Open House Overview
The Independent Cover Assessment team held three Online Open Houses to empower and solicit input from the full range of community stakeholders, including community members and residents, business owners, community organizations and churches, government and at-large stakeholders who do not live or operate within the project area, and the general public. The materials provided online about the Independent Cover Assessment design development process allowed all stakeholders to stay up-to-date and provide feedback that helped develop the values and outcomes that were included in the I-5 highway cover evaluation framework, and prioritized to determine which development scenarios were ultimately recommended to the Executive Steering Committee of the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project for final consideration.
Visit our Online Open House page and review the results from each Work Session and the Final Report!
Our Online Open Houses helped generate feedback for the desired cover scenarios and implementation strategies needed to shape the Executive Steering Committee’s final recommendation to the Oregon Transportation Commission, and also:
1. Focused on setting priorities and implementing the Executive Steering Committee’s Values and Outcomes on the highway covers.
2. Provided opportunities for members of the historically impacted Albina community to inform the development and evaluation of cover scenarios, and ensure that benefits and burdens supported restorative justice goals.
3. Ensured a transparent process in the weighting of criteria and the evaluation of scenarios in the Executive Steering Committee’s recommendation to the Oregon Transportation Commission.
4. Maintained the Independent Cover Assessment team’s independence in its assessment of the Rose Quarter Improvement Project and related projects.