East Portland Land Use & Transportation News

2015-10-07 10:33

Thursday, October 22, 2015

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216

Pre-registration is required.

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2015-09-01 10:28

Call for Submission of articles and ads for the October Quarterly East Portland Neighborhood Association News newsletter. Articles and photos are due on or before Friday, Sept 4th at 5:00 p.m.

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2015-05-06 23:44
Results are in…not just another survey where you don’t hear back. In May 2014, an East Portland Action Plan survey was sent out to all East Portland addresses, as an insert in this newsletter. The survey had questions related to transportation and parks use in four languages - Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and English. The intent was to ask information of our readers, but also to get neighbors to talk with each other and help prioritize public infrastructure. We encourage all residents to work together with their neighbors, neighborhood associations, community groups, and the East Portland Action Plan to advocate for transportation and parks improvements. More...
2015-05-06 10:37
This last January, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) asked for a list of top transportation projects in each neighborhood, as part of its 'technical update' of the Transportation System Plan (TSP). The TSP is a blueprint of how the City expects to make transportation improvements over the next 20 years, in support of the City's Comprehensive Plan. PBOT has a list of over 80 major TSP projects covering East Portland, with costs varying from $500,000 to $150 million. More...
2015-05-04 23:05
15 years ago, development in the outer SE region of Pleasant Valley was exploding. Clatsop Butte became home to over 500 new residential properties. Portland Parks stepped up to the plate and, using system development charges, purchased 16 acres planned for development and land-banked the property for future use as an activity park. In 2008 a master plan was prepared outlining a full-service activity park with rest rooms, playing courts, and sports field and play equipment. More...
2015-05-04 22:21
Since Mark Wells, Crime Prevention Coordinator, was assigned to East Portland neighborhoods this last October, he has responded to neighbor complaints on 25-30 vacant houses with a varying degree of crime and livability problems. These homes are vacant because the owners have defaulted on their mortgage payments and the banks are in the process of foreclosing on the properties, which can take as long as five years. Many of the problems occur while the property is in limbo. More...
2015-05-04 22:11
Friends of Trees has had yet another great year of tree planting, which will keep nearly 200 volunteers busy inspecting trees this coming summer. In part because all trees planted by Friends of Trees are guaranteed for one year against root stock failure or improper planting, every tree planted is inspected twice by volunteers the first summer they are in the ground. The process of summer inspection is beneficial to both the trees and the community where they are planted. More...
2015-05-04 22:05
SE Division St., between SE 117th Ave. and SE 148th Ave., is undergoing some amazing changes. This is the area that makes up the Division-Midway Alliance for Community Improvement (DMA), one the city’s Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (NPI) districts. Some great new businesses are moving into the district, and Metro is planning a new and faster bus project that will go along Division linking the Midway neighborhood to Gresham as well as other parts of Portland and Downtown. More...
2015-05-04 21:59
Historic Parkrose and the Parkrose Business Association are teaming up to help local businesses learn how to maximize their storefront appeal. Four lucky Parkrose businesses will each be getting a professional customized store design consultation, courtesy of HP and the PBA. More...
2015-03-03 11:42
One major organization that is working on some of these things and some different ideas is East Portland Action Plan also known as EPAP. If you wish for many of these infrastructure ideas to come about please get involved. Work within your neighborhood organization or EPAP. More...
2015-02-24 15:41
East Portland has shown sustained interest in establishing and maintaining its urban canopy in recent years, and residents will reap the benefits for years to come. The benefits of urban street and yard trees include a reduction in air pollution, conservation of water, reduced energy costs (when trees are appropriately placed relative to living spaces), reduction in air temperatures during the summer, as well as food and shelter for native and migratory birds and wildlife. More...
2014-10-08 12:49
One of the nation’s largest urban educational farms—Zenger Farm— is located right here in East Portland. As an important step toward improving healthy food access and education for East Portlanders, on Monday, July 21st Zenger Farm broke ground on one of the most significant investments in sustainable food systems and community in the city. More...
2014-10-08 12:45
You’ve seen it mentioned, been asked to give your input, but what exactly is this Comprehensive Plan anyway? More...
2014-10-08 12:21
The Prioritize Portland! Project’s purpose is to create a sustainable and enduring partnership process between public infrastructure providers, non-profit advocacy groups, and the existing Portland neighborhood structure, to identify, analyze, and prioritize neighborhood active transportation needs for services and infrastructure. More...
2014-10-08 12:14
TriMet our bus and light rail transportation provider has been installing what is called the "leaner" bench along with other benches in routes throughout East Portland. To quote the TriMet website about them: More...
2014-10-08 11:59
This is the time for leaves to fall. The most frequent cause of flooding in the streets is heavy rains washing leaves into the storm drains and clogging things up. More...
2014-10-08 11:38
Ride Connection, a private non-profit focused on accessible transportation, is important to our community and to each individual it serves because mobility opens doors. It allows a person to be independent and it offers a way to access life's essentials. More...