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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
503-823-0396

Restore Tree Manual to 2009-2010 City of Portland Budget

Sent from Kina Voelz, HAND Land Use Chair:
Please attend the final public budget hearing this Thursday, May 21 from 6 – 8: 30 pm at Mt. Tabor Middle School.
Funding tree policy work will hopefully be included in this fiscal year’s budget, but probably not without your input.
You may also testify online if you cannot attend tomorrow evening: www.portlandonline.com/communitybudget.
Please see below as well.
Continue reading “Restore Tree Manual to 2009-2010 City of Portland Budget”

Bull Run Watershed Meeting, Saturday April 11

Re: Efforts Needed to Secure Federal Relief from the EPA’s Misguided LT2 Rule
Where: Glencoe Elementary School Auditorium 825 SE 51st Street
When: Saturday, April 11  10am-12am

As we discussed at last month’s Green Team meeting, without legislative relief championed by Oregon’s Congressional Representatives in Washington, the 2006 federal Long-Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) will force Portland to build an additional Bull Run treatment plant and either bury or cover the five open reservoirs at Mt. Tabor and Washington Parks, or disconnect them and use alternate storage elsewhere. This will result in higher water rates, and degrades our pristine water supply system.

Please attend the meeting at Glencoe Elementary this Saturday to hear what is being done and what needs to be done to advance legislative relief.

More information at friendsofreservoirs.org.

A Community Center for Inner SE — At Last!

    If you are interested in getting involved with creating a community center to serve our inner-southeast neighborhood, this meeting is a great place to start!

    Washington Monroe Community Center Open House!!!
    Thursday, April 9th
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Central Catholic High School
    2401 SE Stark St

    After much work and anticipation – Portland Parks & Recreation has secured funding to begin to identify the needs, impacts and feasibility of developing a full service community center at the site of the old Washington Monroe High School.

    This event will Kick-Off the formation of the Advisory Committee and provide information to the community about how you can play a role in shaping and supporting this new facility.

    RSVPs are welcome, but not necessary!

    Elizabeth Kennedy-Wong
    Community Engagement and Public Involvement Manager
    Portland Parks and Recreation
    (503) 823-5113

Bosco Milligan Foundation – Historic Preservation Needs Assessment 2009

Home at SE 21st & Taggart sometime during the 1930s.
Home at SE 21st & Taggart sometime during the 1930s.
The Bosco Milligan Foundation has posted their 2009 Historic Preservation Needs Assessment for Portland. It is based upon information provided to them by dozens of Portland residents last October-November.

Read the report here. (.pdf document)

You can find more on their website: www.visitahc.org.

Expect more information on future historic preservation programs created specifically from the findings in the Needs Assessment.

Ross Island No Wake Zone Resolution at City Hall on March 18 @ 10:30

Dear Friends of Ross Island ,
The Portland City Council will be adopting a resolution supporting a no wake zone in the Holgate Channel and a non-motorized zone in the Ross island Lagoon on March 18th at 10:30. This resolution does not have any regulatory impact but will put the city on record as officially supporting this effort as we go forward to the Oregon Marine Board with a formal petition.

It would be great to have folks in the Audience to support this City Hall Resolution. You would not need to testify. We are just looking for a strong showing of support. We will be passing out “Ross Island No Wake Zone” stickers at the door. We expect a quick and happy hearing. If you have time to stop by City Hall at 10:30 on March 18th to show your support that would be much appreciated.

To date we have received over 300 letters of support from the community endorsing this petition!

Thank you for all your help making Ross Island and the Holgate Channel a safer place for humans and wildlife.

Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland
Travis Williams, Willamette Riverkeeper
Mike Houck, Urban Greenspaces Institute

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