Category Archives: livability

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

Woodlawn-King Sewer Project by Siobhan O’Leary, City Environmental Services Community Outreach

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Woodlawn-King Sewer Project by Sibohan O’Leary, City Environmental Services Community Outreach

 

 

City of Portland Environmental Services is designing three large-scale sewer projects in North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods to replace or repair approximately 91,000 feet of public sewer pipes that are on average 90 years old and deteriorating due to age. This is the equivalent of over 17 miles of sewer pipes. The three adjacent project areas will include construction in the Piedmont, Humboldt, Woodlawn and King neighborhoods.

In the Woodlawn and King neighborhoods, the work will include repairing about 61,000 feet (11 miles) of sewer pipes. The sewer repairs will enhance livability by improving sewer and storm water infrastructure, increasing sewer capacity, and reducing the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets. Construction in Woodlawn-King will begin in early 2017 and take about a year to complete.

For more information, including a map of proposed work, please visit:www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/woki.

Working for clean rivers

Over one-third of Portland’s 2,500 miles of sewer pipes are more than 80 years old. Portland combines sewer improvements that replace or repair Portland’s aging sewer pipes with green streets, ecoroofs, trees and other green infrastructure to increase sewer system efficiency, and protect water quality, public health, and the environment. Green infrastructure keeps stormwater out of the sewer system, filters pollutants provides habitat and increases neighborhood green space for healthier watersheds. Learn more atwww.portlandoregon.gov/bes.

Proposed Development Design Presentation Slides from Last Night’s Meeting

Hello,

If you were not able to attend last night, below you’ll find links to photos taken of the presentation by TVA Architects and Vic Remmer’s Everett Custom Homes.

Presentations were made for three properties:

NE Mason & NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Proposed NE MLK NE Mason Apartments TVA Architect And Vic Remmers Presentation Slides From KNA October Meeting.pdf

3914 NE Garfield

Proposed NE Garfield Street Apartments TVA Architect And Vic Remmers PresentationSlides_FromKNAOctoberMeeting.pdf

442 NE Jessup

Proposed NE Jessup Street Apartments TVA Architect And Vic Remmers Presentation Slides From KNA October Meeting.pdf

Please contact contact them with your questions and concerns:

Everett Custom Homes
(503) 726-7060
735 SW 158th Ave #180, Beaverton, OR 97006
http://everetthomesnw.com/contact/
tva Architects
(503) 220-0668
920 SW Sixth Ave., Suite 1500
Portland, Oregon 97204
http://tvaarchitects.com/firm/contact