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PSC Retreat — work session
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An archive of meeting minutes, documents and audio recordings of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/webdrawer/search/rec?sm_clastext=Planning%20and%20Sustainability%20Commission&sort1=rs_dateCreated&count&rows=50.
PEG members will discuss the draft Urban Design Framework and hear about the Part 2 products.
The CI PEG will finish review of the CI PEG's summary memo and discuss community involvement goals.
Help Solar Oregon and the City of Portland launch Solar Forward, a new community solar project in Portland
Solar Oregon is a nonprofit organization that provides outreach and education on solar technology and its applications, methods for improving energy efficiency, and ideas for building a carbon-neutral future. We serve as a connector and source of information for Oregon’s solar community.
The Intern will focus will work closely with Solar Oregon’s team and the lead project team at Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability on Solar Forward, a Community solar project which represents a new addition to Portland’s tools for transforming the local market for solar energy. Community solar is intended to make participation in the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems available and accessible to a wider, more diverse audience of Portlanders, including renters, homeowners with shaded properties, and those wanting to fund PV in smaller increments than a typical residential system.
The City of Portland has been awarded grant funds from the Oregon Community Foundation's Penstemon Fund in the amount of $100,000. These funds will enable the installation of a solar electric system on Portland Parks & Recreation's Southwest Community Center, providing an opportunity for a wider range of Portlanders to engage in the expansion of clean local energy production.
The Inner SE Station Area Planning process kicked off Thursday, June 6 with the first Station Area Working Group meeting. Approximately 45 people, including neighborhood residents, employees, property and business owners and representatives of institutions in the area attended the 2.5 hour event.
After a project team presentation covering the planning process and background information, participants broke into small groups to discuss their vision for the four different station areas, as well as issues and opportunities related to the new Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail alignment. There were good discussions, and many different perspectives were shared. Staff will summarize feedback from this meeting, as well as the two neighborhood walks held in early June (June 8 and June 13), and make them available prior to the next Working Group meeting on July 17.
See the meeting packet for background information and to view the staff presentation.
Inner SE Station Area Planning
During the summer of 2013, the City of Portland will begin the Inner SE Station Area Planning effort, which will update the vision and long-range plan for the areas around the four new close-in SE Portland light rail stations at OMSI, Clinton, Rhine and Holgate. During this first phase of planning, a series of working group meetings and other public events will be held to gather community input on the future character of these station areas. During the second phase, starting in the fall, ideas will be refined to create preferred concepts and specific recommendations for implementation. See the event flyer for a complete listing of summer events.