Residents and owners of property between SE 16th and 17th Avenues are strongly encouraged to attend the next BAC General Meeting. Trimet staff will be present to talk about future plans for the addition of MAX light rail to SE 17th Avenue. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September the 24th at the Thelma Skelton Loaves and Fishes Center starting at 7:00 PM.
Current plans call for construction of a new MAX light rail line from Portland State University in downtown Portland to the intersection of Park Avenue and McLoughlin Boulevard in Clackamas County. Construction is slated to begin in early 2011, with passenger rail service starting in the fall of 2014. The Brooklyn Neighborhood will be served by three different stations, and trains will run down an expanded SE 17th Avenue right of way.
Trimet will have several staff people on hand to discuss the project and how it will help reshape the Brooklyn Neighborhood in the years to come.