The City of Milwaukie has led an ongoing planning effort for South Downtown dating to 2008. As part of the implementation of that play, the City is working with a design team to remake Adams Street between Main Street and 21st Ave in the South Downtown. This section of Adams Street is the key connection between Main Street and the Milwaukie/Main Street light rail station now under construction. City Council directed staff to move forward with the project during its October 2, 2012, Work Session Meeting.
Adams Street is also part of the city’s adopted South Downtown Concept Plan, which envisions Milwaukie’s small south downtown area as a reinvigorated live/work district within an easy walk of the Willamette River, Kellogg Creek, downtown Milwaukie and every place outside Milwaukie via the MAX system. Once completed, the Adams Street Connector Project will link Milwaukie’s future downtown light rail station with Main Street and represent the first completed project of the South Downtown Concept Plan.
The project is funded with Metro $450,000 in regional flexible transportation funds. City council will vote on a construction contract this spring so the project can be built in concert with light rail improvements in late 2013/early 2014. Walker Macy and Dao Architecture are leading the design effort.
The City gathered input during March and April for the themes to be displayed on the Adams Street Lanterns, along with “Milwaukie Stories” – stories about what makes Milwaukie special to you. To see the survey results, and to submit your stories, please click here: http://www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/planning/adams-street-connector-lanterns-survey
Public art and lanterns:
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