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Congress Square Presentation
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The Congress Square Redesign Study Group's task is to make recommendations on the best use and design of Congress Square Plaza.



Councilor Donoghue, District 1
Councilor Marshall, District 2

Participating organizations and individuals

Roseanne Graef, West End Neighborhood Association
Frank Turek, Parkside Neighborhood Association
Alex Landry, Bayside Neighborhood Association
Peter Bass, Creative Portland
Hilary Bassett, Greater Portland Landmarks
Jaime Parker, Friends of the Parks Commission
Pandora LaCasse, Portland Public Art Committee
Jack Lufkin, Portland Development Corporation
Bruce Wennerstrom, Westin Harborview Hotel (formerly Eastland Park Hotel)
Mark Bessire, Portland Museum of Art
Lynn Tillotson, Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau
Michael Boucher, Mayor's Appointee
Steve Hewins, Mayor's Appointee


Alex Jaegerman, Planning Division Director
Deb Andrews, Historic Preservation Program Manager
Nelle Hanig, Business Development Representative, Economic Development Division.

Current Reference and Backup Material

Reference Material

Event Center Site Plan
Public Comment - in 5-29-13 HCDC Packet
Public Comment - not in 5-29-13 HCDC Packet - In Support of Sale
Public Comment - not in 5-29-13 HCDC Packet - Not in Support of Sale
Public Comment - Various in support/not in support of sale a/o 9/6/2013.
FCSP Petition1
FCSP Petition2
Additional Public Comment 5/29/13
5/29/13 Final Congress Square HCDC Memo
May 22nd Presentation
Rockbridge Presentation 4/24/13
NYC Public Plaza Standards
HCDC Packet 8/8/12
CSRSG Memo 7/26/12
Rockbridge Plan 7/10/12
CSRSG Recommendations 11/9/11
Congress Square UDAG Excerpts
May 17th Presentation
Urban Development Action Grant Program


Backup Materials
May 22, 2013

Agenda Staff Memo

Meeting Schedule


May 22, 2013 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,
Congress Square Redesign Study Group
City Council Chambers.
This will be an opportunity for the CSRSG to review the revised proposal and send their comments and recommendations to the HCDC and City Council.
May 29, 2013, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
City Council Chamber
HCDC public meeting
This will be a single-item agenda to receive public input on the Eastland at Westin Portland Harborview presentation/proposal. At this meeting, the HCDC members may vote on a recommendation to the City Council or outline a process for further consideration.

The Committee meets on an "as needed" basis. 


Staff Report 8 1 2012  
September 27, 2010  
July 25, 2010  
May 12, 2010  
April 6, 2010  

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