KNA land use committee meeting, Tuesday, June 28th.

The next meeting of the KNA land use committee has been scheduled. We will be meeting 7:30pm-9ish Tues 6/28 at 4407 NE 7th Ave (between Skidmore/Prescott).

1) visions/ideas (30 min)
2) 7th/9th Ave Greenway (5-10 min)
3) the question of community design standards (5 min?/might move to next meeting and invite my friend/architect Iain to talk about this)
4) houses at 7th/Beech slated for eventual demolition/redevelopment (5 min)

5) Mason St/MLK residential building retail (2-5 min)

6) Residential infill proposals (info: (30 min)
7) Evan: parking research (15 min)

KNA files demolition delay application

Neighbors looking to save the historic “Ocobock House” at 5128 NE Rodney Avenue have filed a demolition delay request. At their request, King NA’s board signed the application, allowing neighbors to forgo having to pay $1368 in filing fees. If approved by the city, the application would delay demolition of the building for sixty days, giving neighbors time to create a plan to save the structure and negotiate with the developer, Vic Remmers, who recently purchased the site.

For more information on the Ocobock House and the demolition delay application, please read these documents:

Night Work: some sewer repairs may take place overnight in 2017

The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is planning sewer replacements in our neighborhood, and some of that work is planned for night hours in 2017. Proposed night work would take place for up to six weeks on NE Killingsworth Street at NE MLK Boulevard, up to six weeks on NE Alberta Street near N Vancouver Avenue, and one week on NE Rosa Parks Way between NE Garfield Avenue and NE MLK Boulevard.

The proposed work requires a noise variance; Environmental Services will present the noise variance application  to the Noise Board on Wednesday, July 13. Your comments regarding the proposed night work are valuable and can be submitted by letter or email to:

Portland Noise Office
1221 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204 (noise comments only, please!)

When contacting the Noise Office, please reference the Woodlawn-King Alleys Sewer Project or the Woodlawn-King Streets Sewer Project.

For more information on the sewer project, refer to the Woodlawn-King Sewer Project on the BES website. You may also send an email to Rhetta Drennan with “Woodlawn-King” in the subject line to receive project updates by email.

If you have questions or concerns that aren’t answered by BES, please contact the King Neighborhood Association:

King Neighborhood Association – Wednesday June 8th, 2016 meeting


Once again the exciting King Neighborhood Association  meeting: Wednesday June 8th, 2016 at 6:30 pm at NECN headquarters , 4815 NE 7th Avenue.

Please be prompt. We start at 6:30 pm

6:30 pm Introductions/Approve agenda and minutes,

grievance responses, letters as necessary

6:40 pm Sewer Project

6:45 pm Chair Talk

Board vacancies


Secretarial concerns

Coffee meetings

Restaffing grievance and by-laws committees

Appointing Committees Chairs

Blogpost and proposed policy change

Ocobock House

7:05 pm

KNA Education ,Membership and Public Image

7:10 pm Committee & Working Groups Reports:


Land Use-

Safety and Livability

Green King-

Clean-Up –