10/30/14

Mixed Use Zones Project Concept Workshops – 11/5 and 11/6

The Mixed Use Zones Project will revise Portland’s Commercial and Central Employment zoning codes applied in Centers and Corridors outside of the Central City. These zones (CN1/2, CO1/2, CM, CS, CG, CX, EX), in which mixed uses are allowed, were created over 20 years ago when auto-oriented and low intensity commercial uses were more common.  The project will address issues that arise with new more intensive mixed use buildings, such as: massing and design, transitions and step-downs, and ground floor uses.  An initial concept proposal is being developed this fall.  A more detailed Mixed Use Zones Concept Report is due this winter. Proposed zoning codes are expected in spring 2015. Public hearings on any proposed zoning codes are anticipated in June/July 2015.

The Foster Rd, 82nd Ave, and Powell Blvd corridors will see these mixed use zones apply. This is a good opportunity to learn about the project and understand what it will mean for Foster-Powell.  There are two workshops – downtown and north Portland. See the event flyer here for more information.

10/30/14

82nd Avenue Improvement Town Hall – 11/6 @ 6:30pm

Join Sen. Michael Dembrow, Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, and Rep. Barbara Smith Warner for:

82nd Ave. Opportunities Town Hall
Thursday, Nov. 6th, 6:30-8pm
PCC Southeast Campus, Community Hall
2305 SE 82nd Ave., Portland
Free parking!

This is an important step in a growing effort to raise awareness of the needs along 82nd, in providing avenues for feedback about needed changes, and in learning about potential state funding from the 2015 legislature.  The event will include brief presentations from Kelley Brooks from ODOT, Brian Wong from the 82nd Avenue Improvement Coalition, and Randy Tucker from Metro/Oregon Transportation Forum. They will discuss the current planning process for an 82nd Ave. transportation study, the process for potentially transferring 82nd Ave. from the state to the City of Portland, and an update on potential funding sources for improvements along 82nd. With the 2015 legislative session approaching, now is a great time to get plugged in.There will be time for public comments, followed by brief remarks from legislators and other elected officials; please come join us!