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.
About half of the Reed neighborhood is within the Class Area.
Did you own a home or live in this area on February 3, 2016? You may be a member of the Class?
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.
Did you incur expenses related to soil testing or air purification at your residence? You may be eligible for payments.
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.
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.
Neighborhood coalition groups seek to strengthen and speed up City and County proposed resolution on Clean Air Construction Standards. City and county are seeking input from the public, now.
City of Portland is proposing new updates to the zoning code for housing density including updates to the zoning overlay “a” map. City of Portland is currently accepting comments on this plan through the end of the year 2018.
PBOT (Portland Bureau of Transportation) plans to update the speed limit on SE Steele between 28th and 52nd. The speed limit will drop from 30 mph to 25 mph. Signage will be updated in the next few weeks.
Learn more about PBOT projects
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:
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:
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.
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
We had a great Reed Neighborhood meeting in January, and appreciate all of the guests who attended.
Patty Smith and Jennifer Hooford, from Tucker-Maxon, shared updates on exciting improvements to the school property. Stay tuned to learn about what will be happening.
Leah Fisher from SE Uplift gave guidance to the new board, as we continue to learn how to create a useful and fun neighborhood association. Thanks, Leah for all of your help!
Amal Swan and her son attended to let the neighborhood know about her Catering business, called Amoula’s Morrocan Cuisine. Her son, who attends Grout shared some insightful safety concerns about how difficult it can be to cross Holgate Blvd to get to school.
Thank you to everyone, for a great meeting!