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Envisioning a better park

Green King LogoAs part of the Green King Project, on April 27th, 2016 the King Green-space Collaborative (KGC), a collaborative that includes Green King,  NECN, SEI, Groundwork Portland and Lanyi Fan will be partnering with Architects Without Borders, for a design charrette. The goal of this charrette is to create designs for improving the King School Park and surrounding areas, using community input. KGC is working to increase green space, better integrate green areas, reduce water run-off, and improve lighting and safety in the King School Park area.

Architects Without Borders will be gathering a group of architects and landscape architects (both students and professionals) who would like to help with the project. Christina Frank, King Neighborhood resident and professional park designer will be the lead of the design team.

This is a long-term, community-driven project led by neighbors who are passionate about creating a better space for neighbors, engaging community and creating a model for environmental design.

We would like to invite you or your organization to participate in the charrette and to help members of the KGC and the surrounding community present information on the desired design outcomes. The first meeting of this charrette will be held on Wednesday, April 27th, from 6-8 pm at 601 W Burnside St, Portland (at St Andre Besset Catholic Church)

There will be many more opportunities to get involved in this project, closer to our neighborhood. Please contact diego@kingneighborhood.org if you have questions about this project.

For more info on Green King Project visit http://kingneighborhood.org/green-king/

 

 

 

 

 

King Neighborhood Association April 2016 – Meeting Agenda

KNA Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Location: 4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR at NECN Headquarters

Time: Please be prompt. We start at 6:30 pm

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6:15 Financial Committee: Fundraising needs – Reports

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6:30 Introductions/ Approve KNA agenda and past minutes.

6:45 Noise concerns and recommendations

7:05 Earthquake Preparedness: First Steps

7:15  Association Business:

May elections – Application form

Announcements

7:30 Committee & Working Groups Reports:

Communications Committee: Egg Hunt – Spring Clean Up

Green King Committee: Confluence Fellows – Architect Without Borders

By-laws Working group : Update on proposed changes

Land Use Committee: Vanport update

Grievance Committee: Findings and recommendations from the Grievance Hearing

Financial Committee: Treasurer’s report and Fundraising goals

8:15 Adjourn

 

 

Last day to comment on NE 7th Greenway

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Hi everyone,

First of all, thanks so much for your interest in the potential 7th/9th Neighborhood Greenway project. Your feedback is very helpful to us as we plan our transportation system.

We wanted to let you know about some upcoming opportunities to provide public testimony on various elements of the Transportation System Plan (TSP), which sets the policy foundation for PBOT and helps guide our decisions.

First of all, the TSP Stage 2 Proposed Draft is currently being considered by Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC). The PSC will have an opportunity to amend the Proposed Draft before sending it to City Council. While we encourage you to provide public testimony on all parts of the Proposed Draft, the section that is probably most relevant to the 7th/9th discussion is Section 5: Bicycle Classification Maps. These maps show where we have Local Service Bikeway, City Bikeway, and Major City Bikeway classifications that provide a policy basis for emphasizing bicycle travel compared to other modes of travel. If you want to read the descriptions of these classifications, they can be found in Section 4: Bicycle Classifications and Objectives.

We apologize for the late notice, but the public testimony period for the TSP Stage 2 Proposed Draft ends today, March 22nd, 2016, at 9pm, at the end of the PSC Public Hearing. You can testify in several ways before then:

·        U.S. Mail: Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission, TSP Testimony, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100, Portland OR 97201 (include full name and mailing address)

·        Email: psc@portlandoregon.gov with subject line “TSP Testimony” (include full name and mailing address)

·        Testify online via the Map App. Bicycle Classifications have been posted to the Map App at www.portlandmaps.com/bps/mapapp. Click on the “comments” form to provide your testimony to the PSC. You can only click on individual street segments to make a comment, but in your comment you can describe the full street section you are commenting on.

·        Testify in person at the PSC public hearing.  You may speak for 2 minutes to the Commission, and your testimony will be added to the public record. The TSP Stage 2 Project Public Hearing is scheduled to be held at: 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500, Portland, OR Tuesday, March 22, 2016; 5:00 – 9:00 PM

The second upcoming opportunity to give public testimony is in regards to the TSP Major Projects List, which is currently before City Council as one element of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The Recommended Draft of the TSP Major Projects List contains project #40116, NE 7th/9th Bikeway, with an alignment primarily on NE 9th Ave north of the Lloyd District. In response to public feedback from neighborhood associations and individuals regarding NE 7th Ave, Commissioner Novick has offered an amendment to the TSP Major Projects List that can be found on page 105 of the Council Amendments Report. This amendment would change the project alignment to stay on NE 7th Ave up to Sumner, only then cutting over to NE 9th Ave. If you would like to offer testimony about this proposed amendment (or any other amendments to the TSP or Comp Plan), you can:

·        Testify in person at a City Council public hearing

o   Thursday, April 14th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave

o   Wednesday, April 20th, 2:00 to 5:00 pm, City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave

·        Testify in writing by mail or email directly to members of City Council before April 20th.

o   Contact information can be found here

o   Please copy tsp@portlandoregon.gov on any TSP-related testimony

Thanks again for your interest and engagement in this issue.

Zef Wagner

Associate Planner

Policy, Planning, & Projects Division

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Zef.Wagner@portlandoregon.gov

503-823-7164

Cevero Gonzalez

Constituent Services Coordinator

Portland Bureau of Transportation

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800

Portland, OR 97204

503.823.5080 Phone

503.823.7609 Fax

Cevero.Gonzalez@portlandoregon.gov

King School Park – PP&R survey

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The findings of the PP&R survey on the Green King proposal to resurface the broken tennis courts and replace them with new futsal courts are out. There are many possibilities to get involved in the King School Park improvement process. We are looking for neighbors that are passionate runners to help us with the new running track proposal. Get involved. Follow us www.facebook.com/greenkingproject

 

Overview
The purpose of the King School Park Futsal Resurfacing survey summary is to:
• Understand who uses King School Park
• Understand people’s experience with King School Park
• Ensure that the community-based proposal to the park will provide benefits to all Portlanders and park users
Background

Green King Committee approached Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) with a grant they applied through Fields for All which would provide local youth with safe, healthy and high quality playing surface. PP&R directed Green King Committee to use PP&R’s Park Proposal Process.246 individuals participated in the King School Park Futsal Resurfacing survey. This is a high response rate for a community park.
In general, 79% of the participants indicated that they were “Strongly Supportive” or “Supportive” of the resurfacing of the existing tennis courts to futsal courts. Reasons for this support includes: futsal courts will be used more often, they will create active and positive spaces, and the use will develop communities.
The diverse ethnicity and age of respondents reflects the work on the park of the Green King Committee to create an inclusive process.

Summary of Findings
246 individuals participated in the King School Park Futsal Resurfacing survey. This is a high response rate for a community park.
In general, 79% of the participants indicated that they were “Strongly Supportive” or “Supportive” of the resurfacing of the existing tennis courts to futsal courts. Reasons for this support includes: futsal courts will be used more often, they will create active and positive spaces, and the use will develop communities.
The diverse ethnicity and age of respondents reflects the work on the park of the Green King Committee to create an inclusive process.

Read the full report:

http://kingneighborhood.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Summary-of-King-School-Park-Futsal-Survey.pdf