Errol Heights LID Receives Neighborhood Support

From Portland Bureau of Transportation: 

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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.

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For more information contact: Elizabeth Mahon, Project Manager or click here.

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Errol Heights LID Petitions Due May 30

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:

errolheights@portlandoregon.gov

 Elizabeth Mahon, Project Manager: 503.823.0396

portlandoregon.gov/transportation/errolh

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Note: Map is ONLY to show which properties are included in LID. It does not show future alignment of SE Tenino CT or other street reconfigurations.

Help Shape a New Errol Heights Park

From Portland Parks and Recreation:

We are recruiting a diverse group of community advisors!

Are you interested in creating a new Errol Heights Park? Portland Parks & Recreation is recruiting community members for a new advisory committee to help refresh the vision for Errol Heights Park and guide a $5 million improvement project.

Errol Heights Park is located at SE 52nd and SE Tenino Court in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. The new park will include areas for play, sports, picnics, and gardening.

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We want to hear from you!

Do you live, work or play nearby? Are you enthusiastic about parks, natural areas, sports, gardens, and your community? Apply by telling us about your experiences and interests.  To apply for the Advisory Committee CLICK HERE. Deadline is April 29, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Meetings and Schedule

The first meeting of the Advisory Committee is Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:00-9:00pm, at the Woodstock Community Center. The committee will meet 5 more times on weekday evenings in 2018. A light dinner will be provided, and TriMet passes and childcare will be provided upon request.

LID Packets Hit Mailboxes Soon

From Portland Bureau of Transportation:

LID Petition Packets Mailed Week of April 16th 

In the next week, expect an information and petition packet that will include:

  • A petition for each property
  • Individual property assessments (costs for each property)
  • Renderings of the project design
  • An LID boundary map
  • A pre-paid envelope to mail your petition back to PBOT by May 30, 2018

LID Informational Sessions at Errol Heights Park

Questions about the LID or your individual assessment? Meet with PBOT project team (and also have the chance to turn in your vote in person). All meetings will be in the park across from the Community Garden. Look for the white tent and drop in anytime during the hours below.

  • April 30, 7 AM – 9 AM
  • May 3, 5 PM – 7 PM
  • May 4, 11 AM – 1 PM

Unable to make any of the meeting times? Let us know and we can set up a phone call or in-person meeting at a separate time.

Next Steps and Timeline

May 30: Petitions due to PBOT. If over 50% of property owners in proposed LID support its formation, a City Council hearing date will be set.

June 27: Target City Council hearing date

  • 21 calendar days prior to council hearing: mailers will be sent out to each property owner with hearing and LID details
  • 14 calendar days prior to council hearing: two notices of intent to form LID published in a paper of general circulation in the City and two signs placed within the LID boundary
  • 7 calendar days prior to council hearing: remonstrances against LID formation due to City Auditor in writing (delivered in person or by first class U.S. mail to: 1221 SW 4th AVE. Room 310, Portland OR 97204)

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Project contact info:

errolheights@portlandoregon.gov

 Elizabeth Mahon, Project Manager: 503.823.0396

 David Backes, Capital Project Assistant: 503.823.5811

NOTE: Elizabeth will be out of the office April 6-24. David will be answering questions in her absence.

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Errol Heights Park Update

What’s going on with Errol Heights Park?  Portland Parks and Recreation has provided a multi-page FAQ to tell you just that.  View or download it by clicking here.

The Frequently Asked Questions contains information about the park design process from Portland Parks & Recreation, and the street improvement project from the Portland Bureau of Transportation. This resource provides answers to these key questions:

  1. What improvements are planned for Errol Heights Park? How will the community be engaged in the process to shape improvements?
  2. Will the new park have a community garden?
  3. Does SE Tenino Court need to connect to SE Tenino Drive? Isn’t it better to remove this section of SE Tenino Court, and use the land for park space rather than a street?
  4. Why is Tenino Court being realigned to conflict with the existing community garden? Wouldn’t it be better to choose a new alignment that avoids the garden?
  5. What alignment options were considered for Tenino Court? What factors were assessed to make the decision on the realignment?

To learn more about the park and street improvement projects, visit:

Portland Parks & Recreation, Errol Heights Park Project www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/errolheights

Portland Bureau of Transportation, Errol Heights Street Improvement Project www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/75400

Errol Heights Update and Next Steps

From Portland Bureau of Transportation:

Thank you to everyone who completed the recent online survey regarding street design for the Errol Heights Street Improvement Project. Survey respondents strongly preferred the less expensive shared-street design (votes came in 3 to 1 for this treatment).

The shared street design applies to 48th, 49th, 51st, Tenino Drive, and Nehalem Street, while SE Tenino Court and SE Malden Drive both require sidewalk on one side (see map below for properties included in the LID).

With your feedback, we were able to go in to more detail on the design and have completed a cost estimate for the project.

It is now time for LID participants to submit petitions for the project.

In the next month, please expect an information and petition packet that will include:

  • A petition for each property
  • Cost estimate details
  • Individual property assessments (costs for each property)
  • Renderings of the project design
  • An LID boundary map
  • A pre-paid envelope to mail your petition back to PBOT by April 30, 2018

LID Info sessions – 1st week of April:

The mailer will also include details of upcoming meetings where Errol Heights neighbors can come speak with PBOT staff about the LID process and ask questions about their individual LID assessments. The location and times are TBD but will be near the neighborhood, with morning, daytime, and evening sessions. These dates will also be posted on the project website.

For any questions in the meantime, please get in touch with us and keep an eye on the project website for the most up-to-date information.

Project contact info: Elizabeth Mahon

503.823.0396

portlandoregon.gov/transportation/errolh

Errol Heights Online Survey – 3 Days Left!

From PBOT:

Do you support a shared street design or a sidewalk on one side of the street?

The biggest design question that we are currently working through is whether to advance the design with a shared-street concept or to include a sidewalk on one side. This design applies to 48th, 49th, 51st, Tenino Drive, and Nehalem. The rest of the streets in the project area require sidewalks. Several people used our yellow and red dot map at the open house to indicate their preference, and we’d like to hear from everyone else.

To help inform the decision, we have put together an info sheet about both designs available for download here.

If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to fill out our brief survey by January 5, 2018.
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This feedback will directly influence the final design for SE 48th, 49th, 51st, Tenino Drive, and Nehalem St.

Next steps

  • Property owners fill out online survey stating preference for a shared street or sidewalk on one side design by January 5th, 2018
  • PBOT analyzes feedback and makes final design decision by the end of January 2018
  • LID meetings scheduled for February and March – more information forthcoming

Contact us via email with questions in the meantime.