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Willamette Greenway Trail heads to Planning Commission

Avatar by on December 9th, 2008 at 2:13 pm

npGreenway Trail community meeting

Metro trail planner Mel Huie and
npGreenway core member Pam
Arden at a 2007 meeting.
(Photo © J. Maus)

Tonight, the Portland Planning Commission — a nine-member body appointed by the Mayor that advises the city on all planning issues — will hold a public hearing for the “North Reach” phase of Portland’s River Plan.

The River Plan is a massive planning project for all land along the Willamette River in Portland.

Buried among the many volumes and reams of pages in the North Reach section of the plan is language that would help establish easements and official policy for the northern section of the Willamette River Greenway Trail (which currently ends at the Steel Bridge).[Read more…]

npGreenway Community Meeting

Avatar by on January 7th, 2007 at 1:36 pm

Greenway group completes first vision of new riverfront trail

Avatar by on January 4th, 2007 at 11:33 am

[npGreenway’s trail vision.
Download the PDF(329KB).]

npGreenway is a group of advocates working to build a trail that connects Cathedral Park in St. Johns to the terminus of the Eastbank Esplanade at the Steel Bridge. I was at their very first meeting back in November of 2005 and I have been watching their progress ever since.

In an exciting development, they have completed their visioning process and have shared a detailed map of the proposed riverfront trail. Check out the PDF (329KB) to get a sense of what they’re working on.

To stay in touch or get involved with this project, don’t miss their next public meeting on February 15th and check out their website and blog for the latest news and developments.