No land use committee meeting in May 2024 (updates below)

May 12, 2024 Comments Off on No land use committee meeting in May 2024 (updates below)

The meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, May 14 has been CANCELED. Please plan to attend our STNA Board Meeting at 7 p.m. on May 16 instead.


 No current land use proposals to discuss. On 5/14/24, we received a notice for major residential alterations/additions for 2640 SE 81st Ave., quoted below:

This email is to notify you that we have submitted an application for a major alteration or addition for the property located at: 2640 SE 81ST AVE PORTLAND, OR 97206

The date the application was filed: 05/03/2024

General description of the proposed alteration or addition: Propose a new addition to convert a single family residence into a duplex.

As required by Portland City Code section 24.55.210, there is a delay period of 35 days from the date of this notice before work under the permit can begin.

If you have any questions, please contact me at: Harmony Decor LLC | (503) 943-9744 | (Applicant)

This email is informational only. You do not need to take any action, and it does not confer any right to appeal issuance of the permit for the project described above.

– Join the STNA Board! If you enjoy engaging with land use, transportation, and urban planning topics, there are two related STNA board positions coming up for election — Land Use Chair and SE Uplift Land Use and Transportation Representative. (I’ve served as land use chair for the previous two terms, so can’t be nominated this time around.) There are also a couple other open seats on the board if you want to engage some other way. Attend our board meeting on May 16 for details and to nominate yourself.

– Powell-Division Safety Improvements Project. Below is the most recent update from TriMet (from 3/21/24). I’ll update for May when I learn more:

  • Met with City of Portland staff to discuss Inter Governmental Agreement (IGA).
  • Held a series of meetings with staff from city bureaus to review and resolve comments.
  • Met with ODOT and PBOT staff to review schedule and reduce permitting delays.
  • Preparing to submit 60% plans to ODOT and PBOT on April 4.

– SE 59th Ave. and Woodward Visioning. No updates since April.

City Council approves a new land use and transportation plan for Lower SE Portland.

May updates from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

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

STNA is committed to holding open, public meetings where everyone is welcomed and respected. Please email us at if you have any questions, concerns, or need special accommodations to attend and participate in your neighborhood meetings.

Email if you have land use questions or suggestions for future meeting topics. 

All land use committee meeting summaries are posted here:

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