New Speed Limits on SE 72nd and SE 45th/46th

Portland Bureau of Transportation has updated speed limits on the following streets in Brentwood-Darlington:

  • SE 72nd Avenue: The new speed limit is 25 mph from SE Harold Street to SE Clatsop Street
  • SE 45th/46th Avenue: The new speed limit is 25 mph from SE Harney Drive to SE Martins Street

The reduced speed limit supports the City of Portland’s Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2025. Speed is a factor in nearly half of deadly crashes that occur in Portland. Lower speeds result in fewer crashes. When crashes occur, lower speeds make it more likely that people will survive (see image below). You can learn more about the City of Portland’s Vision Zero work at http://visionzeroportland.com.

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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.

 

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.

January 2019 Public Board Meeting Agenda

Join us for our monthly meeting, January 3rd, 7:00-9:00PM, Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206)!

Special Guest:
Marty Stockton

Topic:
82nd Avenue Project

Venga a nuestra renunión mensual, 3 de Enero a las 7-9 de la tarde, El Centro de la Comunidad de Brentwood-Darlington (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206)!

Invitado Especial:
Marty Stockton

Tema:
Proyecto de la avenida 82

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

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  • 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.

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.

Video of December General Board Meeting from Village Portland

Thank you to everyone who attended our December 2018 General Board Meeting, and thank you to Andrew Wilkins at Village Portland for recording and posting a video of the meeting!  Click through to Village Portland’s site to see time stamps with relevant topics or just watch the video below.