New Expansion Plans in the works for OHSU
At the November Homestead NA meeting, OHSU presented a 'Concept' titled "A Safe and Accessible Pathway" plan for improved pedestrian access to the OHSU Campus via the Campus Drive entrance. Included in those plans is a replanted park area with ADA accessible paths that lead to the Casey Eye building. The pathway begins on the
East side of Terwilliger Boulevard and includes a marked crosswalk with a traffic signal at the intersection of Terwilliger Blvd and Campus Drive.
The most controversial item in this project is the proposed traffic signal. The
Terwilliger Parkway Corridor Plan
" states that "Traffic Signals...are inconsistent with the character of Terwilliger.....". We have since learned that this project has been placed on hold for November and December. The December 3rd Open House has been canceled/postponed.
However, new plans for a
14 story OHSU Hospital expansion will be presented at the December 4 Homestead NA meeting. This new development is in the same vicinity as the Accessible Pathway plan. The expansion will be at the site of the former School of Dentistry. At this time, the plan calls for an additional 200-300 parking spaces.
Be sure to attend this very important meeting
Tuesday. December 4, 7-9 PM at the CDRC building, 707 SW Gaines, 3rd floor.
Terwilliger Plaza expansion - Bob Johnson, CEO of Terwilliger Plaza attended the November meeting to discuss the
new 10-story building planned for the Plaza. It is well underway in the planning process and they have been told they will be able to build a skybridge between two of the buildings. Parking is included in this plan. Bob will keep residents updated on this project.
Homestead NET - A recent organizational meeting was well attended. Glen DeWitt from PBEM (Portland Bureau of Emergency Management) gave an overview of the program. The group has a variety of expertise and interest so it appears Homestead will have a well-rounded team. The group will meet soon to designate a NET Leader.
Note: NET is an acronym for Neighborhood Emergency Teams. NET's are Portland residents trained by PBEM and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within their own neighborhoods. Go to
to read more about this program.
SWIM (Southwest in Motion) Open House,
Thursday, November 29th, 5:30-7:30 at Jackson Middle School, 10625 SW 35th.
Portland Bureau of Transportation and representatives from Southwest Portland neighborhoods are working to identify and prioritize potential projects that improve walking and biking in Southwest Portland. The Homestead Neighborhood Association has been active in this project. Homestead residents participated in an online survey in the summer of 2017. Homestead's list of prioritized projects is included on SWIM's list. This Open House is an opportunity to share the projects and ideas with the public.
Southwest In Motion is a short-term refinement, prioritization and implementation strategy for planned walking and biking projects in Southwest Portland. The final plan will identify a realistic 5-year action plan that improves basic walking and bicycling connectivity where it is most needed.
For more information, visit the project website at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/SWIM