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Fire at Old Town Pizza to keep Vanport Square spokesman from meeting on 7-Eleven

Due to the fire that broke out this morning at Old Town Pizza at Vanport Square, owner Adam Milne will not be able to attend tonight’s KNA meeting to express the Vanport Square Owner’s Association’s opposition to 7 Eleven’s plans to build across the street from the development. Another member is being sought to come in his place but no one is yet confirmed. Mr. Milne released the following letter to express the Vanport Owners’ position on the issue:

March 14, 2012

Dear King Neighborhood Association,

The Board of the Vanport Square Owners’ Association would like to officially express our opposition to 7-Eleven moving in across the street. A 7-Eleven next door does not support our hopes of fostering and supporting small local business, nor do we believe it adds value to our emerging neighborhood.

The owners of Vanport Square have invested our careers and savings to fulfill the vision outlined in the King Neighborhood Strategy developed by the King Neighborhood Association and PDC, dated April 28, 2000. This strategy and vision are what brought our small businesses into Vanport Square. We believe allowing 7-Eleven into our neighborhood does not support the plan and will hinder development and harm the fabric of our small business community.

Vanport Square Owners’ Association

Vernon Seeks Help Opposing 7-Eleven on Killingsworth

From the Vernon NA:

The Vernon Neighborhood Association Board has officially decided to oppose the 7-Eleven development due to the existence of three locally and minority-owned convenient stores within one block of the proposed location, which would be threatened by a 7-Eleven. We are also concerned about traffic safety impacts on bicyclists and pedestrians, especially the children walking to Vernon School each day and those that use the Number 8 bus. We also feel strongly that a 7-Eleven will not help improve the safety and livability of our neighborhood.

However, according to City officials, the CS zoning at the location allows convenient stores to be built. Our plan is to put pressure on the City and the property owner (who is about to sign a 10 year lease with 7-11) to reconsider their decision. Neighbors around Portland have successfully been able to do this in the past. Your actions count!

How You Can Take Action(if you are opposed to the 7-Eleven)

  1. Please take our survey below
  2. Please consider calling and/or emailing Commissioner Fritz: amanda@portlandoregon.gov
    who oversees the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and Commissioner Saltzman: Dan@portlandoregon.gov who oversees the Bureau of Development Services about your concerns
  3. You can contact the new owner of the property: MAJ Development: 360-823-5125
  4. If you have not already done so, please Like the Vernon Neighborhood on Facebook so you can stay updated
  5. If you would like to go door-to-door and talk to your neighbors to collect signatures in opposition, contact Adriane: adriane.ackerman@gmail.com, who is heading up our public outreach team.

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