Land use committee meeting: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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South Tabor Neighborhood Association
Land Use Committee Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, May 17, 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: 916 8728 6678


7:00 (10 min): Introductions

7:10 (30–60 min.): Updates and Announcements

  • Pedestrian crossings on Powell and Division. TriMet’s general manager told us in March that he would look into this project and brief the board at their April meeting. He did not brief them at the April meeting. I asked the TriMet public affairs team whether he might have briefed the board at some other point and am still waiting to hear back on that.
  • Land use review for air quality station in Foster-Powell. The Oregon DEQ is planning updates at the air quality station at 5824 SE Lafayette St. This will have to go through a Type III land use review since it’s in an R5 zone. Here is the link. ODEQ is hoping STNA will support the continued use of the property for the air quality station.
  • Updated Findley Commons contact info per our Good Neighbor Agreement. Visit our land use resources page and scroll to bottom. We’ll keep this info updated there. We will also discuss how it’s going as new residents begin to move in and ways neighbors can support their transition.
  • Kellogg Middle School trash and traffic issues. I reached out to KMS administration for their thoughts on installing outdoor trash cans to capture some of the trash people are leaving by the covered basketball court and field. They replied that PPS’s policy is not to provide outdoor trash cans. In the district’s experience, these attract trash from off site. In the absence of cans, “if you bring it in, take it out” is how trash will be managed.

    In light of this, KMS leadership said they’d like to meet with neighbors and PPS security to build up the culture about how to use the grounds. There are also traffic flow issues and some smaller things they’d like to talk to neighbors about this summer, possibly at our June board meeting.

  • A permit was issued in January 2022 to install security gates at the vehicle entrance to the Powell Self Storage facility. The gates have not yet been installed. I may follow up with Code Enforcement this month. Thoughts?
  • Mt. Tabor Maintenance Yard project updates. The webpage hasn’t been updated in a while, but work continues!
  • May updates from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and ways to engage on citywide projects, including the Residential Infill Project Phase 2 (RIP2): “City Council will take public testimony on amendments to RIP2 at a public hearing on May 19 before voting on which amendments to incorporate into the final RIP2 package. Testimony on the amendments may also be submitted through the Map App interactive tool after May 12 or by mail before May 19. A City Council vote on adoption of the RIP2 proposals is expected June 1 to meet the state-mandated June 30 adoption deadline.”

8:15 (or sooner): Adjourn

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