ENA LUTC Meeting Minutes: June 2022
LUTC in attendance:
- Winta Yohannes, Chandra, Carly Harrison, Ashley Koger, Stanley Ong,Kathryn Doherty-Chapman, Kristan Alldrin, Jackie Zusi-Russell
- they don’t have a copy of our letter of support
- going to Design Request this week, Approval by august perhaps
PBOT – North Portland Parking
- can help reach out with developers about decontrsuction & getting certified. They have a metro grant.
- looking at incentive program
- some adopted practices into the standard practice
- RIP might increase deconstructions
- only set up for full deconstruction
- goal: help connect people doing demolitions with this program
ENA LUTC Meeting Minutes: April 11, 2022
- Present at tonight’s meeting (non-presenters)
- Bureau of Environmental Services Presentation on Irving Park Stormwater Project
- Presented by BES Public Involvement Representative Matt Gough
- Nature patches throughout park already there
- Problem with stormwater runoff going into streets on the NW corner of park, sogging ball fields
- BES installing rain gardens in addition to the nature patches
- Rain gardens look similar to the ones we see on the side of streets to collet stormwater—green street planters
- Will be installed throughout the park
- Additional green street planters will be installed on 7th Ave north of San Rafael to address flooding which happens there; part of the project
- Does LUTC want to write a letter of support re: Residential Infill Project 2?
- Cottage clusters, six unit townhouses, four units in lower density area lots.
- Hasn’t been looked at in detail yet by committee
- RIP is being changed to align with new state laws
- Seems to generally align with LUTC values—increasing affordable housing
- Will this drive up value of land?
- Increased property taxes?
- New construction has higher property taxes; will that impact affordability when passed on to residents?
- Perhaps not affordable, but more affordable than it would be otherwise
- Can people living on the streets afford these new units?
- Will write a letter in support—aligns with our overall values
ENA LUTC Meeting Minutes: November 14, 2022
Fremont Bridgehead Project Presentation – Allan Rudwick
Link to Recording: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHMcFXqs7H-qtIZm2BmbDqJJxGnrf3OZ8PYRKGzf5WKas6rQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
- History & context of neighborhood
- Displacement of homes for bridgehead and highway
- Decreased census numbers
- Removal of families
- Proposed Prescott Freeway – never built
- On ramps and off-ramps to this proposed freeway
- Before and after images – dense single family homes; now parking lots and long ramp
- Proposing removal of three quarters of ramp, essentially everything northeast of Mississippi Ave.
- Question of ambulance access – new proposal would make for more direct access to ED for ambulances coming off the Fremont Bridge.
- 8 acres would be reclaimed
- Surrounded by City maintenance and shop yards
- 6 acres on one side; 9 on other
- Land valuation – high based on comparable land—$1 billion in land value and significant tax revenue
- Keeping traffic down in adjacent neighborhoods is important
- Pedestrian, bike and Tri-Met corridors could be constructed and cut off significant amounts of time and distance
- ODOT: Less maintenance burden, opportunity to remedy bad design, positive public relations
- City: Profit from land sale, tax revenue
- Community: Compensation to displaced families, fill gap in urban fabric, rebuilt Tubman Middle School site
- Legacy: Improved ED access
- Next steps: City, community and state will all need to work together
- Stakeholder committee
- Divide land, sell at auction
- Carbon offset. Portland Clean Energy Fund.
- New PPS school at Red Cross site?
- Reconnecting Communities grants for exactly these types of projects – part of federal infrastructure bill recently passed
- Interest in keeping some public land for public use, for example a public pool or something similar to ease pressure on already existing public amenities in neighborhood
- Include County leaders
- Call to action – need to connect with organizations, etc. More voices. Time to move past planning stages
- Streimer rezoning
- IG to EX. Layman’s terms: More industrial to slightly less industrial and flexible.
- We will send letter that is supporting; mention that movement to EX across neighborhood is favored by ENA LUTC
- Albina Library
- Letter re support; push for activation on street front and less surface parking. Wonder Ballroom parking after hours, or other public parking use after hours
- Vancouver & Russell apartment building
- Unflattering design, no street front activation
- Rezone push, generally supportive
- Potential of LUTC signing on to higher height in exchange for better use of street front
- Mike will write letter
Eliot Parking Committee
- Utilizing our network to fundraise
Updating ENA Design Guidelines
- Current version does not address commercial or multi-family
- Find old minutes and post online
- Allan Rudwick
- Mike Warwick
- Andrew Champion
- Jason Cohen
- Michelle DePass
- Doug Klotz
- John Russell
- Seth Anderson
- John Pugsley
- Paul Buchanan
- Joseph Cortright
- Alan Kessler
- Jeremiah Via
- Eric Wilhelm
- Present at meeting:
- Allan Rudwick
- Brad Baker
- Andrew Champion
- Jason Cohen
- Ali Sadri
- Thomasina Gabriele
- Bob Gravely
Legacy Discussion (Represented by Ali Sadri and Thomasina Gabriele)
- Prior City IMP requirements vs. new City campus zoning requirements going into effect end of 2023.
- Legacy interaction with ENA will be the same, requirements same.
- Yearly meetings with neighborhood.
- Legacy has no plans for future development at Emanuel outside of the (now mostly completed) Kerby St. building.
- Kerby St. building is not going to be occupied with tenants until end of 2022 at least.
- Parking is not being used either.
- Discussion about setback requirements—no major change here with transition from IMP to new campus zoning.
- Legacy cannot build any significant height near sidewalk.
- General sentiment of support from Legacy representatives.
Pacific Power (Represented by Bob Gravely)
- PP is headed toward demolition of Knott St. building.
- Putting out bid for demolition
- Brick crumbling, lead paint, asbestos.
- Substation no longer housed inside.
- PP is going to put more substation equipment in place of building.
- PP looking for ways to integrate with neighborhood—landscaping?
- Underground substation probably not an option.
- Discussion about sanctioned graffiti.
- Viewing site from satellite view—seeing lots of unused space. Discussion about parceling off unused land for retail, housing, park, etc.
- PP representative will look into this.
- PP representative will try and bring back some drawings to us.
Event District Parking
- Eliot up to Russell being included in parking study for event parking.
- Eliot will be included in next year’s N Portland parking study.
Lloyd meters 2 hrs. to 5 hrs.