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1 South Waterfront Area Dave Unsworth TriMet Capital Projects September 14, 2011

2 Presentation outline Background Partnering Agreements Project descriptions OHSU Portland Aerial Tram New Campus Portland Streetcar SW Moody Project Portland Parks Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project

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5 Pavin Paradise 1960 s freeways planned for everywhere Focused on getting people out of the city Significant costs

6 Highway Construction Has to be a better way Light Rail suggested Edmonton Calgary San Diego

7 Sprawl 1960 and 70 s significant growth Large agricultural and forest resources Conflict between uses Creation of an Urban Growth Boundary and comprehensive planning

8 Oregon Land Use Planning Comprehensive Planning Cities, Counties to prepare plans to address 19 Rules Urban growth Boundary Protection of open space, rivers and wetlands Transportation planning rule Debate on-going

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10 2040 Growth Concept 1995 Significant public involvement Hold the Urban Growth Boundary Accentuate center and corridors Connect centers with high capacity transit

11 2040 Growth Concept details Central City (Portland and including South Waterfront) Corridor (showing transit connection between Central City and downtown Lake Oswego) Neighborhoods (single family residential areas to be protected) Town Center (downtown Lake Oswego)

12 District Connections

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14 South Waterfront District Oregon Health & Science University Campus PSU and Downtown Portland South Waterfront District

15 South Waterfront Largely underdeveloped and blighted land Identified as future core residential and employment area by 1988 Central City Plan Urban Renewal Area established in 1999

16 South Waterfront 130 acres within North Macadam URA Includes the 31-acre Central District Located within the 409-acre North Macadam Urban Renewal Area 1.2 miles of Willamette River frontage Immediately south of RiverPlace and part of the Central City Background

17 Challenges for Redevelopment of South Waterfront Brownfield area Heavy industrial history/ vacant lands/degraded riverbank Lack of infrastructure such as utilities, road network, etc. Lack of access to regional transportation system Constrained public funding Lack of development interest

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20 South Waterfront North District

21 South Waterfront District New extension of Downtown Central District 5,000 jobs and 2,700 housing units District at Build-Out 10,000 jobs and 5,000 housing units

22 South Waterfront: Central District OHSU, NMI and PDC execute Development Agreement in 2003 Covered 31 acres 2,600 residential units (430 affordable units) 1.5m sf OHSU research/ clinical/education uses 5,000 new jobs Greenway improvements 2- acre neighborhood park

23 Financing Mix of public and private investment (OHSU, private developers, City) Total anticipated investment of over $2 billion at build-out. Early infrastructure primes the South Waterfront District for redevelopment. Phase 1 Investments $440 million in private investment $122 million in public projects (public & private sources) $70 million in public sources ($30.8 million of Tax Increment Financing) $52 million in private sources (Local Improvement District funds) City Construction Responsibilities Street Infrastructure Streetcar Tram Parks and Greenway South Waterfront Phase 1: Development Agreement

24 Street Infrastructure Start by providing key roadway access and laying out street system

25 Oregon Health Science University Portland Aerial Tram New Campus

26 OHSU Marquam Hill Campus Two Hospitals Regional Trauma Center Nursing School Medical School Numerous Clinics Research Facilities 11,000 Jobs Thousands of patients and visitors Located at the top of a hill with limited access

27 OHSU Marquam Hill Campus OHSU campus is built out OHSU is expanding and owned suburban site OHSU accepted a donation of 26 acres in SOWA area New Buildings planned Collaborative Life Science Building How to connect campuses?

28 New OHSU Schnitzer Campus

29 New OHSU Schnitzer Campus Ground breaking for two new buildings Oct 2011

30 South Waterfront and OHSU How to make the link?

31 Portland Aerial Tram

32 Portland Aerial Tram Transportation Capacity 900 people per hour per direction capacity Shuttle bus option only had capacity for 180 passengers per hour Travel Time 3 minutes regardless of surface traffic conditions Neighborhood Livability Lowest level of impact on the adjacent neighborhood due to lack of structures, noise and reduced number and frequency of vehicles required Maintenance and Safety Considerations Tram technology is the most reliable and mechanically simple of aerial technology Development Impacts Provides the economic spark for the South Waterfront District spurring redevelopment

33 Tram Operations Ridership 5,000 AWD 200 bikes 90% OHSU staff, students, patients 10% Public Riders Public Fare $4.00 round trip fare (per rider) Covers City contribution to Tram operations Additional valid fare instruments include: TriMet annual and monthly transit passes OHSU badges and OHSU courtesy tickets OHSU pays for OHSU riders (85% of total cost)

34 Who owns the Tram? The Portland Aerial Tram is part of Portland's public transportation system, and is owned by the city. Cost - $57M OHSU - $40 million City of Portland Urban Renewal - $8.5 million Local Improvement District - $5.6 million Developers - $2.5 million OHSU oversees operation of the Tram the city is responsible for the maintenance of the upper and lower stations and tower, and provides regulatory oversight.

35 Bicable Aerial Tram 2 Stationary track ropes per side 35

36 Bicable Aerial Tram 2 Stationary track ropes per side 1 Circulating haul rope 36

37 Bicable Aerial Tram 2 Stationary track ropes per side 1 Circulating haul rope 2 Cabins, 80 passengers each 12 Ton cabins 37

38 Bicable Aerial Tram 2 Stationary track ropes per side 1 Circulating haul rope 2 Cabins, 80 passengers each 12 Ton cabins 1,000,000 lbs. of force in tension 38

39 Construction Challenges Engineering/Constructability challenges Cantilevered structure, 1 Million Lbs of force, 160 feet in the air Tower with 3 inches of tolerance

40 Construction Challenges Constrained Construction Site Upper station site with 50 feet of footing between 2 hospital buildings

41 South Waterfront Development

42 South Waterfront Phase I 9 towers constructed 16-story OHSU Center for Health and Healing 21 and 24 story Meriwether Towers 31 story John Ross 22 story Atwater Place 31 story Ardea 22 story Rivera on the Park 30 story Mirabella 7- story Matisse

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46 South Waterfront North District Two Property owners OHSU 26 acre Schnitzer Campus Ground breaking for first two buildings Zidell Realty 30 acre Significant Hazmat ($20m) Preparing for future development Barge building business to remain active

47 OHSU Schnitzer Campus 26 acres Zidell Realty 30 acres South Waterfront North District

48 New OHSU Schnitzer Campus

49 Portland Streetcar

50 Portland Streetcar

51 Portland Streetcar Owned by the City of Portland and operated in partnership with TriMet Streetcar is managed by Portland Office of Transportation City contracts with Portland Streetcar Inc. (nonprofit) to construct and operate streetcars Streetcar is staffed by a combination of City of Portland and TriMet employees with consulting staff from Portland Streetcar Inc.

52 Service began in 2001 locally funded Expanded to SOWA To SW Gibbs in 2006 To SW Lowell in 2007 Currently 4 miles (8 mile round trip) Portland Streetcar

53 Portland Streetcar Loop Project Small Starts approval 2009 Difficult discussion with related to user benefits and cost effectiveness 3.3 mile extension $157m Serves eastside and will cross new light rail bridge in Made in USA vehicles

54 Ridership Weekday 12,131 Sat 10,919 Sun 6,712

55 SW Moody Project

56 SW Moody Street Project rebuilds roadway and utilities to accommodate growth Converts single track streetcar to double track Adds capacity for bike and pedestrians Raise the roadway for LRT crossing and to allow brownfield redevelopment more effective (less digging into the ground for parking) Tiger I funding Completed by February 2012

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59 City of Portland installed Elizabeth Caruthers Park in 2010 Future parks planned in Central district Greenway improvements shared between City and private developers. TriMet is investing $1m for environmental mitigation SOWA Parks

60 Central District Greenway

61 Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project

62 Project Overview 7.3-mile light rail extension Up to 25,500 weekday rides by 2030 Improved light rail, bus, streetcar, bike/ped and freight service Two Park & Ride lots Up to 460 bike spaces New multi-modal bridge Up to 14,000 jobs

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64 Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge

65 Cable Stayed Bridge 1,720 feet long feet of vertical clearance Bus, light rail vehicles and future streetcar Two 14-foot bike/ped paths

66 Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge

67 South Waterfront Station

68 Soil re-use area

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70 Dave Unsworth Deputy Project Director TriMet

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