Land use committee meeting, June 13, 2023. . . and SE 59th & Woodward survey

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Tuesday, June 13, 2022, 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: 949 3226 9280


No current land use proposals to discuss.

– SE 59th Ave. and Woodward Visioning Survey. Purely for discussion purposes, we chalked off a section of the wide intersection at SE 59th at SE Woodward and are gathering ideas on how to make this space more inviting, interesting, friendly, beautiful, functional, welcoming, etc. Or any ideas on how to make the intersection and greenway safer in this area. (Or any preference to leave it how it is.) What do you think? Click here to take our brief survey and offer your feedback!

To be clear, there’s no budget or plan to do anything at this point and no commitment that PBOT would even be interested in funding or doing a project in this area. It’s also important that the adjacent neighbors support any idea for change.

So for now, dream as big or small as you want. The more fun and interesting ideas we hear, the more likely we’ll land on a possibility that everyone can get excited about.

– 60s and 70s Neighborhood Greenways. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is creating two Neighborhood Greenways that will connect South Tabor to destinations north and south. Learn more about the 60s Greenway and subscribe to email alerts here. Learn more about the 70s Greenway here. Would it be helpful to request project overviews at an upcoming meeting?

Map of 60s neighborhood greenway route in Portland, Oregon

– 4-way stop and painted crosswalks at the intersection of SE 58th and Clinton. This is something we were looking at pre-pandemic, then dropped. Should we recommend to the board to request this from PBOT?

Powell-Division Safety Improvements Project. TriMet has been updating us on the milestones for the crossings project. Here is the latest update (6/13/23):

We are currently still in conceptual review, working through all of the new requests and requirements from City of Portland bureaus. We are making progress on the project as a whole. We are in the process of redesigning a few intersections due to requirement changes from PBOT and ODOT. At Powell and 79th we have been asked to redesign the crossing, replacing the pole mounted RRFB’s we had proposed with mast arms. The permitting is taking longer than expected due to the processing delays at the city.

Our most recent estimate at this intersection has also increased a fair amount. We are meeting with ODOT and Portland staff this Thursday to discuss this and other design elements at this intersection. Due to the permitting process taking longer than we had anticipated, construction is now scheduled for late spring 2024. We’ve also had staffing changes with our consultants and are now onboarding sub-contractors to support the project.

Mt. Tabor Maintenance Yard project updates. The webpage was last updated January 20, 2023.

June updates from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. One of the highlights this month: Lower SE Rising releases draft area plan. Self-guided online open house launched, community outreach events scheduled, and public comment is open through Friday, June 23.

– Attend the 82nd Avenue Community Conversation on June 20, 5:30–7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the PCC SE Community Hall. Free dinner is included as well as childcare services. This is a unique opportunity to openly discuss the future of 82nd Avenue and its significance to the community. For further information, email

As a reminder, here’s our collection of land use and transportation resources.

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