I-5 Pedestrian Bridge

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The City plans to construct a pedestrian bridge over I-5 and a gateway plaza at its east landing in the Wilsonville Town Center. The pedestrian bridge will provide a critical east/west connection between the proposed Emerald Chain, a greenway that meanders through Town Center, and neighborhoods and the regional trail system to the west of I-5. The gateway plaza will provide a gathering space and gateway into the Wilsonville Town Center. The bridge design will be highly visible to passing motorists, serving as a regional landmark in the heart of Wilsonville.

In winter 2020 the City conducted the first round of public outreach for the project. We held an open house in February where over 50 attendees participated in activities centered on themes and design elements for the bridge and plaza. We also released an online survey for the community to provide feedback and ideas regarding the design of the bridge. Nearly 150 people contributed design ideas to the project by taking the survey.

Click here to review a summary of the input from this round of outreach.

Based on your input, the project team created three design concepts for the bridge and plaza that incorporate these ideas. To narrow down the options we released a survey in August 2020 asking for your opinion on which design elements are most important to you and which concepts you think are the best fit for Wilsonville. Around 300 people took the survey and gave feedback on their preferences. In addition to conducting a survey, we hosted three virtual open house sessions where we heard feedback from over 50 participants. Click here to review a summary of the input from this round of outreach.

Thanks to the participation of many community members, the City selected a preferred bridge type and plaza design! In September and October, we presented your input to both Planning Commission and City Council. Based on this input, City Council choose the Tied Arch bridge as they felt it best represented the community’s feedback. Given the popularity of the Drops and Ripples and River Oxbow plaza concepts, the Planning Commission and City Council agreed that a design approach combining the highest-rated elements from the two concepts will be used as the basis for the final plaza design. The project team will work towards developing more detailed versions of these plans in the coming months. We will continue to update this page as we move on to the design phase of the project this fall and winter. Make sure to check back in for updates!

The City plans to construct a pedestrian bridge over I-5 and a gateway plaza at its east landing in the Wilsonville Town Center. The pedestrian bridge will provide a critical east/west connection between the proposed Emerald Chain, a greenway that meanders through Town Center, and neighborhoods and the regional trail system to the west of I-5. The gateway plaza will provide a gathering space and gateway into the Wilsonville Town Center. The bridge design will be highly visible to passing motorists, serving as a regional landmark in the heart of Wilsonville.

In winter 2020 the City conducted the first round of public outreach for the project. We held an open house in February where over 50 attendees participated in activities centered on themes and design elements for the bridge and plaza. We also released an online survey for the community to provide feedback and ideas regarding the design of the bridge. Nearly 150 people contributed design ideas to the project by taking the survey.

Click here to review a summary of the input from this round of outreach.

Based on your input, the project team created three design concepts for the bridge and plaza that incorporate these ideas. To narrow down the options we released a survey in August 2020 asking for your opinion on which design elements are most important to you and which concepts you think are the best fit for Wilsonville. Around 300 people took the survey and gave feedback on their preferences. In addition to conducting a survey, we hosted three virtual open house sessions where we heard feedback from over 50 participants. Click here to review a summary of the input from this round of outreach.

Thanks to the participation of many community members, the City selected a preferred bridge type and plaza design! In September and October, we presented your input to both Planning Commission and City Council. Based on this input, City Council choose the Tied Arch bridge as they felt it best represented the community’s feedback. Given the popularity of the Drops and Ripples and River Oxbow plaza concepts, the Planning Commission and City Council agreed that a design approach combining the highest-rated elements from the two concepts will be used as the basis for the final plaza design. The project team will work towards developing more detailed versions of these plans in the coming months. We will continue to update this page as we move on to the design phase of the project this fall and winter. Make sure to check back in for updates!

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Introducción

    La Ciudad de Wilsonville planea construir un puente peatonal sobre la I-5 y una plaza de entrada en su aterrizaje al este en el Wilsonville Town Center. El puente peatonal proporcionará una conexión crítica este/oeste entre la propuesta “Emerald Chain”, una vía verde que serpentea a través de Town Center, y el Wilsonville TransitCenter, vecindarios, y el sistema de senderos regionales al oeste de la I-5. La plaza de entrada proporcionará un espacio de reunión y una puerta de entrada al Wilsonville Town Center.

    Esta encuesta se basa en información recibida al inicio del proyecto y por medio de la encuesta en línea que se completó en el invierno de 2020.  A partir de esos comentarios, hemos desarrollado conceptos  del puente y de la plaza de entrada. Ahora deseamos sus opiniones para asegurar que los elementos de diseño, del puente, y de la plaza y reflejen el carácter de Wilsonville. Su aportación informará el desarrollo del diseño del puente y la plaza que se llevará a cabo en el otoño de 2020. 

    Lo que hemos oído hasta ahora

    Basándose en la aportación pública y las contribuciones de la Comisión de Planificación y del Consejo de la Ciudad, surgieron los siguientes temas y prioridades que han ayudado a guiar el proceso de diseño y se han incorporado a los conceptos de diseño actuales. Por favor considere estos temas y prioridades a medida que revisa los materiales y seleccione qué tipo de puente y elementos de la plaza se sienten apropiados para Wilsonville. 

    Priorizar elementos

    1.El puente y la plaza deben integrar la naturaleza y el diseño sostenible.

    2.Las conexiones de puente deben apoyar el futuro desarrollo.

    3.La plaza debe proporcionar lugares para detenerse y descansar.

    4.Plaza debe incorporar arte.

    5.El puente como estructura icónica que evoca a Wilsonville.


    Temas que resuenan

    1.Armonía con la naturaleza

    2.Apto para familias

    3.Willamette River/Boones Ferry

    4.Inclusivo y acogedor

    5.Activo y móvil



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    Introduction

    The City plans to construct a pedestrian bridge over I-5 and a gateway plaza at its east landing in the Wilsonville Town Center. The pedestrian bridge will provide a critical east/west connection between the proposed Emerald Chain, a greenway that meanders through Town Center, and the Wilsonville Transit Center, neighborhoods, and the regional trail system to the west of I-5. The gateway plaza will provide a gathering space and gateway into the Wilsonville Town Center.

    This survey builds upon the project kickoff and online survey that we completed in the Winter 2020. From that input, we have developed bridge and gateway plaza concepts. Now we want your input to ensure that the bridge, plaza, and design elements reflect the character of Wilsonville. This input will inform design development of the bridge and plaza that will take place in Fall 2020.


    What we’ve heard so far

    Based on public feedback and Planning Commission and City Council input, the following themes and priorities emerged that have helped guide the design process and have been incorporated into the current design concepts. Consider these themes and priorities as you review materials and select which bridge type and plaza elements you feel are appropriate for Wilsonville.

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