Special Land Use Meeting re Neighborhood Speeding

YOU’RE INVITED . . .

Fed up with speeding on your street? Discuss solutions at SPECIAL MEETING of BDNA Land Use Committee. Invite your friends. Invite your neighbors.

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 7-8pm Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87546110684?pwd=alF0YmNzRGhjcEkyRUVlZXdOeDU0Zz09

Passcode:  landuse Find agenda here.

DELAY IN BRENTWOOD-DARLINGTON’S SIDEWALK INFILL, GREENWAY PROJECTS

Infill of sidewalks along Duke and Flavel streets, along with installation of an east-west bicycle greenway midway between the two, has been delayed.  Unexpected difficulties with the design (including the design budget) extended design work; it should be completed before the end of this year. In addition, the project is mostly funded by the federal government, which has meant longer than usual turn-around times for approvals and right-of-way acquisition.

Finally and unsurprisingly, the pandemic has taken its toll on PBOT’s work force.  It has also reduced the downtown parking revenues that make up a large part of PBOT’s budget.  PBOT complemented our federal funding with funds of its own to make our projects possible; but revenue shortfalls mean delays.  

Barring any new issues, sidewalk infill and greenway installation should occur in late 2023.  We’re disappointed, of course, but we realize that PBOT is doing all it can, in the face of numerous stressors, to accomplish our projects – along with dozens of others all over the city.  We should keep in mind that we’re not the only neighborhoods with delayed projects – and let’s also remember that the city has invested millions of dollars in our neighborhood in recent years.

Lower SE Rising Area Plan

BDNA Note: Please take the survey linked at the bottom before September 6th, 2021!

From Portland Bureau of Transportation:

BPS and PBOT launch latest planning effort: Lower Southeast Rising Area Plan

City bureaus to address the historic lack of infrastructure investment in this area of Southeast and East Portland; seek community input to guide healthy community development.

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) are collaborating with community members to assess land use and transportation issues for Brentwood-Darlington and portions of the Lents, Ardenwald-Johnson Creek, Mt Scott-Arleta, and Woodstock neighborhoods. This new planning effort is called the Lower Southeast Rising Area Plan.

The bureaus recognize the historic lack of infrastructure investment in this area of East Portland. So they are seeking community input to guide healthy community development for the area, which has many unimproved roads, sidewalk gaps, limited street networks, poor transit service, and few neighborhood commercial amenities.

An active Brentwood-Darlington road with no sidewalk. Photo by PBOT
[Image Description: A neighbor walks two dogs down the side of a street without sidewalks.]
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PBOT’s Transportation System Plan (TSP)

From Portland Bureau of Transportation:

As Portland grows and changes, so does our transportation system. Learn about the fundamentals that shape the 2035 Transportation System Plan and what that could mean for how you get around Portland.

PBOT’s Transportation System Plan (TSP) Video on YouTube

What is the Transportation System Plan?

The Transportation System Plan (TSP) is the 20-year plan to guide transportation policies and investments in Portland by:

  • Supporting the City’s commitment to Vision Zero by saving lives and reducing injuries to all people using our transportation system
  • Helping transit and freight vehicles to move more reliably
  • Reducing, carbon emissions and promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Keeping more money in the local economy, as we spend less on vehicles and fuel
  • Creating great places

Ready to dig in? Explore our interactive TSP tool to find TSP policies, classifications maps and major projects maps.

PPR Survey on Outdoor Tennis Courts

[Image Description: A map of Portland showing tennis courts marked by different colored dots, indicating the court type and service areas.]

Portland Parks and Recreation (PPR) is working on a strategic direction for the outdoor tennis courts program. Click the links to learn more, see the map of tennis courts and their current assessment, and take the survey. Please note that Brentwood Park tennis courts are listed as a potential for removal or re-use.

Survey responses due by Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 5:00PM

Summer Free for All – Free Lunch + Play from PPR

Free Lunch + Play supports families by offering nutritious meals and recreational activities during the summer recess, Monday, June 21 – Friday, August 20, 2021.

[Image Description: List of SE locations for Summer Free For All Lunch + Play]

From Portland Parks and Recreation:

Working alongside school districts, community partners, arts organizations, and hunger relief groups, PP&R coordinates Free Lunch + Play to ensure that it meets the needs in our community. During the school year, 57% of young Portlanders qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Without school lunches, summer becomes the time when nearly 50,000 Portland children face hunger daily.

Free Lunch + Play offers accessible meal service and engaging activities at multiple parks throughout the city. In addition, Mobile Lunch + Play allows us to expand our program directly to children and families at apartment complexes and parks in even more neighborhoods.

Monday, June 21 – Friday, August 20, 2021
Monday, June 28 – Friday, August 27 (Gateway Discovery Park and Luuwit View Park)
No programming on Monday, July 5.

Free Lunch + Play locations operate Monday through Friday, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Mobile Lunch + Play locations operate two days a week at specific times. 

  • Free Lunches (Almuerzos gratis)
  • Safe distance fun and games (Distancia segura para juegos y diversión)
  • Music, art, and reading (Música, arte y lectura)

Springwater Connector in Progress!

Check out the improvements happening on near Flavel Park as part of the Springwater Connector Neighborhood Greenway project! To sign up for updates on this and other land use and transportation projects in Brentwood-Darlington, email bdlanduse@gmail.com. Photos courtesy of Stephenie F., Chair of the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) Land Use and Transportation Committee (LUTC).

View of multi-use path from SE Lambert St [Image Description: A freshly paved footpath winds through grass covered in fall leaves.]
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New Zebra Stripes at SE 72nd/SE Duke

Image of zebra striped crossing at SE 72nd Ave/SE Duke Street. Photo by Stephenie Frederick, BDNA Land Use and Transportation Chair.

Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has been sending Brentwood-Darlington lots of street improvements that mean more safety for our residents, especially our kids!

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City Council to Consider PPR Operating Levy

Portland City Council is considering the referral of a Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) operating levy for this November’s ballot. It would protect and restore recreation programs, park services, and our natural areas, including:

  • Recreation for All: end PP&R’s dependence on fees and transition to an equity-focused approach. Safely re-open community centers and pools, and resume fitness, arts, senior and youth, and environmental education programs for summer 2021;
  • Protect and Grow Nature: keep parks cleaner, safer, and more welcoming for all Portlanders. Plant new trees and proactively care for existing trees to help ensure clean water, protect wildlife, and diminish the impacts of climate change;
  • Community Partnerships: co-design recreational programming and provide resources to improve access to communities of color, families experiencing poverty, and refugees and immigrants, and provide community oversight.
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Tri-Met “Bottle Express” Connects You to Bottle-Can Return Center

Need to return your refundables using Tri-Met? Check out the Tri-Met “Bottle Express”! This new service connects you to Bottle-Can Return Center in Northwest Portland.

Line 297-NW Yeon/OBRC (shuttle) Operates daily, 8am – 5:30pm

Route:  Rose Quarter Transit Center to 3900 NW Yeon Avenue (plus one more stop in NW Portland
Shuttle fare:  Free

Covid-19 safety rules apply.  Social distancing, passenger separation.  

Not allowed:  Bags with leaking or foul-smelling contents.  Bags so large or numerous they block the aisles.

Take Lines 71 or 72 north to MAX .  Take MAX lines red, blue, or green west to Rose Quarter Transit Center.

Thank you to Land Use and Transportation Committee Chair, Stephenie Frederick, for putting together this information.