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Rail Road Crossing Construction at 11th & 12th

In the link below is a notice of coming construction on 11th, 12th, and Milwaukie. Transportation officials strongly suggests anyone using 11th and 12th between Powell and Division during January look for alternate routes, especially during rush hours. There will be lane closures, but at all times, at least one lane should be open. There [...]

Hawthorne Safeway Store: Update on Neighborhood Concerns

March 2012 is the target date for the opening of the new Hawthorne Safeway store.

For the past nine months during the construction process, HAND has continued to ask Safeway to: 1) participate in a “crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED)” review of its building plans, and 2) develop a “good neighbor agreement (GNA)” [...]

Hawthorne Civic Ecology Project

HAND has recently joined the Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association (HBBA) and the four other neighborhoods that border Hawthorne in a new sustainability initiative known as the Hawthorne Area Civic Ecology Project (HACE). The HACE group won a $6,000 grant from Venture Portland to hold a series of workshops during the spring to jump start collective [...]

Save Our Elms/Ladd’s Addition Receive 2011 Landslide Award

Congratulations to board member David Kaplan and the rest of the Save Our Elms volunteers for their work in preserving the elm tree grove in our neighborhood. This fall, they were recognized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation as one of 12 places in the country considered part of “The Landscape I Love.” You can read [...]