Twelve communities across Oregon, including Waldport, have been awarded Transportation and Growth Management Program grants to fund transportation and land use planning projects. The Transportation and Growth Management Program (TGM), a 24-year partnership between the Department of Land Conservation and Development and the Oregon Department of Transportation, awards grants to support Oregon communities working to create vibrant, livable places where people can walk, bike, take transit or drive where they want to go. This round of TGM grants highlights the increasing role of transit to meet the daily needs of Oregonians.”
For this year’s funding cycle, 39 applications requested $5.9 million. Recipients will work with staff to develop each project, including final award amounts based on the scope of each grant. Award amounts are expected to range between $100,000 and $250,000. Award recipients are listed below, and project descriptions are online (PDF).
City of Waldport Transportation System Plan Update
The Waldport TSP was last completed in 1999.
Waldport has and will experience growth, development, and changes in land use patterns in the coming decades. Waldport needs an updated transportation system plan that integrates growth, development, and land use patterns.
The TSP Update will result in a planned transportation system that connects specific areas and neighborhoods.
1) Downtown/Hwy 101: Port connections, improved ped/bike facilities, parking, land use, and vibrant downtown opportunities;
2) Local street system;
3) “Alsea Avenue”/Open Space multi-modal circulation plan;
4) Evaluate and recommend improved connections between the lowland/downtown and the upland/residential area;
5) Industrial Park Master Plan transportation component;
6) Tsunami evacuation routing;
7) Safe Routes to Schools;
8) Parks Master Plan pedestrian/bicycle component;
9) Incorporate studies, including Yaquina John Point Land Use/Transportation Plan.