June 2022 ENA LUTC Meeting Minutes

ENA LUTC Meeting Minutes: June 2022

LUTC in attendance:

  • Allan, Andrew

Public:

  • Luke Stein

Presenters:

  • Winta Yohannes, Chandra, Carly Harrison, Ashley Koger, Stanley Ong,Kathryn Doherty-Chapman, Kristan Alldrin, Jackie Zusi-Russell

Albina One

  • similar to before
  • 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

Jackie-Earth Advantage

  • 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

April 11, 2022 ENA LUTC Meeting Minutes

ENA LUTC Meeting Minutes: April 11, 2022

  • Present at tonight’s meeting (non-presenters)
    • Brad Baker
    • Andrew Champion
    • Mike Warwick
    • Jason Cohen
  • Bureau of Environmental Services Presentation on Irving Park Stormwater Project
    • Presented by BES Public Involvement Representative Matt Gough
    • BES background
    • 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
    • Concerns:
      • 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

November 14, 2022 ENA LUTC Meeting Minutes

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
  • Benefits:
    • 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
    • Grant(s)
    • Stakeholder committee
    • Divide land, sell at auction
  • Q&A:
    • Carbon offset. Portland Clean Energy Fund.
    • New PPS school at Red Cross site?
      • Present to PPS
    • 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

Permits

  • 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
        • Mike to write
      • 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
          • Jason to write
        • 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

  • Allan is on committee

Freeway Lawsuit

  • Utilizing our network to fundraise

Updating ENA Design Guidelines

  • Current version does not address commercial or multi-family

Action Item:

  • Find old minutes and post online

Attendees:

  • 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
  • Sherifa
  • Victoria
  • BNF

October 10, 2022 ENA LUTC Meeting Minutes

Attendees:

  • Eric & Shireen Hasan
  • Allan Rudwick
  • Alison Harmon
  • Mike Warwick
  • Kathryn Doherty-Chapman (PBOT)
  • Serena Li
  • Jason Cohen
  • Travis Sowerby
  • Suzanne McIllnay
  • Kyle Monroe
  • Danelle Isenhart
  • Mark Lisac
  • Taylor Gentry
  • Stan Hubert
  • Helen Spieth
  • Kyle Monroe
  • Clint Lundmark

  • PBOT spokesperson – Kathryn Doherty-Chapman (Kathryn.doherty-chapman@portlandoregon.gov)
    • The plan is to do a study and have a discussion. PBOT doesn’t know when, what, where or how much yet.  When PBOT does have a proposal, it will share widely and have an open house/survey.
    • Meter discussion. Permit parking.  Can stay beyond limit if you have a permit.
    • Wednesday night meetings on zoom going forwards. Regular meeting schedule.

  • Presentation on proposed apt. building on NE Graham – Danielle Isenhart, Travis Sowerby, & Mark Lisac
    • 29 units
    • Bike parking, no car parking
    • Three stories
    • Open questions
      • Q: Discussion of process – confusing that sign out front says nothing has been submitted to city; unclear where we are in terms of land use application
        • A: Not yet submitted for land use review
      • Q: Same address as existing building?
        • A: Will be partitioned
      • Q: Easement line for parking lot?
        • A: Will remain
      • Q: Difficult to understand where enterance and pedestrian ways are
        • A: Showing floorplan – screenshare
      • Q: Looks hard to get bikes inside – three doors to get to final rack location.
        • A: Yes, but not against code. Best we can do.
      • Q: Cost & time?
        • A: No cost projection yet; 12+ months
      • Q: Concern about too many units in the neighborhood; street parking being taken up; taking down beautiful trees
        • A: No response
      • Q: Who is the developer?
        • A: A family with an LLC but the architects are not willing to disclose their names. Lake Oswego P.O. Box.
      • Q: Low income options?
        • At least two under city rules
      • Q: Handicap accessible?
        • 8 type B units on ground floor and 1 type A unit on ground floor
      • Q: Is there market demand for this?
        • A: Yes

  • Demolition permit at 202 NE Graham
    • Looks like they are trying to demolish a garage and build an ADU on top
    • Garage has already been demolished

  • AirBNB contacts – City passes out a phone number to neighbors.

  • 7th & Tillamook Intersection
    • City is not doing anything in response to the neighborhood sentiment
    • Generic response letter to specific ENA LUTC letters
    • Should another letter be sent?
    • A neighbor who is an attorney has filed a lawsuit.
    • Leveraging Congressman Blumenauer?

  • Discussion about equity and inclusion in the development process in the neighborhood.

March 14, 2022 ENA LUTC Meeting Minutes

  • Introductions
  • Present at meeting (non-presenters):
    • Brad Baker
    • Allan Rudwick
    • Jason Cohen
    • Andrew Champion
    • Monique Gaskins
  • PBOT Lloyd Event Parking District Presentation – Kathryn Doherty-Chapman
    • During games/concerts/big conventions – how can we encourage people not to park on the streets?
    • Lloyd focused but touches Eliot.
    • Once PBOT goes before City Council on this, they will seek to start the rate increase during events at $3/hr.
      • This rate will theoretically increase yearly as part of PBOT’s budget assuming capacity is being met.
    • PBOT is continuing to focus on the parking study in Northeast/Boise/Eliot over the coming years.
    • Equity: Transportation Wallet for Lloyd District residents.
    • Summary:
      • Rate increase during games and events in the evening/some day time event
      • Annual rate changes based on data
    • LUTC agreeing to write a letter of support of the Lloyd Event Parking District Plan as long as it dovetails into productive results in the future with the North Portland Parking Management Plan.  Eliot doesn’t want to get stuck with vehicles moving north to avoid the meters and no other benefit to the Eliot Neighborhood.
  • Presentation on Albina One – Winta Yohannes (Albina Vision Trust), Chandra Robinson (Lever Architecture), Carly Harrison (Consultant with Edlen & Co.), Gauri Vengurlekar (Consultant with Edlen & Co.), Samantha Lautman (Lever Architecture)
    • AVT Design Team introduction.  Collaborative group with different discipline backgrounds.
    • Community Hosts and Collaborators – Leading to community engagement.
    • AVT has been listening to community feedback for quite some time.
      • Experiences inform spaces
    • Creation of spectrum of density.
    • How does Albina One fit in to the Albina Vision.
      • Black history in the blacks around Abina One.
      • Access to waterfront important.
      • Little housing in Lower Albina currently—only Paramount Apartments.
        • Albina One meshing with Paramount Apartments.
    • Albina One features
      • Amenities on first floor, social resources, computers, playrooms, etc.
      • Grassy outdoor features for play, etc.
      • Views sweeping across westside.
      • Design from inside out.
    • Discussion about color on exterior
    • General sentiment of excitement regarding the project from the LUTC.
    • Opening community facing public spaces along the streetside frontage.
    • AVT answering questions.
    • AVT should be included in the PBOT Lloyd Event District Parking Plan.

February 15, 2022 LUTC Minutes

  • Present at today’s meeting:
    • Allan Rudwick
    • Brad Baker
    • Andrew Champion
    • Amelia Harris
    • Don Eiler
    • Jason Cohen
    • Paula
  • Introductions
  • Explanation of what LUTC does for new guests interested in the LUTC
  • PBOT guest speaker is not coming tonight due to illness
  • Discussion re: short term rental application at Rodney & Ivy (3412 NE Rodney)
    • LUTC historically has not taken a public position on STRs
    • Concern from guest about new STR application at that address representing that the owner lives on the premises but is not actually on site.
    • Based on the application, it sounds like it will be a “boarding house” style rental
    • Discussion about letting BDS know if there was a misrepresentation in the application
    • Paula going to reach out to zoning planner regarding a potential meeting/sit-down
  • Tax Appraisal Update
    • Houses in Eliot showing low tax rates due to low assessed values
    • Underutilized land in Eliot across the board—how to explore this.
  • Graham Lot Split Discussion
    • Will be done on a 100’ by 150’ lot
    • Will write the city a letter in support – Brad

December 13, 2021 LUTC Minutes

  • 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.

Kerby RFP

  • 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.
    • Graffiti removal.
    • 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.

October 2021 LUTC Minutes

Attendees:

  • Allan Rudwick
  • Brad Baker
  • Jason Cohen
  • Andrew Champion
  • Alice
  • Steffanie I
  • Kathryn Doherty-Chapman

Minutes:

  • Intros
  • Kathryn presentation on PBOT parking study funded by Go Lloyd
  • Study will be around Moda Center, which will become an event district.
  • Intent of study is to have data to understand creating parking surcharges from $1/hour to $3/hour during events where over 10k people will be attending
  • We suggested adding someone from our neighborhood to parking study committee. Brad will be added.
  • Push to add blocks b/w Flint and MLK, San Rafael and Russell. Kathryn will check in with Lloyd to make sure this will happen.
  • Asked about removing parking on Stanton near Dawson Park but didn’t get any response.
  • Discussed Dawson Park/Stanton issue. Andrew is going to draft a letter for us to send to Commissioner Hardesty asking for similar treatment to what Mt Scott received and we’re going to collaborate on a letter to nearby property owners.

June 2021 LUTC Meeting Minutes

Attendees:

  • Allan R
  • Andrew C
  • Brad B
  • Mike W
  • Mo B

Minutes:

  • Mo shared current status of his project of doing a study of relocating the rail yard. Seems they’re in a holding pattern trying to see if Union Pacific will share info to help them write up a study or if they’re going to go to the media.
  • Mo to share docs with Brad and he’ll forward to the group.
  • Brief discussion on the most recent freeway lid survey (#3).

2021-04-12 LUTC Minutes

Attendees: 

  • Brad 
  • Allan
  • Phil
  • Mike
  • Julie D
  • Andrew C

Minutes:

  • Discussed Development Feedback framework. General agreement on priorities but want more work on when priorities are in conflict.
  • Discussed demolitions/developments at 22 NE Monroe and 209 NE Monroe. Brad to write letters in support of 22 NE Monore and suggesting higher density at 209 NE Monroe.
  • Allan shared Fremont Bridge Reclamation update. Phil to shop idea with some of his contacts. 
  • Approved March minutes

2021-03-08 LUTC Minutes

Minutes for March 8, 2021 LUTC Meeting

Attendees:

  • Brad 
  • Allan
  • Phil
  • Mike 

Minutes

  • Allan shared his proposal for the Fremont Bridge Reclamation. The committee was supportive of the idea and Mike is going to help shop the idea around.
  • Brad to post meeting link on website and post to social meeting to try to attract new members.
  • Brad to draft high level document about LUTC’s views on infill and variances and discuss next meeting.
  • Discussed reaching out to our federal legislators about financing infill like RIP. Current shortcoming with bank regulations is that when someone goes to buy a property with an ADUs (or 2-4-plex), they either have to prove the ADU is income generating or just put up a lot more money which most probably don’t have. If banks allowed ADUs to be sold separately or to sell apartments, we might see more ADUs, duplexes, triplexes, and quads being built.

2021-03-09 LUTC Minutes from end of 2020

November 2020

Attendees:

  • Brad 
  • Allan
  • Kathryn
  • Andrew C
  • Harrison O
  • Scott B, PBOT Traffic Engineer

Minutes:

  • Discussed ways to mitigate speeding on NE Stanton including speed bumps and diverters
  • Folks on call were interested in diverter. We discussed doing outreach with the churches to ensure they were in favor.

December 2020

Attendees:

  • Brad 
  • Allan
  • Phil
  • Debora from Red Cross
  • Ali Sadri from Legacy
  • Thomasina Gabriele from Legacy

Minutes:

  • Discussed rezoning of 2800 N Vancouver. Ali seemed to be okay with rezoning the lot which was different from what Allan had heard in a meeting with Legacy’s PR person. Ali is going to connect with Legacy’s PR person. 
  • Discussed mitigation plan from Legacy. It is going to expire in 2025 and won’t be needed with the new Institutional zoning.
  • No new developments planned at Legacy for now, just finishing their existing projects.
  • Discussed ways Red Cross and Emanual could potentially work together
  • Discussed wanting to bring someone from the city to an LUTC meeting to talk about all the underutilized land they’re holding onto in the neighborhood.