ODOT and the City of Portland are continuing to study and design improvements to I-5 between I-84 and I-405 and to local streets near the Broadway-Weidler interchange in Portland. Attend an informational open house to learn about the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project and the planned improvements. The open house is drop-in, so stop by to learn and talk to project team members about:
Eliot Land Use and Transportation Committee Agenda
July 10, 2017
There will be no Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting this month. Enjoy the summer weather!
Eliot School c1951
The Eliot School, named after Thomas Lamb Eliot, was built in 1909 on NE Knott at the corner with Rodney. In the late 1940’s or early 50’s the school’s teachers and students were relocated. Portland Parks took over the building in the early 1950’s and it became the Knott Street Community Center.
Are you concerned about the recent reports of air toxins in and around Eliot Neighborhood? If so there is an open house and community meeting today, February 18th, hosted by The Multnomah County Health Department and Portland Public Schools. The event starts at 5 pm and will be held at Hariett Tubman Middle School.
Some families like to drive or walk around their neighborhood on the night before the big day to enjoy the festive lights and decorations on neighbors houses. For the past 2 weeks Eliot Neighborhood has been featuring houses in the neighborhood with holiday cheer on Instagram.
Yet another perfectly good home in Eliot Neighborhood now sits in rubble after it was demolished yesterday. The 125 year old home at 623 NE Thompson was ripped down, forever erasing it from the neighborhood.
Back in 2006 Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare moved the Garlington Center into Eliot Neighborhood at 3034 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Soon they hope to transform the property with a new mixed use building that will include existing services as well as affordable housing.
Another historic single family home in Eliot was demolished back in July. At the same time the large old trees were removed leaving a flat, barren lot. The house sat at 2318 NE Rodney and according to a neighbor was occupied by the same family for a very very long time. It had fallen into disrepair over the last 25 or so years. However, like most houses that have been erased from the neighborhood, it is very likely it could have been salvaged and restored into a great starter home for a new family.
Did you plant new trees this past fall or spring? Good job! Now, make sure they get watered. As you have probably noticed it has been an unusually dry spring. It has been great for people and outdoor activities, however not so great for thirsty young trees. Trees that were planted recently need water and Mother Nature is just not helping this year.
One house, two house, red house blue house, both will be gone soon. The two houses on Cook near Vancouver are slated to be demolished, forever erasing 110 years of history in the neighborhood.