Potential Light Rail Impact on the OSB Center



The SW Corridor Rail Project is slated to extend MAX service from downtown Portland to Bridgeport, bringing a new public transportation option to the region. TriMet is considering Light Rail routes along SW 72nd Avenue as well as alternate routes along SW 74th Avenue. The three proposed routes along SW 74th Avenue may dramatically affect the Oregon State Bar, cutting through bar property and affecting parking and other operations.

For complete and up-to-date information on meeting dates and times, as well as more details about the project, visit the TriMet website here: https://trimet.org/swcorridor/getinvolved.

Upcoming Meetings:


SW Corridor Steering Committee
Monday, April 8, 2019
9:00-10:30am at Tigard City Hall
and
Monday, May 13, 2019
9:00-10:30am at Tigard City Hall

SW Corridor Community Advisory Committee
Thursday, May 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tigard Public Works Auditorium

OSB Initial Response


CEO Helen Hierschbiel’s letter to the SW Corridor Light Rail Project Community Advisory Committee


Update as of April 9, 2019


TriMet is considering several alternate routes for the light rail line section of track from Bonita to Bridgeport. Here is a link to the SW Corridor documents that show the timeline and route options:

https://trimet.org/swcorridor/pdf/meetings/community/SWC_B2B_3_28_19_boards.pdf

The best options for the OSB are the two LPA Options (options 2 & 3) which align with 72nd Avenue rather than 74th. Both of these 72nd Avenue alignments are closest to the original proposal that underwent two years of planning, an Environmental Impact Study, and a local approval process. The other options have not been subject to this process, and would dramatically affect the future parking situation at the OSB Center. All of the proposed route options would result in a transit station within walking distance of the bar building.

TriMet is seeking public input on the different route options. If you would like to submit a comment, download the comment card here, complete it and the send your comment to Jennifer Koozer at koozerj@trimet.org. Comment cards should be submitted as soon as possible.

A final decision will be made on Monday, May 13, 2019.

For more information or questions please contact Kellie Bauman at 503.431.6376 or kbaumann@osbar.org.