + Other Special Guests
Single Tickets: $5-20 sliding scale (see below)
Event Series: $15-$60 sliding scale