Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5:00PM is the deadline to comment on Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS)‘s Draft Climate Emergency Declaration.Continue reading
On Wednesday, January 8, the Portland City Council passed a resolution authorizing a special elections schedule to fill a vacancy in office that occurred upon the death of former Commissioner Nick Fish. The election for the remainder of the Commissioner’s term will coincide with the City’s regular May 19, 2020 Primary Election. A run-off election, if necessary, is set for Tuesday, August 11, 2020, should no candidate receive a majority of the vote.
Temporary closure at Harney Park’s playground 9/10 – 10/4
Drainage repair work will begin September 10 at Harney Park’s playground, near SE 67th Avenue and NE Harney Street in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. This work is funded by the ParksReplacementBond.org.
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UPDATE! To welcome as many neighbors as possible, we will be serving locally made tamales and providing a supervised activity for children in the adjacent room.
You’re invited to a Community Engagement Forum on Code Change 3.96 hosted by Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA)!
When: September 24th, 6:00-8:00PM
Where: Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206)
Be informed about the proposed changes to City Code 3.96!
Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) sent a letter to the Portland City Council and Auditor on July 19th, 2019 regarding changes to City Code 3.96 (download a PDF version here).
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.
- Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission
- The Map App: Click on the “testify” button and fill in the blanks.
- You can read your testimony and others in real time.
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!
Join family, friends, and neighbors at Paint the Town Green litter and graffiti cleanup on June 16 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. We’ll be power-washing and painting over graffiti, scraping stickers off of street signs, and picking up trash along SE Division St., SE Hawthorne Blvd., and SE 82nd Ave. To sign up, go to solveoregon.org/paint-the-town-green and pick a neighborhood.
All training and supplies provided — and morning snacks and lunch, too!
Paint the Town Green is presented by KINK fm, Metro and the City of Portland Graffiti Program in partnership with the Brentwood-Darlington, Foster-Powell, Hawthorne-Division-Clinton, Lents and Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhoods.
PBOT News Release:
SE 50th Avenue Paving Project kicks off 2018 Fixing Our Streets construction season. PBOT to invest a total of $105 million in capital projects, street repair and safety between now and September 2018.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation broke ground today on the SE 50th Avenue Paving Project, the first Fixing Our Streetsproject of the 2018 construction season. The first of 19 projects breaking ground between March and August, the $1.1 million project will pave the street from SE Hawthorne to SE Division and update street corners with ADA ramps to prevent further pavement deterioration and improve overall street accessibility. Work on SE 50th Avenue will require intermittent lane and sidewalk closures as workers begin curb ramp construction on the 26 street corners slated for ADA curb ramp upgrades through late May, before requiring additional lane closures and detours for paving work in June. The project will be completed in late June.
The 19 projects going to construction this spring and summer range from a $200,000 Neighborhood Greenway on SW/NW 20th to a $3.5 million paving project on SW Vermont Street from SW Oleson Road to SW Capitol Highway. In total, approximately $20 million in Fixing Our Streets projects will begin construction in the next six months.
Construction will impact neighborhoods across the city, with projects taking place in all five quadrants of the city. Among them:
- Paving NE Halsey between NE 102nd Avenue and NE Weidler, as part of the Halsey-Weidler Streetscape Project (Construction estimated to begin in late May)
- Paving SE Foster Road from SE 82nd to 90th Avenues as part of the Foster Streetscape Project (Construction estimated to begin in mid-May)
- Three separate sidewalk construction projects: SE Flavel from SE 84th to 92nd, NE 102nd Avenue from Sandy to I-84, and SE 112th Ave from Market to Powell (Construction dates TBD)
- Paving N Going Street from North Interstate to the I-5 onramp (Construction estimated to begin in mid-June) * Funded by the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax
- Paving N Marine Drive from N Kelley Point Park Road to Leadbetter Road(Construction estimated to begin in mid-June) * Funded by the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax
- Paving N Lombard Street from N Ramsay to 2,500’ north (Construction estimated to begin in mid-June) * Funded by the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax
- Paving N Denver Avenue from N Lombard to Watts (Construction estimated to begin in mid-July)
- Paving N Williams Avenue from N Stanton to Cook (Construction estimated to begin in late July)
- Paving NE 42nd Avenue from Brazee to Wistaria Dr and NE Wistaria Dr from 42nd to Cesar Chavez (Construction estimated to begin in late August)
- Paving SE 50th Avenue from SE Hawthorne to Division (Construction estimated to conclude in late June)
- SW/NW 20th Neighborhood Greenway from SW Jefferson to NW Raleigh (Construction dates TBD)
- Paving SW Vermont Street from SW Oleson Road to Capitol Highway (Construction estimated to begin in early June)
- Paving SW Capitol Highway from SW Multnomah to SW Texas(Construction estimated to begin in mid-August)
In addition, PBOT’s maintenance bureau workers continue their ongoing, Fixing Our Streets funded work of guard rail replacement and base repair street replacement. Fixing Our Streets projects make up approximately 20 percent of the investments in Portland’s transportation infrastructure this construction season, with a total of approximately $105 million being invested in capital projects, street repair and safety between now and September 2018.
The Fixing Our Streets program, paid for by a local gas tax approved by Portland voters in May 2016 and a heavy vehicle use tax, is Portland’s first street repair and traffic safety program financed with local funding. 56 percent of Fixing Our Streets funding is invested in street maintenance and 44 percent is invested in safety improvements. The City Council ordinance included a project list that shows specific projects that are intended to be funded. The list of projects can be found at www.fixingourstreets.com.
About the Fixing Our Streets Program
The Fixing Our Streets program is the result of the passage of Measure 26-173, a 10-cent tax on motor vehicle fuels and Portland’s first local funding source dedicated to street repair and traffic safety projects. Passed on May 17, 2016, Measure 26-173 will raise an estimated $64 million over four years. PBOT will invest this money in a wide variety of street improvement and safety projects across the entire city. Fixing Our Streets will help PBOT expand preventive street maintenance that saves money and prevents potholes. It will support our work to make it safer for children to walk to school. It will allow us to build more sidewalks, traffic signals, street lights and bike lanes. The Portland City Council also unanimously passed a Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, for vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds, which will also fund the Fixing Our Streets program.