82nd Avenue: Proposals available for public review and testimony

The 82nd Avenue Study project looks at the development potential of properties along 82nd Avenue and identifies barriers that can be addressed in the near term with an eye toward long-term solutions.  A report summarizing the effort, the 82nd Avenue Study: Understanding Barriers to Development Draft Report, has been available for public review since December 2018.

Learn more about improvements to 82nd Avenue, related zoning changes and transportation proposals available for public review and testimony by clicking here!

How to Testify:

  • In Person: Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) public hearing –
    • March 12, 12:30PM, 1900 SW 4th Avenue (SW 4th and Hall Street), 2nd floor
    • Project staff will be on hand starting at 11:30AM to help people sign up to testify.
  • In Writing: Send by mail to –
    • Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission
      82nd Avenue Study Testimony
      1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100
      Portland, OR 97201
    • Written testimony must be received by noon on March 12, 2019.
  • The Map App: Click on the “testify” button and fill in the blanks.
    • You can read your testimony and others in real time.
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82nd Ave: Have you received a City of Portland notice in the mail?

Property owners and residents along parts of 82nd Ave can review proposed zoning changes and tell the Planning and Sustainability Commission what they think.  Click here to learn more!

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:

 

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

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.

August Meeting TONIGHT!

August 2018 Meeting Social Media Image

Don’t miss our monthly meeting, TONIGHT August 2nd, 7:00-9:00PM. Doors open at 6:30PM. This month, we will hear from Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability regarding the E-Zone Map Correction Project.  Below is a short summary of the project:

The E-zone Map Correction Project will adjust the location of Portland’s environmental overlay zones to match locations of existing streams, wetlands, steep slopes and vegetation as required by the new Comprehensive Plan. The environmental overlay zones protect natural resources that are essential for watershed health. The environmental overlay zones were applied to properties through officially adopted conservation plans around Portland starting in 1989 and completed in 2003. With the new Natural Resources Inventory in 2012 it became obvious that some resources that are supposed to be protected (like stream segments) are not, while other lands have regulations but no natural resources. This project will correct that. If your property will be considered for remapping as part of this project, you will receive a postcard in the mail. The postcard will let you know where you can get more information about potential changes on your property. Contact Mindy Brooks, 503-823-7831 or mindy.brooks@portlandoregon.gov for more information. Check the website for meeting dates and events, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/e-zone

Agenda (subject to change) below.

Meeting Agenda - August 2018

August Meeting featuring E-Zone Map Correction Project

August 2018 Meeting Social Media Image

The Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association cordially invites all neighbors and business owners to join us for our upcoming meeting, August 2nd, 7:00-9:00PM. Doors open at 6:30PM. This month, we will hear from Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability regarding the E-Zone Map Correction Project.  Below is a short summary of the project:

The E-zone Map Correction Project will adjust the location of Portland’s environmental overlay zones to match locations of existing streams, wetlands, steep slopes and vegetation as required by the new Comprehensive Plan. The environmental overlay zones protect natural resources that are essential for watershed health. The environmental overlay zones were applied to properties through officially adopted conservation plans around Portland starting in 1989 and completed in 2003. With the new Natural Resources Inventory in 2012 it became obvious that some resources that are supposed to be protected (like stream segments) are not, while other lands have regulations but no natural resources. This project will correct that. If your property will be considered for remapping as part of this project, you will receive a postcard in the mail. The postcard will let you know where you can get more information about potential changes on your property. Contact Mindy Brooks, 503-823-7831 or mindy.brooks@portlandoregon.gov for more information. Check the website for meeting dates and events, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/e-zone

Agenda (subject to change) below.

Meeting Agenda - August 2018