February 22, 2010

Five of the teams that submitted concepts for the redevelopment of the Memorial Coliseum have been invited by the Rose Quarter Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) to present their project visions at the Tuesday, Feb. 23 SAC meeting. That meeting is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and will be held at the Portland Development Commission, 222 NW 5th Avenue.

Each team will be given approximately 10 minutes to present their plan for the redevelopment or adaptive reuse of the Memorial Coliseum. Following the fifth presentation, the SAC will lead a 30 minute question and answer session with team representatives. Two additional teams that submitted full concepts have been invited to participate in the question and answer session.

“Through the online submission process, online evaluations, presentations and Q&A session, the SAC has received a considerable amount of information on the proposals,” said Mayor Sam Adams, SAC chair. “Following the presentations, I expect that the Committee will be able to make a well informed recommendation as to which teams will be asked to progress to the next stage of this process.” The SAC will make a recommendation to Portland City Council in March. Council will then request full proposals from the selected teams.

The five teams presenting Tuesday night are: Community Crossroads; Memorial Athletic & Recreation Center (MARC); Portland Action Sports Complex; the Trailblazers and Winterhawks Concept; and Veterans Memorial Arts and Athletic Center (VMAAC). The two teams that have been invited to participate in the question and answer session are OregonXperience and Jewel in a Box.