>The proposals are in. Go see for yourself how the Memorial Coliseum could be transformed.
More than 95 different proposals were submitted for the renovation or adaptive reuse of Portland’s Memorial Coliseum. Anyone interested in attending the event should visit the website for more information and to print out the free RSVP voucher needed for admission. Doors at Memorial Coliseum will open at 5 p.m., and the registration-required, free and open-to-the-public event will run until approximately 8:30 p.m.
About the process
On Jan. 26, everyone who submitted a concept will have the opportunity to set up a table with additional information and answer questions from event attendees. Concepts that utilize the full building (full concepts), and some which don’t utilize the full building (partial concepts) will also have the opportunity to give a short presentation to the 32-member Stakeholder Advisory Committee and the general public.
The SAC will make recommendations to Portland City Council in late February as to which full concepts should continue on in the process as well as provide input on partial concepts to receive the formal Request for Proposal (RFP) from the city. The RFP will be issued in March and responses will be due in April. City Council expects to select the winning proposal in late May.
To view the proposals, visit the concepts page.