Residential Infill Project – information on proposed higher density zoning changes

The City of Portland’s proposal to significantly change the zoning code to increase building density on currently zoned R2.5, R5, and R7 residential lots is now moving through revisions at BDS and City Council.  This program will allow construction of 4-plex apartments, triplexs, and duplexes, and provide one or two additional ADU “granny flats” on most residential lots in Portland, as well as, various combinations of single family homes, multi-plexes, and ADUs on one lot.  This proposal also significantly alters the existing rules for development standards of height, size, FAR, type, and layout plan of new residential construction.  This will affect most of the zoned lots in the Reed Neighborhood.

You can find out more about this, here:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/67728

You can see the map app overlay of this, here, and search for any property address:

https://www.portlandmaps.com/bps/mapapp/maps.html#mapTheme=rip

You can check out some of the project literature from Portland’s BPS, here:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/78577

This process continues to go through public comment, legal challenges, and modifications at the city level with expected City Council vote some time this summer.  If you are interested in these proposed Land Use changes and Zoning changes, we encourage you to learn more about this and get involved by submitting comment to the City of Portland or checking out some of the other resources on this.

https://swni.org/multnomah

https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1790310/1362558/?v=a

Bullseye Glass Air Pollution Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Affects about 50% of Reed Neighborhood

The class action lawsuit against Bullseye Glass for air pollution of the surrounding neighborhoods has been settled and is set to finalize April 6, 2019, if not appealed.

https://www.bullseyeclassaction.com/

About half of the Reed neighborhood is within the Class Area.

https://www.bullseyeclassaction.com/class-area-map/

Did you own a home or live in this area on February 3, 2016?  You may be a member of the Class?

https://www.bullseyeclassaction.com/class-area-property-addresses/

If you lived within the Class Area on Feb 3, 2016, please read the information about this and learn about what rights and settlements are available to you.

https://www.bullseyeclassaction.com/frequently-asked-questons/

Did you incur expenses related to soil testing or air purification at your residence?  You may be eligible for payments.

https://www.bullseyeclassaction.com/frequently-asked-questons/

Are you interested to have your soil tested for heavy metal contamination and you live in the Class Area?  There is money from the settlement available for this.

https://www.bullseyeclassaction.com/frequently-asked-questons/

As part of the settlement, long term air monitoring of this area will be conducted and the results available to the public, and posted to the website.  This information will also include air monitoring for toxic diesel air pollution.

 

Powell Blvd Safety Improvements – Night Time Lane Closures

The Oregon Department of Transportation are beginning work on a project that will increase pedestrian safety, change signalization, and result in some temporary night time lane closures along SE Powell Blvd from SE 21st to SE 34th Aves during construction.

This project will be adding flashing beacons at crosswalks and left-turn signals in several locations and make it easier for large trucks to turn onto and from Powell Blvd.

During construction in late March, lane closures and traffic delays at night are expected.

Expected Night Time Lane Closure Hours:

  • Weekdays from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • From 8 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. Saturday.
  • From 7 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday.
  • From 7 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday.

Please learn more about it, here:

http://www.oregon.gov/odot/projects/pages/project-details.aspx?project=18795

Paving & Road Improvements on SE 28th Avenue

The City of Portland have begun a re-paving project, including some sewer work and some additions of ADA sidewalk ramps at corners, to SE 28th Ave between Holgate and Steele streets.  After the re-surfacing has completed, this project will also result in improved bicycle lanes along this road and some removal of on-street parking as part of the “20’s bikeway project”.   This will bring safer and improved bicycle access to Cleveland High School and Hosford Middle School, and the Division/Clinton areas.  Please learn more about it at these project descriptions and documents web links:

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/74197

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/653858

https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/653861

Reed Neighborhood February Meeting

Leah Fisher, from SE Uplift, returned to this month’s meeting to help lay out an organizational plan for Reed Neighborhood events for 2018. It includes Movies in the Park, our annual picnic, and the annual clean-up event.

Ron captures the plan which focuses on planning events, as well as creating a communications strategy to keep more neighbors in the loop.

Mark, Board Chair, and Alan,  Land Use and Transportation.

 

 

 

Earthquake Safety Class Sat March 17

From:
Michael Trybom, Owner of Emergency Response Training Services

“You are invited to our next earthquake safety class on Saturday March 17 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This will cover the basics of how to help yourselves when the big one hits.
Cost is $45 per person so if you have anyone that would like to attend have them contact us by Friday March 16 to get registered.”

Emergency Response Training Services
(503) 351-4385
www.responderready.com