Land use committee meeting: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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South Tabor Neighborhood Association
Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 7–8:30 p.m.
Meeting will take place remotely. See details below.
This is a public meeting. All are welcome!
Facilitator: John Carr, STNA Land Use Chair

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Meeting ID: 961 0590 6016


7:00 (10 min): Introductions

7:10 (20 min.): SE 59th and Woodward. At our April committee meeting, we referred a question to the STNA board about reconfiguring this wide intersection, maybe creating some type of island. The board consensus in May was to prioritize aesthetics and to not ask PBOT to lead any changes, since PBOT’s toolkit (bollards, striping, curbs, barrels, etc.) is limited and there’s not really a traffic concern. Any other ideas we might pursue to make use of that right of way and enhance this area?

7:30 (5 min.): Share the June updates from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and ways to engage on citywide projects.

7:35 (25 min.): Updates and Announcements

  • No land use notices to share this month.
  • Lunch and Learn on the Residential Infill Project
  • Hawthorne Paint & Pave project updates. “The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will repave SE Hawthorne Boulevard from SE 24th to 50th avenues beginning Monday, June 14 and continuing for about 3 months. Crews will grind, repave, and restripe the road. The redesigned street will have one general travel lane in each direction and a center turn lane. . . . In the months immediately following paving, PBOT will build pedestrian refuge islands, install marked crosswalks, and add street lighting to improve safety on this high crash corridor. In addition, PBOT will install red bus-and-turn lanes on SE Hawthorne Boulevard approaching SE César E Chávez and will upgrade signal detection at SE César E Chávez to improve transit speed and reliability.”
  • Take the BIKETOWN Survey here. “PBOT and Lyft will use insights from the survey and public outreach to plan future expansions. The current 32 square mile service area could expand by up to eight square miles or 25 percent by the end of the year.”
  • Kellogg Middle School updates:
    • Boundaries: Under the approved enrollment boundaries, the neighborhood programs at Arleta, Marysville, Creston and Lent will convert from their kindergarten-to-8th grade (K-8) structure to a K-5 structure. Students in grades 6-8 in those schools will move to Kellogg starting in the 2021-22 school year. Bridger’s Spanish Dual Language Immersion program and 25 Bridger neighborhood students will also feed into Kellogg. Here’s the latest on Portland Public Schools’ enrollment and program balancing efforts.
    • Grand Opening Ceremony: A special ceremony to mark the opening of the new Kellogg Middle School is planned for Saturday, August 28th at 9:00 a.m. Save the date, and more details will be available later this summer.
  • Still no word on the missing security gates at the Powell Self Storage facility. These were required by Design Commission in its final findings, but not included in the build. This reported code violation is under inspection. The inspector will contact the developer and keep us posted.
  • As a reminder, here’s our collection of land use and transportation resources.

8:30 (or sooner): Adjourn

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