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realizing light rail Portland Oregon 1990-2008


an active public domain The nature of the west side light rail workshops were to facilitate conversations about the quality of place as envisioned by those who lived in the community, those who might move to the community and others who had an active interest in assisting in a vision for Beaverton’s future. There was a great deal of information available to the participants that included schedules, project facts, a description of light rail and potential alignments and comparable endeavors in places beyond Portland. Within this environment converstaions were facilitated and illustrated.

West Side Light Rail Workshops 1992


West Side Light Rail Workshops 1992


Portland Transit Mall Workshops 2005

portland’s living room the nature of the west side light rail workshops were to facilitate conversations about the quality of place as envisioned by those who lived in the community, those who might move to the community and others who had an active interest in assisting in a vision for Beaverton’s future. There was a great deal of information available to the participants that included schedules, project facts, a description of light rail and potential alignments and comparable endeavors in places beyond Portland. Within this environment converstaions were facilitated and illustrated.


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Portland Transit Mall Workshops 2005


downtown oregon, a living room for the state

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retail core - sw yamhill/sw morrison

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Pioneer Courthouse

Pioneer Place

Pioneer Place

“the atrium”

“the rotunda”

extend the character of pioneer square to embrace the larger urban room from sw park to sw 3rd enhance the presence of the courthouse and eliminate visual, psychological and perceptual barriers

• remove street trees on sw morrison and sw yamhill on the courthouse side of the street between sw 5th and sw 6th • extend the squares paving across sw 6th to the steps of Pioneer Courthouse • explore the placement of the 6th ave station, and art elements to create a “lens” to reinforce the view through to the courthouse

explore public art and design opportunities to celebrate “the room” at night

• light the facades of the buildings facing the square along sw morrison and sw yamhill from sw broadway to sw 4th at night to illuminate the edges of the room

encourage 18 hour ground floor activities in the buildings that define the station room

• extend and enhance the existing wayfinding system to include the area from sw broadway to sw 4th ave

Portland Transit Mall Workshops 2005


Portland Transit Mall Workshops 2005


center for a cross section of downtown life

government center sw 5th

the south park blocks sw 6th

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civic/office/cultural - sw jefferson/sw madison

lownsdale park

chapman park

sw madison the ambassador

portland art museum

oregon historical society

university club

terry schrunk plaza pacwest

city hall

enhance and reinforce the pedestrian access points through buildings within the station room

• locate stations at diagonals or mid block to enhance pedestrian circulation through pacwest lobbies • encourage the success and access to all at-grade retail in the office buildings within the station room

improve and support the pedestrian experience along sw madison between sw park and sw 4th to encourage east-west circulation

• make sw madison the focus for art as an amenity that strengthens the connection between 5th and 6th and beyond • introduce materials and lighting in a manner that enhances the pedestrian scale • be mindful of the day user verses the night users, their reasons for travel, their destinations, and their return to the stations

design stations that offer a “light touch”

• integrate the stations into the existing urban fabric Portland Transit Mall Workshops 2005


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TriMet Design Service 2007


Coming down from the Hill It was concluded that an urban tram would be the most direct way to connect OHSU to the developable waterfront properties to expand it’s campus and misson as the hilltop campus was reaching it’s limit with regards to space.

North Macadam Master Plan 2002


Three Institutions, an emerging neighborhood and a whole city As Portland has continued to strengthen the relationship between parts of the city and it’s growing institutions, the catalytic nature of light rail and streetcar has extended to the OHSU Campus and South Waterfront. A new bridge across the river will connect OMSI and central eastside and the Conventions center at Lloyd District.

OHSU Master Plan 2007


a synthesis of goals 1. Accomodate an expanding mission for OHSU 2. Reinforce OMSI as a catalyst for science, industry, and education 3. Connect both banks of the River in a manner that enables OHSU and OMSI to transform the South Waterfront Basin 4. Connect SW and SE neighborhoods in a manner that enables them to share services and assets 5. Provide a comprehensive Central City transit, open space, bicycle and pedestrian link between east and west sides south of downtown 6. Secure the future of the Central Eastside Industrial District 7. Build critical links of the regional transportation and open space systems

OHSU Master Plan 2007


Transit Circulation The OHSU campus will be served by light rail, streetcar, and bus. Streetcar from the central eastside will arrive on the campus via the new Willamette River bridge, and join streetcar lines passing through the district on SW Moody and SW Bond–SW River Parkway to downtown Portland and points south. Eastbound streetcar will join buses in the right lane of SW Porter prior to crossing the bridge.

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Light rail will carry campus visitors north to downtown Portland, and south across the new bridge to SE Portland and Milwaukee. Trains will cross SW Moody on SW Porter and stop at a central platform before crossing the bridge to OMSI. Buses will also use the bridge, and will connect the campus to many of the key arterial streets in SE Portland and Clackamas County. Buses will stay in the transit street with light rail, and continue following trains up the transit-only elevated structure towards PSU and downtown Portland.

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the street as a public domain It was concluded that an urban tram would be the most direct way to connect OHSU to the developable waterfront properties to expand it’s campus and misson as the hilltop campus was reaching it’s limit with regards to space.

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OHSU Master Plan 2007


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TriMet 4 Corners 2007


a public room the intersection of light rail, streetcar, cars, pedestrians comprised a complex mix of activity with varying priorities. To make the proper clearance at the center of the navigable channel of the river the slope was above the maximum for the location of a light rail station and stop that required a minimum 1.75%. The solution became a center platform station on the western side of the intersection. This 90’ ROW intersected with both the campus promenade and the River Parkway. The confluence of these three elements were resolved in a manner that enhanced the surrounding developable properties and created a plaza full of activity and promise.

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curbs OHSU Master Plan 2007


TriMet 4 Corners 2007


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