No land use committee meeting in January 2023

January 14, 2023 Comments Off on No land use committee meeting in January 2023

We will not have a land use committee meeting in January. It had been scheduled for 1/17/23, but is now CANCELED. Please attend our board meeting on Thursday 1/19/23 if there are items you want to discuss.

No current land use notices to discuss.

Powell-Division Safety Improvements Project – As requested at our July board meeting, TriMet has been updating us on the milestones for the crossings project. I haven’t yet received an update for January, but will revise this when I do:

  • NTP for design contract [May 2017]
  • Design contract extended (new staff, rate review) [July 2022]
  • Environmental Site Assessments for two sites completed [Oct. 2022]
  • Developing revised drawing set [underway]
  • Exploring pre-purchasing the Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacon (RRFB) equipment
  • Review of revised plan set [Fall 2022] (1/17/23 update: This is ongoing. Submitted to the Bureau of Development Service the first week of October. They will be reviewed by PBOT next week. Should receive all city initial comments as a package soon. ODOT provided first comments before Thanksgiving. Consultants are wrapping up answering questions and modifying plan sheets. Round 2 will be scheduled soon. TriMet procurement is advancing contracting possibilities and consulting with the FTA and should have an update about that next time.)
  • Final plans review [January 2023]
  • Construction contract out for bids [February 2023]
  • Notice to Proceed (NTP) for construction contract [late March 2023]
  • Potential start date and construction duration at SE 79th. Contractor will determine schedule, TriMet will ask to prioritize. [Summer 2023]

FX-2 Division Bus – The green bendy buses have been recalled temporarily due to a mechanical issue. TriMet announced on 1/17/23 that they will be back in service “in a few weeks or so.” From their press release: “Before then, you may see the big green buses running along the route but not picking up riders as our operators get some refresher training. We pulled our FX buses from service back in November after finding an issue with bolts becoming loose, which led to an industry-wide recall. Nova Bus identified a solution. After 8 weeks of extensive testing and analysis of it, they’re now installing the fix on our buses.”

Mt. Tabor Maintenance Yard project updates. The webpage was last updated December 2022.

January updates from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and ways to engage on citywide projects.

As a reminder, here’s our collection of land use and transportation resources.

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