2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15
Metro Regional Center, council chamber
600 NE Grand Ave., Portland
Meeting details and directions
On Nov. 15, 2018, the Metro Council will hold a public hearing to consider adopting a land use final order for the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project. The order will establish the project improvements, including locations, for the proposed light rail line to serve Southwest Portland, Tigard and Tualatin. Failure of a person to raise an issue before or at the hearing, orally in person or in writing, will preclude appeals of the order.
What is a land use final order?
A land use final order is a single land use permit for the proposed light rail line. Rather than TriMet seeking land use permits from each city and county for just that portion of the project that is within each jurisdiction, the land use final order is a single permit for the entire light rail line granted by one entity (Metro). Land use final orders have been granted in the past for all MAX lines in the region. In addition to the land use final order, the new light rail line will need to obtain federal, state and local permits related to the design and construction of the project.