King Neighborhood – Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:30pm
at the office of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR
6:30 Introductions, approval of agenda and minutes
6:45 PreServe – Discussion to gather input from older African Americans living in King on their health concerns, neighborhood barriers that keep them from being healthy, and ideas for community-based activities that promote health and reduce barriers to health.
7:00 PDC – Representatives of the Portland Development Commission will be on hand to discuss the latest projects occurring in our neighborhood, including a proposal for development at Alberta & MLK, and how the community can engage and be involved in conversation on current and future projects.
March 31st Egg Hunt, Two Plum Park. Vote to have it be a KNA sponsored event and looking for volunteers.
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.
We are so excited for this weekend, and here’s why:
We are proud and excited to host the UCB Theater’s Tourco company. UCB has produced such modern comedic talents as Amy Poehler, Horatio Sanz, Rob Coddry, and many many more and remains one of the most prominent improvisational and sketch comedy theaters in the country. Don’t hesitate to get your tickets as they are selling fast. Doors 8:15PM, Show 9:00. $15. (Groupons NOT accepted) Continue reading →
Support your local school, local business and get some pizza in the process. The King School PTA is partnering with Old Town Pizza to put on a profit share night on Tuesday, February 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Come meet the PTA and new King Principal, Kim Patterson.
Old Town Pizza is located in Vanport Square at 5201 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. To support King you will need to bring a voucher. All purchases by customers with vouchers will benefit the PTA enrichment and literacy programs.
We sure are excited for what’s coming up at Curious Comedy Theater this weekend. Fertile Ground – Portland’s new works theater festival – is back and we have lots of shows and activities to celebrate. Continue reading →