LUTC Meeting Agenda 2017-10-09

Eliot Land Use and Transportation Committee Agenda
October 09, 2017

Meeting begins 7:00pm

Agenda:

  1. 7:00 Brad Perkins – Broadway Bridgehead vision
  2. 7:20 Bridge Housing Updated Massing (N Williams- Port City Site)
  3. Updates + Public Comment
    1. I-5 Broadway widening (Allan)
    2. NE 7th
    3. Comp Plan

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Zoning in Eliot

Map of Zoning Changes expected to be effective 1/1/18
Zoning Changes expected to be effective 1/1/18.

It has been a boom and bust time recently on our committee.  Some months, we have nothing to talk about and others we are swamped with multiple development proposals.  Due to the rezoning proposal we pushed in Eliot, some properties have been rushing to get plans approved while others wait for the new zoning to take effect before starting their proposals. Portland’s Comprehensive Plan for 2035 (now in it’s 7th or 8th year of work) is going to be adopted January 1st and minor revisions to the zoning map are ongoing.  Recently, we have noted that a few proposed projects on North Williams have been stalled due to funding issues, but we will continue to see more large buildings going in in the future.

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LUTC Meeting Agenda 2017-09-11

Eliot Land Use and Transportation Committee Agenda
Highlights: Portland Streetcar and PBOT presentations about future transit in Eliot
September 11, 2017   7:00 pm

St Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church
120 NE Knott Street (map)
(car parking off Rodney behind the church, entrance on Knott street)

7:00 pm Welcome & Introductions

  • Dan Bower, Portland Streetcar Inc to talk about expansion plans.  It is not expected that a line through Eliot would be the next one, however some roads in Southern Eliot will show up in the presentation
  • Transit Prioritization – Portland Bureau Of Transportation (PBOT) to talk about speeding up some bus lines, including #6 MLK

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Emanuel Apologizes

Urban Renewal Exhibit at Emanual Hospital
Urban Renewal Exhibit at Emanual

In a season already fraught with bad news – Arkansas executions, skyrocketing arms sales, more black teenagers shot by police – a page-8 headline in the last issue of Eliot News stopped me cold:  “Major Expansion Project Planned for Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Campus.”  For me, those 10 words echoed the hospital “expansion” that dismantled the last of Eliot’s African-American community, 44 years ago.

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Church Awarded Renovation Money

Vancouver Baptist Church
Vancouver Baptist Church

The Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church is pleased to announce its Capital Campaign Improvement Project to renovate its lower level spaces of their Historic Church site listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Through this endeavor, the church is committed to fostering community livability and greater communal participation among its neighbors, by connecting cultural engagements, along with providing adequate spaces for educational programs for youth, and social service programs offered by the church.

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Cornerstones African American History Project Continues—Combatting Demolition

Vancouver Baptist Church
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Vancouver Ave Baptist Church in 1961, meeting with the clergy from the church and its neighbors. Photo courtesy Portland Observer.

On​ ​May​ ​18th,​ ​in​ ​the​ ​basement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Vancouver​ ​Avenue​ ​Baptist​ ​Church,​ ​city representatives​ ​met​ ​with​ ​neighborhood​ ​homeowners,​ ​community​ ​leaders,​ ​city​ ​planners,​ ​and​ ​local historians​ ​to​  discuss​ ​the​ ​precarious​ ​future​ ​of​ ​the​ ​neighborhood’s​ ​homes.​ ​​ ​Finding​ ​the​ ​city’s properties​ ​with​ ​historic​ ​significance​ ​and​ ​protecting​ ​them​ ​from​ ​development​ ​is​ ​the​ ​goal​ ​of​ ​a​ ​new grant-funded​ ​partnership​ ​between​ ​the​ ​city’s​ ​Historic​ ​Preservation​ ​Program​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Architectural Heritage​ ​Center.

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LUTC Meeting Minutes 2017-06-12

Eliot Neighborhood Association

Land Use and Transportation Committee

Meeting Minutes from June 12, 2017, respectively submitted by Allan Rudwick, Chair

Meeting was called to order by Chair Allan Rudwick at 7:03 PM

A quorum of the Committee was present at times, including Clint, Allan, Phil, Laurie and Montserrat.  Also preset were several residents and representatives from All USA Architecture and Bridge Housing.

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Legacy Plans Major Expansion

New building proposed at Legacy
Artist’s rendition of the new Legacy Emanuel building to house the Oregon Burn Center and surgical suites

Legacy Health has announced a replacement and expansion project on the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center campus that would add new surgical suites and a new space for the Legacy Oregon Burn Center. Plans are to build a new four-level facility with parking for 100 cars on the N. Kerby Street lot, adjacent to the hospital and current operating rooms. This is the first major expansion on the Legacy Emanuel campus since the opening of Randall Children’s Hospital in 2012.

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Be Asbestos Wise When Remodeling

Fibrous tremolite asbestos on muscovite. Courtesy Wikipedia.

If you have an upcoming home remodel or other improvement project that will create waste from the construction site, you’ll want to know about steps you can take to protect your health and reduce your exposure to asbestos. You’ll also want to make sure your materials don’t contain asbestos, and if they do, you’ll want to know how to handle and dispose of them properly.

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LUTC Meeting Minutes 2017-04-10

Eliot Neighborhood Association

Land Use and Transportation Committee

Meeting Minutes from April 10, 2016, respectively submitted by Mike Warwick, Vice-Chair

Meeting was called to order by Chair Allan Rudwick at 7:10 PM

A quorum of the Committee was present, including Clint, Allan, Phil, Laurie and myself.  Also preset were Nan Stark from Planning and residents Rebecca, Sara, and Ian.

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