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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
Portland Parks and Recreation (PPR) is seeking to close SE Tenino Court (from SE Tenino Court at SE Tenino Drive to SE Tenino Court at the east end of the Community Garden – see yellow line in aerial photo below) through the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
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.
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: