Whether it's because of spring break coming up or just a general spring fecundity in projects, there's a flurry of meetings this week.
A commenter pointed out yesterday that we totally missed the Planning Commission's look at the proposed TSP amendments on the 18th. Today at noon the Public Art Commission meets to look at the Minto Bridge and a few other public art projects. Tonight Council meets to update Council Goals, a discussion postponed from the 10th.
And tomorrow the Downtown Advisory Board meets to look at the Boise Project in a meeting postponed from last week, and the Council Bridges and Bond Subcomittee meets.
(Buried at the end is a longer discussion of the TSP amendments at the Planning Commission.)
Public Art Commission
City staff will be talking about the nature and scope of the public art that is part of the Minto Brown Bridge project.
I believe this is a 1% for art kind of thing, but I'm still working on getting information
. Nope, see comment below
. The Public Art Commission does not have a meeting packet for this meeting, and they are still getting settled as a public entity. (May update this post.)
There will also be talk about a sculpture project downtown (see discussion here from last month at Council
) and a mural.
The Public Art Commission
meets today, March 19th, from noon - 2pm in Council Chambers, Salem Civic Center (City Hall), 555 Liberty St. SE
Council Goals - postponed
|Council Goals on Transportation (January 2014)|
click to enlarge
City Council meets
tonight postponed again
to talk about and update Council Goals. It's a high-level policy document that narrows the scope of short-term priorities for Council and City Staff. The meeting was going to have taken place on the 10th, but was postponed to today.
See the post on Gil Penalosa for one idea on transportation in Council Goals
The meeting will be at Center 50+, 2615 Portland Road NE, Wednesday, March 19, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Downtown Advisory Board
|Proposed Marquis Care Facility on Boise Site|
Last week's Downtown Advisory Board meeting on the project bond for the nursing home at the Boise project was postponed. (See the full discussion here
. A new meeting packet
has been posted, but I don't think it is materially different.)
The board meets Thursday the 20th from noon to 1:30pm in the offices of CB|Two Architects, at Waterplace,
500 Liberty Street SE
, Ste 100.
Council Streets and Bridges Subcommittee
|Proposed bike park with Marine Drive (on left) and bridge alignment|
The main item will be a staff presentation on the Marine Drive project in West Salem. With money from the bond, the City proposes to purchase right-of-way for Marine Drive, a somewhat curvy road that essentially parallels Wallace Road as a by-pass and would connect with OR-22 and a Third Bridge. It would also go through several new housing developments and run through parts of Wallace Marine Park.
The committee meets Thursday, March 20, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Public Works Conference Room 555 Liberty Street SE
, Room 325.
The Oregon Transportation Commission
and Historic Landmarks Commission
also meet Thursday the 20th (links go to discussions from earlier this week).