82nd Ave Study Information from January 2019 Meeting

If you missed the presentation on the 82nd Ave Study at our January 2019 meeting, then you’re in luck!  The good folks at Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Portland Bureau of Transportation have made the slide show, handouts, and maps available for download!  Click the links to below to view the information:

 

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Final Errol Heights Park Design and Survey Results

Final Errol Heights Park design concept presented at the January 2019 Community Advisory Committee

The final Errol Heights Park design concept was presented at the January 19, 2019 Community Advisory Committee meeting.  Click here or on the image above to view larger. To view the results of Portland Parks & Recreation’s online survey from December 2018, click here.  To view the results of the open house with comments and appendices, click here.

 

Errol Heights Park Community Advisory Committee Meeting Tonight!

From Portland Parks and Recreation:

Errol Heights Park Improvement Project

Join Us: Community Advisory Committee Meeting #7

The Errol Heights Park Community Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 9 to review feedback from the December open house and discuss how that feedback will shape the final park design.

The meeting is open to the public and will include a 10 minute public comment period.

Details:
Date: Wednesday,January 9, 2019
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Place: SMILE Station, 8210 SE 13th Ave

Learn more about the Errol Heights Park Improvement Project at: www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/errolheights

Contact Information
George Lozovoy
george.lozovoy@portlandoregon.gov
503-823-5595

Portland Gravel Street Service in Brentwood-Darlington

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The Portland Gravel Street Service is PBOT’s new street improvement service for Portland’s gravel streets. Through this free service, PBOT crews are filling potholes and ruts and smoothing out gravel streets across the city.

On Monday, January 7th, please join Chloe Eudaly Portland City Commissioner and PBOT’s Interim Director Chris Warner at 10 AM at SE Harney and 62nd. They will be highlighting the progress PBOT crews have made with this new service and celebrate the start of work in the Brentwood-Darlington area.

Learn more at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/76912

RSVP to this event on Facebook here.

82nd Avenue Study: Understanding Barriers to Development

Learn more at our January 3rd, 2019 Public Board Meeting!

The 82nd Avenue Study: Understanding Barriers to Development, referred to as the “82nd Avenue Study,” focuses on understanding the challenges of and exploring opportunities for new development in the corridor as we consider potential transportation improvements. The 82nd Avenue Study describes the development potential of properties along 82nd Avenue and identifies barriers that can be addressed in the near-term — with an eye towards long-term solutions.

PROJECT GOALS

The goals of this study are:

  • Update our understanding of 82nd Avenue as a “Civic Corridor.”
  • Identify the most strategic locations for public action or investment support for businesses and property development on 82nd Avenue.
  • Generate policy recommendations to address physical and social needs in the corridor; address barriers to development while managing equity and social issues.

The 82nd Avenue Study is not intended to be comprehensive planning effort for the corridor. Rather, it will complement the many other projects also happening in the corridor and build on collaborative efforts. Following this study, City Council could direct staff to generate a more robust future “82nd Avenue Plan,” in partnership with community stakeholders.

The 82nd Avenue Study recommends near-term actions and future planning and investment efforts:

Near-term actions

BPS

  • Rezone EG2 properties to EG1 on the southern end of the corridor to address barriers to development and for more efficient urban development of employment land along the corridor. Review split-zoned properties and propose necessary adjustments to remove any barriers to development. At the same time conduct an economic, equity and impact analysis specific to commercial displacement.

PBOT

  • Propose changes to the City’s right-of-way dedication requirements for new development along 82nd Avenue by making the private property dedication for the public ROW the same as the current 90-foot (measured 45-feet from centerline) Special Setback in the Zoning Code.
  • City of Portland to carry out already funded transportation projects and continue to develop additional opportunities for safety and connectivity improvements in and around the corridor. The already funded transportation projects include:
      • 82nd Ave Crossing Improvements Fixing our Streets project (2019-2020)
      • Division Multi-Modal Safety Project (2019-2020)
      • 70s Neighborhood Greenway Project (2020-21)
      • Halsey Safety Access to Transit Projects (2020-21)
      • Jade and Montavilla Connected Centers Project (2020-21)
      • Brentwood-Darlington Safe Routes to School (2020-21)
  • City and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will develop a broad and successful partnership to secure funding to repair 82nd Ave and improve safety. This will support the future jurisdictional transfer of 82nd Avenue within the City of Portland limits and future planned improvements.
  • City intends to seek increased design and engineering flexibility for improvements made under ODOT ownership.

Errol Heights Park Survey Deadline EXTENDED to December 21st!

From Portland Parks and Recreation: 

Errol Heights Park Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YVZD7LS
Open through December 21, 2018

We have a design for Errol Heights Park and we want to know what you think!

If you weren’t able to make it to the open house on December 1, you still have time to take our online survey and share your thoughts on the recommended design for the Park.

Portland Parks and Recreation has dedicated $12.7 million to improving the 16-acre Errol Heights Park. As part of the design phase we received hundreds of comments about what makes Errol Heights Park special and the types of activities people would like to do there in the future.The proposed design is based on that feedback.

For more information, visit the Errol Heights Park website or contact George Lozovoy via email at george.lozovoy@portlandoregon.gov or phone at 503-823-5595.

Hazeltine Park Ribbon Cutting and Planting Event a Huge Success!

On Saturday, December 1st, Dick Hazeltine cut the ribbon on his namesake park with Portland Parks and Recreation Project Manager Eric Rosewall.

Volunteers from the Johnson Creek Watershed, Scout Pack 523, Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association, and more worked through the rainy morning to beautify this community space.

A memorial tree to Dick’s late wife, Opal Hazeltine, who was instrumental in the park’s formation, was planted in approximately the spot her desk occupied when the space was home to the community policing building.

Longtime neighbor and BDNA board member, Malcolm Hancock, presented Dick Hazeltine with a model swing set for the park.

Dick Hazeltine (left) gave his approval with Eric Rosewall (right) after the planting was completed.

Be sure to visit Hazeltine Park’s completed playscape area and join us in the spring to finish the planting!

To learn more about the Hazeltine Park Sustainable Nature Patch project, click here.

Thank you to Ken Rumbaugh, Community Engagement Coordinator at Portland Parks & Recreation for taking these photos.  Click here to view the whole album.