LINCOLN STATION - OPEN HOUSE
Portland State University and TriMet are seeking input on the creation of a strategic development plan for Lincoln Station. In 2015, light rail service will be extended, connecting downtown Portland to Milwaukie and adding a new light rail station on SW Lincoln St at 4th Avenue. There is significant development capacity in the vicinity of the future Lincoln Station, creating an opportunity for transit oriented redevelopment that encourages transit ridership and adds vibrancy to south downtown. TriMet and PSU have partnered to complete the Lincoln Station Development Strategy, which is exploring potential redevelopment strategies through market analysis and will generate a plan for viable development. A consultant team, led by Johnson Economics, is managing this planning project.
Lincoln Station is located within the South of Market (SoMa) Ecodistrict adjacent to the Lawrence Halprin Open Space Sequence, and creates an important link between Oregon’s largest university and the South Waterfront. At nearly four acres, the PSU-owned University Place Hotel is the largest adjacent site for potential redevelopment.
The consultant team is seeking input from potential development partners, public agencies, nearby property owners, and area residents. A public open house will be held on January 23rd with two information and listening sessions. The consultant team will present preliminary development alternatives.
Development alternatives will be further refined throughout the winter. In the spring of 2014, a preferred development alternative will be selected. Please send questions and comments to Rani Boyle, PSU Associate Campus Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.