Below are the preliminary plans, as presented to the Errol Heights Park Citizen Advisory Committee. Want to know more or ask about these plans? Come to the BDNA All-Committees meeting on Tuesday, August 21, 7:00-9:00PM, at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206) and talk to the Portland Parks and Recreation project staff in person! Portland Bureau of Transportation will also be present to discuss how their Errol Heights projects affect the park.
Join the Errol Heights Park Community Advisory Committee at their second meeting on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 6:30-9:30PM at Smile Station in Sellwood.
At this meeting, landscape design consultants will use the expertise and knowledge of the committee to refine plans to compliment everyday use of the site. Additionally, the committee members will walk through a group exercise to explore site layout and types of park activities. Using mapped information and the Master Plan, the land scape design consultants will then develop design concept(s) to be reviewed by PP&R, the advisory committee members, and the general public at an upcoming open house in the fall.
From Portland Bureau of Transportation:
Throughout the month of May, PBOT collected petitions of support for the Errol Heights LID, held meetings in the neighborhood with property owners, and answered a variety of questions and concerns about proposed changes in the neighborhood.
Errol Heights property owners have turned in 57 petitions supporting the LID. Waivered properties plus non-waivered supporters reached 62% (properties with waivers of remonstrance are counted as automatic supporters of the LID). Even if we didn’t count waivered properties as automatic yes votes, the LID still received close to 50% support (currently at about 48%).
While this level of support sends a strong signal to City Council that the neighborhood is behind the project, more petitions are always better. It’s not too late for your support to be counted. Petitions can still be mailed in using the prepaid envelope from the packet. Contact us if you need any help.
The date for the LID Formation Hearing at City Council is still pending but will likely occur in August or September. We plan on sending a followup email in July with more information.
What’s next? Click the graphic below for a step by step guide to the LID process.
Reminder about the Errol Heights Street Improvement Project
Petitions of support were mailed to all property owners within the LID boundary in April (see map below). Don’t forget to send yours in if you support the project to improve streets and stormwater infrastructure in Errol Heights. We will be posting results of the petition process in early June.
Need a new petition, or have questions about the project? Please email, call, or find us online:
Elizabeth Mahon, Project Manager: 503.823.0396
Note: Map is ONLY to show which properties are included in LID. It does not show future alignment of SE Tenino CT or other street reconfigurations.
From Portland Parks and Recreation:
We are recruiting a diverse group of community advisors!
Are you interested in creating a new Errol Heights Park? Portland Parks & Recreation is recruiting community members for a new advisory committee to help refresh the vision for Errol Heights Park and guide a $5 million improvement project.
Errol Heights Park is located at SE 52nd and SE Tenino Court in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. The new park will include areas for play, sports, picnics, and gardening.
We want to hear from you!
Do you live, work or play nearby? Are you enthusiastic about parks, natural areas, sports, gardens, and your community? Apply by telling us about your experiences and interests. To apply for the Advisory Committee CLICK HERE. Deadline is April 29, 2018 at 5:00pm.
Meetings and Schedule
The first meeting of the Advisory Committee is Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:00-9:00pm, at the Woodstock Community Center. The committee will meet 5 more times on weekday evenings in 2018. A light dinner will be provided, and TriMet passes and childcare will be provided upon request.
LID Petition Packets Mailed Week of April 16th
In the next week, expect an information and petition packet that will include:
- A petition for each property
- Individual property assessments (costs for each property)
- Renderings of the project design
- An LID boundary map
- A pre-paid envelope to mail your petition back to PBOT by May 30, 2018
LID Informational Sessions at Errol Heights Park
Questions about the LID or your individual assessment? Meet with PBOT project team (and also have the chance to turn in your vote in person). All meetings will be in the park across from the Community Garden. Look for the white tent and drop in anytime during the hours below.
- April 30, 7 AM – 9 AM
- May 3, 5 PM – 7 PM
- May 4, 11 AM – 1 PM
Unable to make any of the meeting times? Let us know and we can set up a phone call or in-person meeting at a separate time.
Next Steps and Timeline
May 30: Petitions due to PBOT. If over 50% of property owners in proposed LID support its formation, a City Council hearing date will be set.
June 27: Target City Council hearing date
- 21 calendar days prior to council hearing: mailers will be sent out to each property owner with hearing and LID details
- 14 calendar days prior to council hearing: two notices of intent to form LID published in a paper of general circulation in the City and two signs placed within the LID boundary
- 7 calendar days prior to council hearing: remonstrances against LID formation due to City Auditor in writing (delivered in person or by first class U.S. mail to: 1221 SW 4th AVE. Room 310, Portland OR 97204)
Project contact info:
Elizabeth Mahon, Project Manager: 503.823.0396
David Backes, Capital Project Assistant: 503.823.5811
NOTE: Elizabeth will be out of the office April 6-24. David will be answering questions in her absence.