Liberty Park Neighborhood Plan

 

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The City of Medford is kicking off the Liberty Park Neighborhood Plan! Liberty Park is one of the City's oldest and most established neighborhoods, with a diverse mix of residents and businesses. It includes a mix of housing, commercial and retail businesses, educational and other institutions, and industrial uses, while serving as a gateway to the Downtown, other commercial areas, and the Bear Creek Greenway. At the same time, the neighborhood is surrounded by major roadways and it lacks a safe network of streets to provide adequate connections within and outside its boundaries.

Future public and private investment and revitalization will improve the area’s livability and economic health for residents, visitors and business-owners. In 2018, the Medford Urban Renewal Agency (MURA) allocated approximately $17 million toward the Liberty Park neighborhood in order to fund future improvements and development. The Neighborhood Plan will help identify the project priorities for the $17 million dedicated by MURA.   

In order to stay informed of upcoming opportunities to provide input and comments please look to the "Latest News" section of this webpage for dates of public meetings, open houses, outreach events, and other milestones in the creation of the Liberty Park Neighborhood Plan. If you would like to provide comments directly to staff, please click the following email planning@cityofmedford.org or call the Planning Department at (541) 774-2380.

 

 

Project Documents

Current Documents
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Related Documents
2002 Liberty Park Neighborhood Action Plan

Bear Creek Master Plan


What will the project do?

The City of Medford will build on a citizen-driven 2002 neighborhood action plan to create a new vision for the Liberty Neighborhood, and identify actions and improvements to implement the vision. The project will:
  • Identify improvements to enhance the safety and ease of walking and bicycling, with a focus on key destinations such as  safe routes to schools, downtown, and the Bear Creek Greenway
  • Evaluate and identify needed land use changes
  • Identify areas for future parks or open space facilities
  • Create opportunities for community gathering spaces
  • Improve opportunities for future infill and redevelopment


When will the project happen?

The project lasts from June 2018 to June 2019 and will include three major phases:
 

Phase 1: Project kickoff, goals and existing conditions
Phase 2: Identify a public vision for the neighborhood through open houses, a virtual visioning website, and other opportunities for input
Phase 3: Draft neighborhood plan, identify needed ordinance, code and comprehensive plan changes
Final Draft: The final draft Liberty Park Neighborhood Plan will be forwarded to the Planning Commission for a recommendation and then to the City Council for adoption into the City's Comprehensive Plan.
 

Liberty Park Timeline


 

Project Funding

The Liberty Park Neighborhood Plan is funded by a Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) Program grant through the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The City was awarded the grant in August of 2017. City Staff are working with Jacobs & Angelo Planning Group.

 

Latest News/Events


 

Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) Meeting
Where: 200 S. Ivy St. (Lausmann Annex - Room 151) Medford, OR 97501
When: August 14, 2018 3:30 - 5:30 PM

 

Meet the Project Team

City Staff
Carla G. Angeli Paladino
Carla.Paladino@cityofmedford.org

Seth Adams
Seth.Adams@cityofmedford.org

Kyle Kearns
kyle.kearns@cityofmedford.org
 

Consulting Firms
JACOBS (with CH2M)
http://www.jacobs.com

Angelo Planning Group
http://www.angeloplanning.com

 













































 

 
Additional Department Information

Planning Department Contacts

200 South Ivy Street, Lausmann Annex, Room 240
Medford, Oregon 97501
Phone: 541-774-2380
Fax: 541-618-1708
Email:
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

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