LUTC Minutes 2012-06-18


Eliot Land Use and Transportation Committee

Minutes for June 18, 2012

Submitted by Vice Chair, Laurie Simpson – retyped by Board Chair Allan Rudwick

6:35 pm call to order

LUTC Members Present:  Allan, Laurie, and Lee.

Public Present:  Rachel Hestmark and Amanda Fleming, Alexa Heidrich

Developers in Attendance: Ralph Tahran


No quorum so May minutes were not approved

Innovative Housing adjacent garden- Lu 12-118607 dz at 3256 ne mlk

Rachel and Amanda want to be able to continue using the property to produce fruit.  They have  maintained the property for 20 yrs
Lee to call Julie garver innovative housing and mark bello staff – Post meeting the developer said this would not be a problem
Petition w about 15 signatures was signed by some or all of those in attendance.

Tarhan Architecture & Planning LLC

The company owns 318 NE Monroe.  They are building a 46 unit 5 story building using the community design guidelines which allow you to build up to 55′ height (Zone height allows 75′).  Their design is 53’9″ high.  The building that they showed us was an L-shaped building full height along Monroe and MLK with parking on the ground level – 14 spaces.

The units would be 350 sq studios, 650 sq ft 1-bedrooms and 835 sq ft 2-bedrooms

The design showed using chain link fence,  vinyl windows and Hardy Panel.  We suggested upgrading to different materials

The developer is Chris Rodgers (they are also working on a project at NW 20th and Pettigrove which was well received).

$102/sq ft for hard costs, city fees are $15,000/unit

We asked them to step back the top floor on the Monroe side from the adjacent house, might be feasible to reduce a few feet.

Comprehensive Plan

Lee brought up that the Portland Comprehensive plan update is ongoing.  It will address:



Design Review Process

Eliminate neighborhood plans including the Eliot plan (probably) but will incorporate highlights into the general plan

LUTC might form an opinion against dissolving the Albina plan

Meeting was adjourned at approximately 8 PM