PUBLIC INPUT IS A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.
As NHX project development continues, the City, BCTID, and ODOT will work closely with stakeholders and local communities to explore and develop the alternatives advanced for further study in much greater detail.
Our goal is to identify a preferred alternative that meets the needs of the project while taking into account the needs and concerns of affected communities.
Public engagement activities will likely include:
Meetings with the Stakeholder Committee, which represents local communities, organizations, residents, and businesses
Meetings/workshops with local neighborhoods
Progress updates sent via email
Virtual and in-person public meetings once a preferred alternative has been identified
How does public involvement make a difference?
Community members have deep insight and knowledge of their neighborhoods. Partnerships between the community and project team can help fine-tune project alternatives and perhaps even uncover opportunities that haven’t been considered yet. By working through the process together, projects like NHX are made stronger and better.
How can you make a difference?
Participate in the process. Be informed. Attend a neighborhood meeting. Complete a survey. Your thoughts are welcome any time.
Upcoming Public Input Opportunities
Information about upcoming meetings and public input opportunities will be posted here when they are scheduled.
In early to mid 2024, we will be holding workshops with potentially affected communities to discuss project alternatives in more detail and explore community needs and considerations in greater depth. Dates and times for these meetings will be posted as they are scheduled.
January 22, 2024
North End Neighborhood Workshop
Meeting materials (click to view):
Past Public Input Opportunities
Below is information about public input opportunities that have been held to date:
Town Hall Meeting: August 28, 2023
A Town Hall Meeting was held at Parrish Auditorium on Monday, August 28, 2023 to provide the community with an update on the North Hamilton Crossing project, present the recommendations of the Feasibility Study, discuss next steps and to answer questions. Approximately 100 people participated.
Public Open Houses (In-person and virtual): January 23, 2023 – March 12, 2023
An in-person open house was held on January 23, 2023 to update the public on the the North Hamilton Crossing project, share results of recently completed studies, discuss route alternatives developed and evaluated, and gather community input. More than 300 people attended. To extend the public review and input opportunity, a 45-day Virtual Open House featuring the same information shared at the in-person meeting was also launched on January 23. To date, the virtual open house site has been visited more than 6,500 times and approximately 700 people have provided feedback. The project team is currently reviewing input received through these two opportunities. A summary of that feedback will be posted on this page once it has been completed.
Virtual Public Open House: August 29, 2021 – September 30, 2021
This opportunity was held virtually due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions. Its purpose was to share information about the purpose and need for the North Hamilton Crossing project and the results of studies completed to date, and to gather public input regarding transportation concerns in the study area. During the 30 days it was open, the Virtual Open House site was visited more than 4,300 times, and nearly 1,600 people provided input. Information received was used to confirm the primary and secondary needs identified for the project and identify other issues or problems that need to be considered as project development proceeds.
You can contact the project team with questions or comments any time by clicking here or by contacting:
The Stakeholder Committee consists of individuals representing local organizations, businesses, neighborhoods and other groups that have a vested interest in the project and the area in which it will be located. Members are charged with serving as liaisons between their constituents/neighbors and the project team in between public input events.
Click here to review materials and meeting summaries from past Stakeholder Committee meetings.