King NA board meeting, Wednesday, February 8th.

Join us next Wednesday for our monthly board meeting! We’re a bit behind on planning for 2017 ~ it snowed on the dates of our last two meetings ~ and we’d love your help organizing our events and programs for the coming year.

Our meeting agenda:

6:30 pm – Introductions, agenda, previous meeting minutes

6:45 – Siobhan O’Kelly, on the Woodlawn-King King Sewer Repair Project

7:00 – Garner Moody, developer, on proposed 8-unit project at NE Garfield & Failing

7:20 – board business begins

  • 10 minutes: chair’s report
  • 10 minutes: finance
  • 10 minutes: Green King
  • 15 minutes: 2017 events – neighborhood clean-up; movie in the park; Oregon Humanities Conversations
  • 10 minutes: land use/transportation committee
  • 5 minutes: other board business.

8:20 – We adjourn.

Join us at 6:30 pm, Wednesday February 8th, at the offices of NECN, 4815 NE 7th Avenue, in the King Facility Building attached to King School.

Bike Parking in Apartments & Transportation System Plan Surveys

  1. Tell us your transportation priorities! 

We at the Portland Bureau of Transportation are updating our Transportation System Development Charge (TSDC) program. Projects on the TSDC list are oriented toward accommodating development growth and improving travel for all modes: walking, biking, driving and transit. The current list was last updated in 2007. Some of the projects on that list are now complete, some have received funding from other sources, and some of them may no longer fit the city’s transportation priorities. Every few years, the City engages in an extensive public input process to reaffirm and amend the list of projects to guide spending of TSDC revenues. As part of this process, the project team is also revisiting the criteria that determine whether projects are eligible for TSDC funding.


PROVIDE YOUR INPUT TODAY! Visit the Online Open House to view the proposed Project List and provide input


Tell us what you think by February 26th, 2017 and invite your friends and neighbors  to weigh in!



  1. Tell Us About Your Apartment Bicycle Parking

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) wants to know about bicycle parking at your apartment or condominium building.

Currently, PBOT is reviewing the Bicycle Parking code requirements to ensure the provision of adequate, comfortable, accessible and secure bicycle parking for new buildings redevelopment throughout Portland.  As part of this process, we are looking for additional input about bicycle parking and rack usability at apartment buildings. Please respond by February 5th, 2017.

This survey will be used by PBOT and the Bicycle Parking Stakeholder Advisory Committee during the code update process.

Your feedback is very important to use and we appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete this Apartment Bicycle Parking Survey.

Thank you!

January 2017 Updates from Nan Stark, NE district liaison with the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Recommended City-wide Zoning Map and other Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation projects:

On December 21, 2016 City Council voted unanimously to amend Portland’s Zoning Map, Zoning Code and Transportation System Plan, as well as establish a new Community Involvement Program. These items make up the Recommended Early Implementation Package of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan. With their votes, the Mayor and Commissioners took their last action on the Comprehensive Plan Update.
Portland’s newly adopted 2035 Comprehensive Plan will now go to the state for acknowledgement. In early 2017, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will organize the legislative record and transmit City Council’s decision to the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development. Once transmitted, a “Notice of Adoption” will be mailed to all who testified on the Recommended Early Implementation Package. Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan will tentatively take effect on January 1, 2018, following state acknowledgement. Follow the latest  information on this project here:


Inclusionary Housing Zoning Code Project:

On December 21, 2016 City Council voted unanimously to amend Portland’s Zoning Code and Housing Code to implement an Inclusionary Housing (IH) Program. The new program requires all new multifamily or mixed use development with 20 or more units to set aside some of the units as affordable housing. The new rules go into effect on February 1, 2017. For more information, visit the Inclusionary Housing Program website<> and/or the Inclusionary Housing Zoning Code Project website<>.


There will be a “Lunch and Learn” presentation about the program this Friday, January 20, noon- 1:00 pm at the Bureau of Development Services office at CH2M Center, Lincoln Conference Room (1st Floor), 2020 SW 4th Ave.


Residential Infill Project:

On December 7, 2016 City Council voted by resolution to approve specific concepts from the Residential Infill Concept Report, which directs staff to develop Zoning Code language and Zoning Maps to implement them. The approved concepts and amendments can be found here<>. Read the latest on the Residential Infill Project on the project website here:


Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Project (RICAP) 8:

RICAPs provide an ongoing and rapid way to bring forward technical and minor policy amendments to land use regulations with the intent of improving clarity and supporting desirable development. A new RICAP proposal is being reviewed. The RICAP 8 report addresses 51 items: 26 propose amendments to the Zoning Code, 17 propose amendments to the Tree Code, and 8 do not propose any amendments. Public hearings on the Proposed Draft were held in December 2016 before the Urban Forestry Commission and the Planning and Sustainability Commission.  A Recommended Draft based on the two hearings will be available in mid-January. The City Council hearing is scheduled for February 15, 2017, 3 p.m. Find more information and the latest updates on the website here: Questions? Contact Kathryn Hartinger at 503-823-9714,


Design Overlay Assessment Project:

The purpose of this project is to evaluate and improve the City’s design review process. Phase 1 of this project is complete, and the June 2016 research report is available here: You can also read the September preliminary report findings presented to the Design Commission in September 2016 here: A final detailed set of recommendations in expected in early 2017. The public will have an opportunity to weigh in during an open house tentatively planned for February 2017.  The consultant team will then refine and produce a final report of findings and recommendations and present their work to Design Commission, Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council in spring 2017. For more information go to:


Better Housing by Design (BHD):

The Better Housing by Design project is revising development and design standards in Portland’s multi-dwelling zones (R3, R2, R1 and RH) outside the Central City. These medium- to high-density residential zones provide opportunities for new housing to meet the needs of a growing Portland. The types of housing allowed in these areas include apartment buildings of varying sizes, four-plexes, townhouses and row houses. This project will also include a focus on East Portland, fostering better new development that reflects the area’s distinct characteristics and residents’ needs, and will coordinate with the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Connected Centers Street Plan work that is focusing on street plans for the Jade District and Rosewood/Glenfair centers.

The project is currently in its assessment phase and an assessment report is available for review here: Also learn more about the project here:

Central City Plan:

The Planning and Sustainability Commission is holding four work sessions about specific Central City elements. The next sessions are on January 24 and February 28, 2017 at 5 pm. For more information go to


City Council agenda:

View City Council agenda items for the upcoming weeks here : All City Council meetings will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue. All Council meetings are broadcast live at<>.


Please call or email me if there are any questions!

Nan Stark AICP, City Planner /NE District Liaison • Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability  503.823.3986

Safety Fair at MLK Jr. School – Earthquake Preparedness and more! Feb. 7th

Please join the MLK Jr. PTA on February 7th at 5:30-7:30 for our Family Safety Fair
MLK Jr. School, 4906 NE 6th Ave

MLK Jr. School parents & students, neighbors and community members are all welcome to attend.

Dinner, childcare & Spanish translation will be provided!

Our keynote is an interactive presentation by Susan Romanski of Mercy Corps. about what to expect and how to prepare for a Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake.

We will also have a skit about internet safety as well as informational tables from a number of organizations including Safe Routes to School, King Neighborhood Emergency Team, School Based Health Centers and more.