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PSC News: May 12, 2015 Meeting Recap

Comprehensive Plan — work session

Agenda

  • Comprehensive Plan — work session

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/webdrawer.dll/webdrawer/search/rec?sm_class=uri_7223&count&rows=50.  

Compost for sale at Sunderland Recycling Facility

Available May 2-3 and May 16-17, 2015 from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m

Dumptruck unloading leaves

Portland residents can purchase compost for spring gardening from leaves collected around the city as part of Leaf Day Pickup. City of Portland crews use collected materials for maintenance and repair projects, while some recycled materials, like leaf compost and crushed rock, is available to the public.

Sunderland is responsible for composting the more than 5,000 tons of leaves collected through the Leaf Day program. Removing leaves from streets helps maintain streets from clogged storm drains, flooded intersections and slippery streets.

The facility is open to the public the weekends of May 2-3 and May 16-17, 2015 from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In addition to the special weekend sales, Sunderland is open to the public during its regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The cost for each cubic yard of compost is $24.

Sunderland Recycling Facility is located at 9325 NE Sunderland Rd.

Have questions about the compost sale?
Contact Sunderland Recycling Facility at 503-823-3500 or find more information online.

Need help with curbside composting?
Find videos and tips at www.portlandcomposts.com.

SE Quadrant Plan Proposed Draft Ready for Review; Public Hearing with the Planning and Sustainability Commission Scheduled for May 26

New long-range plan for the Central Eastside focuses on employment growth, activating new station areas and fostering research and innovation

Proposed Draft SE Quadrant Plan Cover

Portland’s Central Eastside is a vital part of the Central City. With a combination of large industrial spaces, lower commercial rents than the Central City or South Waterfront, and a soon-to-be unique transportation nexus with the opening of Tilikum Crossing, the district is attracting large and small businesses alike. The area is also becoming a popular place for eating, drinking and recreating.  

The draft SE Quadrant Plan proposes to preserve the industrial sanctuary while expanding the definition of industrial employment and land, activate the new station areas around the new Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Line, and foster an already emerging research and development industry developing on both sides of the river around OHSU and OMSI. The new plan is designed to help the Central Eastside thrive as a 21st century inner city employment district and transit hub, with cultural attractions and access to natural resources like the Willamette River.  

The public is invited to view the Proposed Draft SE Quadrant Plan and provide testimony to the Planning and Sustainability Commission in writing or at a hearing on May 26.

Planning and Sustainability Commission Public Hearing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 3 p.m. (check the PSC calendar one week prior to confirm time)
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500A

To learn how to testify, please read Tips for Effective Testimony.

The SE Quadrant Plan will set direction for changes in regulations that will be developed in the next year. Property owners can review the plan and provide testimony if they want to support or oppose a proposal in the draft plan.

Background

The SE Quadrant Plan Proposed Draft includes goals, policies and actions that will direct growth in the eastern areas of the Central City over the next 20 years. This area includes the Central Eastside Industrial District, East Portland Grand Ave Historic District, new OMSI and Clinton MAX station areas and the Eastside Riverfront.

The plan proposes changes to land use regulations and the transportation system to strengthen the industrial sanctuary while increasing employment densities, encouraging investment, protecting historic resources, establishing more amenities for employees and residents, and managing conflicts between industrial and other operations.

This proposed draft has been endorsed by the project’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee following 14 meetings, multiple subcommittee meetings, tours, neighborhood association meetings and two open house events.

Next Steps

Following the public hearing in May, the PSC will hold a work session on June 9 to formulate its recommendation to City Council (remember to check the PSC calendar one week prior to the meeting to confirm). The project will then go before the Portland City Council for adoption by resolution.

This is an interim step in the Central City 2035 (CC2035) plan process. In 2016, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will begin the public hearing process to adopt the final detailed CC2035 plan. Specific recommendations outlined in the SE Quadrant Plan will be integrated with recommendations from the N/NE Quadrant and West Quadrant Plans and adopted by ordinance as part of the CC2035 at that time.

REMINDER: Portland is Growing: A Festival of Local Films is this Wednesday, April 29 at the Kennedy School Gymnasium

Join us for an evening of “cinematic discussion” of how Portland is growing. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments; movies begin at 7.

Portland is growing in all directions. Come hear different perspectives on growth through the eyes of local filmmakers. Arrive early to chat with friends and colleagues, then watch the movies and participate in a brief question and answer period with the filmmakers. This event is co-hosted by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Portland is Growing: A Festival of Local Films

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
McMenamins Kennedy School Gymnasium
5736 NE 33rd Avenue

This event is an opportunity for community members to share their ideas about how Portland is growing. The videos cover such topics as density near parks, bird-friendly buildings, demolition and infill, gentrification and displacement, bicycling in Portland, the development of New Columbia, growing in Centers and Corridors, and more.

For more information, please call 503-823-7700.  

Plan ahead for neighborhood cleanup events

Reduce clutter by reusing and recycling.

There are over 40 neighborhood cleanup events scheduled around Portland in April and May to give residents a chance to remove unwanted clutter from their homes, basements and garages.

Neighborhood cleanups prioritize and promote both recycling and reuse. The materials accepted at cleanup events vary, from bulky items like furniture, mattresses and appliances to items for recycling and reuse like scrap metal, building materials and household goods.

Volunteers from neighborhood associations coordinate these events and have been offering more options for reuse every year. In fact, there are about 30 events that will include onsite reuse options, allowing neighbors to take, swap or buy items immediately.  

The seven Neighborhood Coalitions are the best source of information about the scheduled cleanup events by neighborhood association.

Central Northeast Neighbors (CNN)

East Portland Neighborhood Office (EPNO)

Neighbors West/Northwest (NW/NW)

North Portland Neighborhood Services (NPNS)

Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN)

Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition (SEUL) 

Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (SWNI)

Find contact information for your neighborhood association from the Office of Neighborhood Involvement or call 503-823-4519. 

Contact the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability at 503-823-7202 for cleanup dates, locations, costs and accepted materials.