Division Streetscape Design Concepts Update

Below is an update on the status of the Division Streetscape Construction Project from Project Manager Liz Mahon. If you have feedback, please contact one of the HAND board members on the CAC (Amy Lewin, Liz Gatti or Linda Nettekoven) by noon, Monday, June 1.

Alternatives Summary (block by block and general overview)
Overview of Alternatives
Alternatives Summary by Block – draft
Alternatives Legend

overviewthumb The concepts identify possible streetscape improvements under the two street cross-section scenarios discussed in the 2005 Division Green Street / Main Street Plan.

Please note that although we are showing two alternatives (based on where we left off in 2005), we are moving forward with removing pro-time lanes where possible along Division to either return vehicle parking, create pedestrian crossings with curb extensions, enhance bus stops, or create bike parking.

We are working with Kittelson to determine what capacity is needed at the major intersections along SE Division (11th/12th, Seven Corners, 26th). We’ll discuss their findings at CAC #4 in July. At that time, we’ll work together as a committee to finalize the cross-section design and discuss what is needed at the various intersections.

Please review the streetscape options above and provide feedback to CAC members by noon on Monday, June 1st. We’ll compile the comments and present these at our meeting on June 3rd.

Our June CAC meeting will focus on establishing the design goals and vision for the streetscape improvements. The goals will be presented to the community at the June open house.

Staff will develop a draft list of design goals based upon what we’ve heard from the CAC to date (in addition to anything you submit by June 1st). We’ll review and refine the list as a group at our next meeting.

Please email me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing back from everyone.

Elizabeth Mahon
Portland Office of Transportation
1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 800
Portland Oregon 97204

Pocket Park @ SE 19th & Division?

Google Maps Image of proposed "Pocket Park" space on SE 19th Ave. @ Division Street.
Google Maps Image

Join us!
Monday, May 25th @ 6:30 p.m.
SE 19th & Division

Are you interested in helping create a “Pocket Park” at SE 19th & Division? Join HAND board members and other neighbors to talk about how to do this. Our goal is to get on paper specifics of what we’d like to see at this current “public right of way” and how we might go about making this park a reality. With the reconstruction of Division Street, there may be ways we can get funding from groups/organizations involved with and interested in Division’s redevelopment.

The initial plan is to meet at the site next Monday, May 25th at 6:30 p.m., review discussions we’ve had and move forward with something a bit more tangible. We will present these specifics at the beginning of the next Division Citizen Advisory Committe meeting which is Wednesday, June 3 @ 6:00 p.m.

Questions/Comments, Amy Lewin:

May 2009 Southeast Community Policing Forum

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Southeast Precinct 4735 East Burnside

Since this is likely the last Community Policing Forum meeting here at Southeast Precinct, the meeting agenda will be a little different. There will still be the regular check-in and updates from the Precinct, NRT, Crime Prevention, District Attorney and the Community. Continue reading “May 2009 Southeast Community Policing Forum”

Next HAND Meeting, Tuesday, May 19

Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Development Association (HAND)
Community/ Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 7:00 PM
(Land Use meeting at 6:30)
St. Philip Neri Church Paulist Center
2408 SE 16th Avenue (and Division)

Draft Agenda


Crime Prevention Officer

Elections to the Board


(1) CleanUp Marilee
(2) Green Team Ethan
(3) Washington High survey – Liz

Presentations and Conversations

(1) Tabor to the River BES
(2) Division Street traffic/citizen working group – Amy

Internal Board Issues

(1) Approval of minutes
(2) Treasurers report Matthew

Join us! We need volunteers from all backgrounds to help make our neighborhood a great place to live!

At May’s meeting we will elect new board members. Members serve a two-year term as volunteers for the neighborhood. If you are interested in serving, please contact a member of our board. (Contact information can be found here.)

Here’s a few more details from our bylaws:
-Number of board members: no fewer than four and no more than 20.
-Terms of office: two years
-Recruitment of members: nominations opened on April 1 of each year and held open until the general membership meeting in May, names of candidates placed by nominating committee or nominations from the floor
Eligibility requirement for board members: Only members can vote and serve on the HAND board. You should read the following aloud at the election meeting, so that everyone present can determine whether or not they are a members, and therefore are eligible to vote and serve on the board. “Membership shall be open and given to all qualifying residents, property owners, business owners (or their designees), governmental agencies and non-profit organizations located within the boundaries of HAND or to any person appointed as a member to HAND by the Board of Directors in accordance with Article VII of the bylaws. Each member that is of legal voting age in the State of Oregon shall be entitled to all voting privileges. To qualify as a HAND member, one must meet the requirements of this said section and have signed a membership list provided by the Board of Directors.”.
– Quorum to vote at general meetings, including elections: the number of members in attendance.
– Process for voting: The HAND bylaws allow for voting by hand or written ballot.

Next HAND Meeting, Tuesday, April 21

Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Development Association (HAND)
Community/ Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 7:00 PM
(Land Use meeting at 6:30)
St. Philip Neri Church Paulist Center
2408 SE 16th Avenue (and Division)

General Meeting Agenda 7:00 – 8:45
Crime Prevention Officer/Crime Prevention Coordinator (Havilah)
Clean-Up – May 2nd

Board Issues
(1) Approval of letter supporting ped/bike addition for streetcar bridge (if a bridge gets built).
(2) Approval of minutes
(3) Approval of Portland triathlon’s use of the Eastside Esplanade
(4) Approval of support for SB 907 – a design review hearing

(1) Manna ministries – Linda
(2) Washington High School Community Center planning – Liz

Community Issues
(1) Eastside Max – an open discussion
(2) Portland Streetcar – an open discussion

Land Use Agenda – 6:30 to 7:00

(1) Land use notices
(2) Urban Planning Student update
(3) Meeting for Ladd’s Addition land use notice review process – 6:30 on May 7 at Palio

Train Horn Noise, TriMet Open House

Please mark your calendar for this Open House next week. Several people in our neighborhood are concerned about train horn noise with the expected arrival of light rail passing through our neighborhood. If you would like to get involved, attend this meeting and contact the HAND board.

Train Horn Noise

The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project is exploring how horn requirements may apply to light rail trains that share a freight rail right-of-way. Please join TriMet, train horn noise specialists Rail Control Limited and the cities of Milwaukie and Portland to learn more about options for minimizing train horn noise.

Tuesday, April 7
6-7:30 p.m.

Llewellyn Elementary School Cafetorium
6301 SE 14th Avenue
Portland, OR 97202

This location is served by bus lines 19-Woodstock and 70-12th Ave. Plan your trip on TriMet.


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