Oregon and Washington have proposed the Columbia River Crossing multimodal project, and Metro is ensuring it provides light rail, safe bicycle access and other improvements.
Oregon and Washington leaders have proposed the $3.6 billion Columbia River Crossing project, which would replace the I-5 Interstate Bridge, rebuild several highway interchanges, improve local circulation and access on Hayden Island and near the Marine Drive interchange, and extend light rail into Vancouver.
The Metro Council held a public hearing on April 12, 2012 to consider amending existing Land Use Final Order for the Expo Center/Hayden Island segment of the South/North Light Rail Project on remand from the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) and the Oregon Supreme Court. The Land Use Final Order is a process in Oregon law that consolidates local land use decision making. This amendment removed the portion of the LUFO adopted on August 11, 2011 that is outside the urban growth boundary. The only issue before the Council at the hearing was whether the change to the LUFO boundary complies with the applicable law.
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