During the first of three public meetings, held in 2009, neighbors and concerned citizens received project background information, facility design requirements and participated in a discussion about neighborhood and community issues. The second meeting addressed citizen comments and described how the Triple Bottom Line + methodology is used to guide project decisions. The third meeting, held June 1, 2010, added concept drawings of the Revised Alternative 1B and an open house opportunity for questions and answers.
City staff met with the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Group (MNAC) in April 2010 and interested neighborhood groups throughout May 2010 to provide information and answer questions. Staff attended and presented at Fairhaven, Edgemoor, South, South Hill and Fairhaven Merchants Association meetings. Happy Valley Neighborhood was not able to accommodate a presentation.
A fourth community meeting, a public Open House was held Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Fairhaven Middle School. Participants viewed scale and computer models, met construction and engineering planning consultants and staff, learned how project staff have addressed key issues and saw proposed environmental and recreational mitigation plans.
Updates are published weekly. To be added to the email distribution list, send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Mortenson Construction and city staff invite the public to coffee twice a month on Friday morning. Check the updates for specific dates and time.
The Pre-Construction Open House was held April 19, 2012, 6-8 PM at Fairhaven Middle School Commons.
Contact Freeman Anthony, P.E., Project Engineer, at the Public Works Administration and Engineering Office, 778-7900.