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Green Dreams – Albina Vision + I-5/Rose Quarter: A Match?

March 18, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

March 18 – Albina Vision + I-5 Rose Quarter: A $500-million Parks Opportunity


The Oregon Department of Transportation is readying a $500-million redo of I-5 through the Rose Quarter, building bridges and “lidding” portions of the freeway to reconnect the neighborhood. Albina Vision is a group of citizen activists aspiring to honor the pre-highway history of Albina by welcoming African-American people and culture back to the district with a 21st-century vibrancy. Can freeway lids, parks, and open spaces merge these two futures?

We’ll explore the vision, ODOT’s current design, and a sampling of the dozens of freeway lidding projects underway across the country—and let you know how to weigh in during the March public comment period.


  • Albina Vision Trust
    • Rukaiyah Adams, CFO, Meyer Memorial Trust
    • Michael Alexander, past CEO of the Urban League of Portland
    • Will Ives, Henneberry Eddy Architects
  • Julie Meredith, freeway lid expert, Washington Department of Transportation
  • Vanport Mosaic + other Special Guests
  • Hosted by Randy Gragg



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Cover image courtesy of Portland Parks Foundation


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