Albany City Council
Wes Hare, City Manager
Diane Taniguchi-Dennis, P.E., Public Works Director
Helen Burns Sharp, Community Development Director
Jeni Richardson, P.E., Civil Engineer III
Heather Hansen, Planner III
March 23, 2007, for the March 12, 2007, City Council Work Session
SUBJECT: Transportation System Plan Update – 2030 Land Use Alternatives Analysis
STRATEGIC PLAN THEMES AND GOALS: Great Neighborhoods
For Council information and review.
The purpose of this report is for Council to receive a draft summary of the document titled
Memorandum #5 2030 Land Use Alternatives Analysis. Memorandum #5 is a look at how
alternative land use patterns and growth not found in the current Comprehensive Plan might
change future transportation deficiencies. Council should bring their TSP notebooks to the March
meeting when Memorandum #5 is hand-delivered.
Following this meeting, Memorandum #5 will be delivered to other agencies including Oregon
Department of Transportation (ODOT), Department of Land Conservation and Development
(DLCD), Linn County, Benton County, Albany Chamber of Commerce, and Albany-Millersburg
Economic Development Corporation (AMEDC). Jeni Richardson is available to meet with
Council and community members to provide more information or clarification or to receive input
Staff plans to return on April 9, 2007, to inform Council of the input received, make changes as
directed, and to seek Council’s acceptance of Memorandum #5 2030 Land Use Alternatives
Analysis signalizing approval for staff to begin seeking transportation solutions.
Summary of Memorandum #5 Findings
On January 22nd, Council accepted Memorandum #4 of the Transportation System Plan (TSP)
update. Memorandum #4 identified the transportation problems we would see in 2030 if
household and employment growth occurred, but no new roads were built.
The Comprehensive Plan map guided our decisions to pl