Land use committee meeting, April 18, 2023

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Tuesday, April 18, 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: 913 3477 2952


No current land use proposals to discuss. This land use proposal at SE Division and 76th has been approved.

– Powell Boulevard Business District? At our March board meeting, the question came up of creating a business district/association for inner Powell Blvd., or at least a stretch of it — the goal being to amplify the voice of local businesses on issues of economic development, traffic and transportation, livability, and public safety.

What might this look like? Could it be a subcommittee of STNA? A separate entity? What area would it cover?

Whether you own a business in South Tabor or directly on Powell, have experience in economic development, or are just interested in exploring the possibility, join us to get the conversation going. We’ll look at current business districts in and near South Tabor, other available resources, and how can we leverage this knowledge.

Some initial resources:

Powell-Division Safety Improvements Project. As requested at our July board meeting, TriMet has been updating us on the milestones for the crossings project. I’ve reached out for an update and will share it at the meeting (and here).

“Right Size, Right Now” I-5 Bridge Campaign. This is a campaign of the Just Crossing Alliance, a partnership of environmental, environmental justice, and sustainable transportation organizations from across Oregon and Washington. The goal is to urge the State to replace the I-5 bridge within its existing footprint, without expanding into existing communities or spending beyond what we can afford. SE Uplift joined the alliance at the direction of its board.

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

April updates from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. New this month:

  • Vehicular parking code updates heading to Planning Commission on April 11
  • Nominations sought for LGBTQ+ historic sites
  • Portland’s new Planning Commission met for the first time on March 14
  • Columbia-Industrial Ezone Project offering free wetland determinations

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

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