Help shape the future of the new inner SE Portland light rail station areas at OMSI, Clinton, Rhine and Holgate

The Portland-Milwaukie light rail line is under construction and will open in 2015. Next month, the City of Portland will begin the process of updating the vision and long-range plan for the new station areas at OMSI, Clinton, Rhine and Holgate. This effort will explore potential land use, urban design and transportation concepts for these four station areas, with a focus on:

  • Increasing employment opportunities, and
  • Supporting and complementing existing residential neighborhoods, commercial/retail corridors and institutional centers.

A series of public work sessions, neighborhood walks and a 2-day design charrette will be held over the summer to get community input about the future character of these new station areas. All interested community members and stakeholders are invited to participate.

June events are listed below. See the flyer for a full schedule of summer events.

Inner SE Station Area Planning Events – June 2013


Station Area Working Group Meeting #1

Thursday, June 6

5-8 p.m.

St. Philip Neri Church Hall

2408 SE 16th Avenue (at Division)


Neighborhood Walk: Rhine and Holgate Stations

Saturday, June 8

9–11 a.m.

Meet at Brooklyn Park, corner of SE Haig and Milwaukie Ave


Neighborhood Walk: OMSI and Clinton Stations

Thursday, June 13

4–7 p.m.

Meet at OMSI main entrance, 1945 SE Water Ave


More about SE Quadrant and Inner SE Station Area Planning

The Southeast Quadrant and Inner Southeast Station Area Planning process will provide detailed planning for the Central Eastside area of the Central City, as well as close-in southeast station areas on the new Portland-Milwaukie light rail alignment at OMSI, Clinton, Rhine and Holgate. The project will explore ways to leverage new investment in the Central Eastside Industrial District and Brooklyn Neighborhood with an emphasis on increasing employment opportunities. As a result of this effort, new policies, urban design concepts and potential zoning updates will emerge to guide future development. The Southeast Quadrant Plan, which will address the Central Eastside including the OMSI and Clinton station areas, is an element of the broader Central City 2035 (CC2035) project to update the 1988 Central City Plan. A Brooklyn Station Areas Plan will be developed for recommendations at the Rhine and Holgate stations.


For more information about the project: