TSDCs (Transportation System Development Charges
1997 - 2007 TSDCs Project Information

TSDCs (Transportation System Development Charges) are one-time fees assessed to new development and changes in use.  The fee covers part of the cost of transportation facilities needed to serve new development and the people who occupy or use the new development. (See the project lists and maps )
http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=46218&a=179039

Project List
 1.     S/N Light Rail Improvements (citywide)           $5,000,000.00
 2.     Central City Street Car                                    $3,042,625.00
 3.     Citywide ITS                                                   $1,000,000.00
 4.     Hawthorne Fastlink                                          $1,674,300.00
 5.     SE Foster Fastlink                                            $1,964,095.00
 6.     Division Fastlink                                               $4,378,903.00
 7.     N Macadam Area                                            $8,210,850.00
 8.     Lower Albina Overcrossing                              $3,186,140.00
 9.     SE Water Ave Ext                                            $3,005,690.00
10.    SE Tacoma                                                        $640,730.00
11.    SE Foster Intersections                                    $7,003,605.00
12.    Gateway Regional Center                                 $3,149,982.00
13.    NE Marine/122nd                                            $1,683,116.00
14.    East End Columbia/Lombard Connector         $16,850,505.00
15.    Cully Boulevard                                                $1,653,038.00
16.    NE 47th/Columbia                                            $2,847,586.00
17.    N Lombard St Overcrossing                           $10,106,816.00
18.    N Going St Rail Overcrossing                            $2,588,100.00
19.    SW Palatine St                                                     $672,228.00
20.    Columbia/MLK Intersection                                 $681,100.00
21.    SW Multnomah/Garden Home                             $908,215.00
22.    I-405/Kerby St                                                 $1,624,652.00
23.    SE Foster/Woodstock                                      $1,341,332.00
24-34.    SW Capitol Hwy                                         $5,289,050.00
35.    SW Vermont                                                     $3,638,766.00
36.    Steel Bridge Pedestrian Way                              $1,500,000.00
37.    N Marine Drive                                                 $2,300,000.00

                                      GRAND TOTAL:   $95,941,424.00
 

Project Descriptions

The following are descriptions of the projects that will be partially funded by
SDC revenues. Each description includes a paragraph on the community
benefit and a reference to the qualifying criteria.

Qualifying Criteria     Minimum requirments and other qualifying criteria for TSDC projects

Minimum Qualifications (project meets all of the following):

   1. Project includes a component that adds capacity to the transportation system
   2. Project is in the city Capital Improvement Program, or the Regional Transportation Plan, or the 2040 Growth Concept
   3. Project is on a street classified above local service, exclusive of regional traffic and transit ways
   4. Project is located in an area that is projected to add population and/or employment over the next ten years
   5. Project is not a maintenance project
   6. Project is not for purchase of equipment/rolling stock, but may be for facilities supporting rolling stock/equipment

Qualifying Criteria
Project supports one or more of the following City Comprehensive Plan, and economic
development goals and objectives:

   1. Accommodates increased density and/or in-fill re/development
   2. Reduces reliance on automobile usage by increasing access to alternate modes of travel
   3. Connects and supports 2040 Growth Concept land-use components
   4. Improves transit connections between employment centers and neighborhoods
   5. Limits impacts of motor vehicles on pedestrian, bike, and transit oriented areas
   6. Reduces conflicts between freight and non-freight uses
   7. Facilitates the efficient movement of goods and services in and out of Portland's
                     major industrial and commercial areas
   8. Ensures access to intermodal terminals and related distribution facilities
   9. Improves circulation between business districts
 

1.  S/N Light Rail Improvements (citywide) Project
Description
SW Harrison- SW Yamhill: The project will build the modifications to the street (within the right-of-way) required to accommodate the construction of the light rail system through this portion of downtown Portland.
Community Benefit
The construction of the South/North line will substantially increase access to downtown, provide an alternative to auto use in the central city, resulting in decreased congestion downtown. The south/north system will provide increased mobility into and out of the central city.
Qualifying Criteria: 1,2,3,4,& 9
Project List
                                                                      Total $5,000,000

2.    Central City Street Car
Description
The project will cover a portion of the cost to re-construct utilities in the right-of-way plus street improvements serving the new street car project. Sidewalks will be added and in some cases, connected to other facilities in order to provide improved pedestrian access to transit.
Community Benefit
The project will provide transit service and connections to transit where none currently exist; the project will reduce auto trips in the city by linking the inner northwest to southwest Portland in the Central City.
Qualifying Criteria: 1,2,3,4
                                                                               Total  $3,042,625
 

 3.    Citywide ITS
Description
These improvements include upgrading the bus dispatch system and improving the systems used by Tri-Met to track passenger arrival/departure and delay.
Community Benefit
Investing in electronic hardware and software systems will give Tri-Met the ability to provide improved, faster and more efficient service to riders. These improvements accommodate city-wide growth, improve traffic flow on the city streets, and increase transit capacity by increasing utilization of existing resources.
Qualifying Criteria: 1,2,3,4

                                                                                 $1,000,000

4.    Hawthorne Fastlink
5.    SE Foster Fastlink
6.    Division Fastlink
Description
These projects, located on streets with new, high density zoning designations, will install new signals, lighting, bus shelters, sidewalks to accommodate Tri-Met bus service that is higher frequency and reduced travel times than current bus service in this rapidly redeveloping area of east Portland.
Community Benefit
The Fastlink projects will improve the frequency of transit as well as travel times. Street improvements associated with this project will provide improved pedestrian connections to bus service as well as new bus shelters. New signalization will enhance the efficiency of buses using these streets. The project will accommodate new, high density, mixed use development in the area by improving pedestrian and bike modes and access to transit.
Qualifying Criteria: 1,2,3,4
                                                                           $1,674,300
                                                                           $1,964,095
                                                                           $4,378,903

7.    N Macadam Area
Description
Moody St.- Bond St.: Improvements include widening Moody from two to four lanes, adding a turn lane, new street lights, and multi-modal bike lanes and sidewalks. Improvements would start at South Waterfront and extend from Moody to Bond and ending at Bancroft.
 

Community Benefit
The North Macadam area is targeted for redevelopment and a substantial increase in population over the next ten years. The improvements are designed to accommodate this new growth by adding capacity to all transportation modes and improving access to transit.
Qualifying Criteria: 1,3
                                                                                                   $8,210,850

8.    Lower Albina Overcrossing
Description
The project will grade separate the primary access street serving the lower Albina industrial area by building a bridge over the existing rail lines. The at-grade access is currently frequently blocked by rail traffic moving in and out of the Union Pacific Albina Yard, adversely affecting the 60+ businesses in this area.
Community Benefit
The project will have positive benefit to the businesses and land owners in the area who experience extensive and frequent delays due to heavy rail traffic throughout the business day. The project will help this important industrial area grow and expand. It will also benefit the railroad by creating new capacity at the Albina intermodal rail facilities.
Qualifying Criteria: 6,7,8,9
                                                                                            $3,186,140

9.    SE Water Ave Ext
Description
This project will extend Water Avenue 2,800 feet to open up land for development of commercial businesses in the Central East side of the city. Improvements include a three lane street with sidewalks, bike lanes and drainage facilities.
 Community Benefit
The project will allow previously undevelopable land to be put to its highest and best use. This development will create new jobs in the area.
Qualifying Criteria: 1,3,6,7,9
                                                                                  $3,005,690

10.    SE Tacoma
Description
The project will add bike lanes and sidewalks where there currently are none and link the new facilities to existing facilities for improved connectivity in the system.

Community Benefit
The project will help this rapidly growing area accommodate growth and new development by providing multi-modal transportation facilities.
Qualifying Criteria: 1,2,3,5
                                                                          $640,730

11.    SE Foster Intersections
Description  Community Benefit
This roadway in rapidly developing outer southeast will be reconstructed to an urban arterial standard with drainage facilities, sidewalks and bike facilities, new lighting, and turn lanes.

This area is expected to grow due to new and infill development. These multi-modal improvements are designed to increase capacity, improve mobility and provide greater mode choice.
Qualifying Criteria: 1,3,5
                                                                               $7,003,605

12.    Gateway Regional Center
Description  Community Benefit
Improvements will create an interconnected system of streets, sidewalks and bike lanes serving a redeveloping commercial retail center which includes a major transit transfer center- providing interchange of bus and light rail systems.

This project is intended to substantially improve the transportation network to accommodate growth in this designated "regional center". The project supports retail/commercial development that will create new jobs to revitalize area, as well as meeting demand created by high density, transit oriented residential development.
Qualifying Criteria: 1,2,3,4,9
                                                                                   $3,149,982

13.    NE Marine/122nd
Description  Community Benefit
The project will add a turn lane on Marine Dr. and fully signalize this important intersection serving Marine Drive traffic entering I-205.

As the Columbia Corridor and the South Shore continue to expand with light industrial and commercial development, increased demand by trucks from/to the I-205 interchange will make these improvements imperative to the safe and efficient operation of the system.
Qualifying Criteria: 7,8,9
                                                                        $1,683,116
 

14.    East End Columbia/Lombard Connector
Description  Community Benefit
This project will demolish the elevated ramps connecting parallel streets, Lombard and Columbia, to NE 82nd. The purpose is to provide a through connection to truck traffic by linking Lombard and Columbia at grade. The current elevated ramps will not accommodate trucks. The new at-grade intersection will be fully signalized to allow ease of movement for traffic "crossing over" between the two major city traffic streets.

This project will accommodate some the planned growth in commercial and industrial development and the associated increases in truck traffic in the Columbia Corridor. Job creation in this area, located adjacent to the Portland International Airport will be substantial over the next decade.
Qualifying Criteria: 5,6,7,8,9
                                                                       $16,850,505

15.    Cully Boulevard
Description  Community Benefit
Killingsworth- Prescott: Project will reconstruct NE Cully Blvd. from Killingsworth to Prescott and will include sidewalks, bike lanes, street trees, storm drainage, and signal improvements at the Cully/Prescott intersection. Project area is designated as a Main Street.

This area is expected to grow due to redevelopment. These multi-modal improvements are designed to increase mobility and provide greater mode choice.
Qualifying Criteria: 2,3,4
                                                                                   $1,653,038
16.    NE 47th/Columbia
Description  Community Benefit
This project will reconstruct the rural road to an urban standard, three lane facility with drainage, sidewalks and bike lanes. Signalization at the intersection will be improved along with new turning radii to accommodate truck movement.

 These improvements will serve the development of the southwest quadrant of Portland International Airport. The existing Airtrans Center is planned to more than double the number of air cargo carriers, thus adding new employment and traffic to the area.
Qualifying Criteria: 5,6,7,8
                                                                                               $2,847,586

17.    N Lombard St Overcrossing
Description  Community Benefit
The project will construct a new bridge that will carry N. Lombard, the primary access into the Rivergate industrial area, over two rail lines serving the Port marine terminals. The facility will be a four lane roadway, with drainage facilities, sidewalks, and a bike lane on one side

The Rivergate industrial and marine terminal area will add over 3,000 new jobs as businesses expand and new businesses locate in this area. The new bridge will eliminate the truck/rail conflict, improve ease of access to the area and allow the rail lines serving area businesses to operate more efficiently. Truck traffic will operate unimpeded at this primary access to one of the largest intermodal facilities in the Pacific northwest.
Qualifying Criteria: 6,7,8,9
                                                                               $10,106,816
 

18.    N Going St Rail Overcrossing
Description  Community Benefit
This project will add a travel lane to an existing bridge and add seismic retrofitting to reinforce the structure to meet new earthquake standards. The intersection at N Basin will be expanded by adding two left turn lanes.

The project will add auto and truck capacity at the sole, primary entrance to one of the city's largest industrial sanctuaries, Swan Island, home to Freightliner Corp. and the Portland ship yards. The area continues to grow and add new jobs. The area is highly dependent on trucks and the ability to get on and off the island will be enhanced by the addition of the lane on the Going Street Bridge.
Qualifying Criteria: 6,7,8,9
                                                                                                   $2,588,100
 
 

19.    SW Palatine St
Description  Community Benefit
This project will build an entirely new section of street and sidewalks in order to fill an existing gap of about 800 feet. The project will link together this collector level street.
 

The project will provide a through-connection along this route, which will improve access and circulation for motorized and non-motorized travel.
Qualifying Criteria: 1,2,3,4
                                                           $672,228
 

20.    Columbia/MLK Intersection
Description  Community Benefit
The improvements include adding a right turn pocket and changing the radius for north bound MLK from west bound Columbia and modifying the signals at the intersection.
Community Benefit
This improvement will substantially enhance truck movement (connecting to I-5 at Marine Drive) through this part of the industrial Columbia Corridor. The project is part of a strategy to enhance truck movement at the west and east ends of the Columbia Blvd./Lombard Street corridor, improving travel times and freight mobility.
Qualifying Criteria: 7,8,9
                                                                                          $681,100

 21.    SW Multnomah/Garden Home
Description
The project will widen the intersection to add a 12- foot turn lane, signalization, 5-foot bike lanes, sidewalks, curb, gutter and drainage.

 Community Benefit
This projects adds capacity to the intersection., adds capacity for non-motorized travel, enhances connectivity, improve circulation, traffic safety and extends the life of the street.
Qualifying Criteria: 2,3,4

                                                                                   $908,215

22.    I-405/Kerby St
Description
This project will move the on/off ramps from the Fremont Bridge about 250 feet south of their current location. A roundabout will be constructed to enhance the flow of traffic in all directions.

Community Benefit
These improvements will improve the flow of traffic from and to the on/off ramps at Kerby. The round-about will disperse traffic in a more efficient manner and provide options other than the congested intersections at Williams and Vancouver streets. Access to Emanuel Hospital via Kerby will be improved for emergency purposes.
Qualifying Criteria: 7,8
                                                             $1,624,652
 

23.    SE Foster/Woodstock
Description  Community Benefit
The project will add sidewalks, curb ramps and extensions, cross-walks and signals to the Foster/Woodstock couplet through the Lents commercial district.

Community Benefit
The project improves access and mobility for pedestrian and bicycle users by adding or connecting new facilities for non-motorized travel. It enhances the safety of cross-street connections among the retail uses in this Lents-area commercial district.
Qualifying Criteria: 2,3,4
                                                                                  $1,341,332
 

 24-34.    SW Capitol Hwy
Description
These projects will add sidewalks to an area that has few sidewalk improvements. Retaining walls will need to be built in many places along this route due to step side slopes. Curb ramps and curb extensions will also improve access to transit and improve safety. Improvements include adding piped drainage systems.

Community Benefit
The Hillsdale/Capitol Highway community is an area with a thriving retail "town center", but which is not accessible by pedestrians. The area is also a primary transit hub for several bus routes that connect the area to downtown within 10 minutes. These projects will provide new sidewalks to create an integrated pedestrian network connecting residential to retail uses and to transit services.
Qualifying Criteria: 2,3,4,5

                                                      $5,289,050

35.    SW Vermont
Description
This project is comprised of three sections: 1) 30-37th: Widen the street from 20 feet to 30 feet; add bike lanes, overlay the street, add sidewalks, curb, gutter and storm drainage. 2) 37-45th: Overlay the street and add sidewalks. 3) 45-Oleson: Widen the street from 20 to 30 feet; add bike lanes, overlay the street, add sidewalks, curbs, gutter, and storm drainage.

 Community Benefit
This project upgrades an urban collector level street by adding sidewalks, bike lanes and storm drainage. This will add capacity for non-motorized travel, enhance connectivity, improve circulation, improve traffic safety and extend the life of the street.
Qualifying Criteria: 2,3,4
                                                                              $3,638,766
 

36.    Steel Bridge Pedestrian Way
Description
The project constructs a pedestrian bridge structure to the lower (rail) span of the steel bridge.
Community Benefit
The project provides a pedestrian connection between the east and west banks of the Willamette at this location for the first time ever. The Rose Quarter complex and the east bank of the river will become accessible to Water Front Park, the planned East Bank esplanade and downtown via this new connection.
Qualifying Criteria: 2,3,4,5
                                                                                $1,500,000
 
 
 

37.    N Marine Drive                                               $2,300,000

                                                GRAND TOTAL:   $95,941,424
 

Minimum Qualifications (project meets all of the following):

   1. Project includes a component that adds capacity to the transportation system
   2. Project is in the city Capital Improvement Program, or the Regional Transportation Plan, or the 2040 Growth Concept
   3. Project is on a street classified above local service, exclusive of regional traffic and transit ways
   4. Project is located in an area that is projected to add population and/or employment over the next ten years
   5. Project is not a maintenance project
   6. Project is not for purchase of equipment/rolling stock, but may be for facilities supporting rolling stock/equipment

Qualifying Criteria

 Project supports one or more of the following City Comprehensive Plan, and economic development goals and objectives:

   1. Accommodates increased density and/or in-fill re/development
   2. Reduces reliance on automobile usage by increasing access to alternate modes of travel
   3. Connects and supports 2040 Growth Concept land-use components
   4. Improves transit connections between employment centers and neighborhoods
   5. Limits impacts of motor vehicles on pedestrian, bike, and transit oriented areas
   6. Reduces conflicts between freight and non-freight uses
   7. Facilitates the efficient movement of goods and services in and out of Portland's major industrial and commercial areas
   8. Ensures access to intermodal terminals and related distribution facilities
   9. Improves circulation between business districts