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.
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.
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.
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.
Since the release of the Residential Infill Project Discussion Draft, dozens of community members have attended the kick-off meeting, one of the five drop-in office hours or any of the various meetings staff have been attending since the proposals were published on Oct. 3, 2017. This outreach period is focused on familiarizing community members with the detailed amendments in preparation for the Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council hearings next year. NEW DEADLINE: November 30th, 2017For more information on how to view the documents and comment, CLICK HERE.
The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) released a Request for Interest (RFI) on October 23, 2017, seeking opportunities to acquire land or existing residential buildings of twenty units or more.
Portland voters approved Portland’s Housing Bond in 2016, authorizing the City to issue up to $258.4 million in general obligation bonds for the development or acquisition of affordable housing. PHB expects to build and purchase a minimum of 1,300 housing units with these funds. Property owners, their representatives, and developers may now begin submitting proposals for Portland’s Housing Bond.