Last week, our City Planner, Fred Evander, and Communications Director, Emmanuel Goicochea, visited a Central High School government class to engage students about our upcoming Central Talmadge Plan. When asked what they desired to see in this neighborhood, they simply said, “Something to do.” Students were also given an interactive map that allowed them to draw the areas they frequent, what they would like to see in the area, and any other comments.
Funded by a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation, the city aims to create a new center within the community, focused around the commercial, cultural, social, and health service activities available near Central High School. The changes also aim to promote safe and convenient access to and through the neighborhood for people of all ages and abilities. This plan was outlined as a key, community-identified project in the Independence Vision 2040 plan.
To learn more about the project, such as the timeline, outreach opportunities, and more, visit: