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.
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:
A new permit has been granted for construction of a 79′ cell phone tower. The owner wishes to be excluded from city zoning requirements for landscaping and setback rules associated with this new project. The city is seeking comments to be filed prior to Jan 12th.
Please see the attached links and follow them for the permit review and sending in your comments.
City of Portland has requested your input and comments during the deliberation period for a proposed new Zoning Overlay (“a” overlay) to guide new residential infill building code for new construction home size, density, and ADUs across the various base zones already in place.
Please see the links and the maps from the City of Portland. This affects most property in the Reed Neighborhood, including Reed College.
The project has several upcoming informational open houses where you can meet with city personnel to discuss your property or provide comment.