Another turn around the sun and a number of new buildings coming to Eliot. We’ve got a bunch of under-construction projects, including two projects on MLK – Cascadia’s Garlington Center at NE Morris Street (housing and social services) and PCRI’s C-shaped building a few blocks up between Cook and Ivy. There are also two projects going up in the southern Vancouver/Williams Corridor- 160 Units at Hancock and another 45 on Vancouver near Page. A co-housing complex is going up at 20 NE Tillamook and Bridge Housing is proposing a 4-story building at Williams and Tillamook as well.
New data released by Portland Streetcar shows that the early vision for a streetcar system that spurs housing development and improves transit access is generating results. Conducted by EcoNorthwest, the data analysis shows that 3,130 new multifamily housing units were built along the Streetcar corridor in 2016, the most in the system’s 16-year history. Another 5,600 units are currently planned or under construction.
In 2009, Nigerian author and storyteller Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie warned about the danger of a single story. “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete,” she argues. A panoply of perspectives is crucial to overcoming stereotypes. On October 31st, Black Hat Books, a radical bookstore located on MLK Boulevard, hosted a delegation of Arab language political cartoonists. Organized by the World Affairs Council of Oregon in collaboration with the Oregon Cartoon Institute, the event aimed to foster cultural diplomacy and conversation across cultural difference.
The steam from cooking noodles drifts easily across 7th avenue into the Eliot neighborhood. The pale brick building on the corner of Tillamook doesn’t give much away, only a simple sign in English and Chinese characters – America’s Noodle Inc.
If you’ve tried to park your car in the southern part of Eliot, you’ve probably noticed that it can be really tough. Whether you’re competing with commuters parking in our neighborhood and taking the streetcar to downtown or Trail Blazers fans using our streets as a parking lot, it can be tough for residents to get a spot. With all the new housing being built and even more planned for the near future, the parking problem is likely only going to get worse.
Eliot Land Use and Transportation Committee Agenda
February 12, 2018
Meeting begins 7:00pm
- Magnolia phase 2 (NE MLK at Fargo)
- <tenative> Micro-housing at Williams and Fargo (previous responses)
- Demolition Request at 19 NE Morris (Mike Warwick) – forgot to discuss last time
- Approve minutes from January
- Other updates (parking permit district, N/S Neighborhood Greenway on 7th/9th)
- Public Comment
Eliot Land Use and Transportation Committee
Minutes from January 8, 2018 Meeting
Meeting was called to order by the Chair.
LUCT members present: Allan, Phil, Mike, and Clint
Eliot neighbors present: Brad Barker and Jonathan Konkol
A Community-led Effort to Develop the Vacant Block on the Legacy Emanuel Campus
On August 1, 2017, Prosper Portland, the City of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, and Legacy Health announced a collaborative project to develop the Hill Block property. All three have agreed to work together to facilitate a community-driven process that will determine a community vision and development proposal for the vacant site.
Rebuilding Together Portland is a nonprofit organization that assists low-income homeowners with home repairs at no cost to the homeowner. We help the elderly, people with disabilities, families with children, and Veterans throughout the City. Repairs span from carpentry, plumbing, and electrical, to painting, debris removal, and more. We complete most the work on the National Rebuild Day- the last weekend of April; and right now, we are looking for homeowners who we can assist on April 28th, 2018!