Reed Neighborhood Meeting, April 10

CORRECTION! I previously posted that we would have a meeting on May 13–this was incorrect! Our next meeting is Wed, April, 10.


Wednesday,  April 10, 2019 |  Meet and Greet, 6:30, Meeting,  7:00 to 8:30 PM  

Reed College Performing Arts Building, Rm 131

6:30: Meet and Greet

7:00: Welcome and Introductions (5 min)

7:05: Create 2019 Schedule and Communications Plan (40 Minutes)

Election (and NET presentation?) May 8

Picnic, August 4

Clean Up ?

Other Speakers

Collected Email Addresses

7:45: Review of Minutes/Agenda (5 min)

7:50: Approve last meeting’s Minutes & current meeting’s Agenda (5 min)

7:55: Treasurer’s Report (5 min)

8:00: SE Uplift Report (5 Minutes)

8:05: Land Use Report (10 min)

8:15: Recap of Meeting & Adjourn


March Reed Neighborhood Meeting

Join us at the next Reed Neighborhood Association Meeting! We will discuss our communications budget and plan for 2019. Our goal is to increase attendance to meetings and other events like the picnic, neighborhood cleanup, etc. Let us know if you would like to volunteer your communications skills!

Wednesday,  May 13, 2019 |  Meet and Greet at 6:30, Meeting from 7:00 to 8:30 PM  

Reed College Performing Arts Building, Rm 131

March Neighborhood Association Meeting

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:

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

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

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.

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.

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.


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:

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: