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Citywide Tree Project: Upcoming Public Events

The Portland Planning Commission (PC) has closed the public hearing on the proposed Citywide Tree Policy Review and Regulatory Improvement Project. The Staff Report and Final Recommendations Package for the Planning and Urban Forestry Commissions will be posted July 6th.

The Planning Commission is expected to take action on the final recommendations at its July 27th meeting and either send it forward to City Council with the changes recommended during the work sessions, direct additional changes, or request additional review.

The Urban Forestry Commission is expected to take action at its July 29th meeting. Upon the Commissions' recommendation, staff will develop a Final Recommended Draft Proposal and post it for additional public review prior to the City Council hearing.

Hollywood Urban Park Community Event Series

Come join Hollywood Neighborhood Association (HNA) to explore a future Urban Park!

The Hollywood Neighborhood Association is sponsoring summer events to conceptualize and create a Hollywood Urban Park. Portland Parks and Recreation and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff will partner with HNA during these events to help the community organize and move forward.

What would you like to see in a future Hollywood Urban Park? Take the survey!

Neighborhood Walks

Credit: Hollywood Neighborhood AssociationMembers of the community, along with Hollywood Neighborhood Association and City staff, take a Neighborhood Walk on June 10, 2010.

Saturday, June 26 and Saturday, July 10, 11 am.

Meet us at the Information Booth of the Hollywood Farmers Market. Join us on a walk to discuss seven potential sites for an urban park in Hollywood. Count on one hour for the walk.

Design Charrette

Thursday, July 22, Hollywood Senior Center, 7 pm.

Join us to explore the possibilities for three of the potential sites. We’ll discuss activities and amenities to make an urban park a success in Hollywood.

Presentation of Findings

Thursday, August 26, Hollywood Senior Center, 7 p.m.

Join us to hear the results from the Hollywood Urban Park Community Event Series and to discuss the next steps.

Contact HNA Chair Craig Stockbridge or Elisabeth Winnen for more information: info@hollywoodinportland.org

Northwest District Remand adopted by City Council

Changes to zoning and Comprehensive Plan designations in Northwest Plan District approved

On June 17, 2010, the Portland City Council voted to adopt the ordinance changing the zoning and Comprehensive Plan designations in the Northwest Plan District. Because some of the changes will also have to be approved by Metro, the ordinance will not take effect until December 1, pending Metro approval. We expect a hearing before the Metro Council in early August.

City Council also adopted the ordinance requiring a Northwest Master Plan for certain sites in the Northwest Plan District. That ordinance will take effect on July 17, 2010.

For more information about the NW Remand and the NW Plan District, please visit the website at http://www.portlandonline.com/bps/index.cfm?c=50598 or contact Joan Fredrickson at 503-823-3111.