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Cully Commercial Corridor and Local Street Plan Adopted

Council adopted plan and map amendments on September 5, 2012

On Sept. 12, 2012, the Portland City Council adopted the Cully Commercial Corridor and Local Street Plan map amendments. At the public hearing with Council on Aug. 29 at Rigler School in Cully, commissioners made a few amendments, one change to the local street plan and a couple of amendments to a resolution on gentrification and displacement.

On Sept. 5 City Council approved one amendment to a rezoning proposal at NE Killingsworth and 60th. The Cully Commercial Corridor Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Map amendments will go into effect on Oct. 10, 2012. The resolutions on gentrification and displacement and the local street plan were adopted by City Council as amended on Aug. 29, 2012.

Portland City Council at Rigler School on August 29 for hearing on Cully Commercial Corridor and Local Street Plan project

Up for the Council's consideration and vote is the Cully Commercial Corridor and Local Street Plan Recommended Draft, a new plan to address community needs for more neighborhood-serving commercial development and to improve the safety and accessibility of Cully's neighborhood streets

On Wednesday, August 29, the Cully community will be hosting the Portland City Council in the heart of their neighborhood at Rigler School. Up for the Council’s consideration and vote is the Cully Commercial Corridor and Local Street Plan - Recommended Draft, a new plan to address community needs for more neighborhood-serving commercial development and to improve the safety and accessibility of Cully’s neighborhood streets. Spanish language interpretation and childcare will be provided.

Cully Commercial Corridor and Local Street Plan
Portland City Council Public Hearing
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 @ 6 p.m.
Rigler School Auditorium
5401 NE Prescott Street
Free Spanish language interpretation and childcare provided

The Planning and Sustainability Commission held a public hearing on the plan on May 22 and unanimously recommended the plan to City Council. The recommended draft report includes select zoning changes along Cully Boulevard and Killingsworth Street area to allow more commercial, residential and mixed-use development, and employment uses in the area. It also includes a local street plan for the Cully neighborhood to increase street connectivity, develop new designs and funding options for implementing local street improvements, as well as prioritizing Cully community street improvements. The plan includes a section on equity, which helps with understanding gentrification and displacement and how it relates to the Cully neighborhood. It suggests follow-up work to monitor the situation over time and develop strategies with community organizations to minimize the negative impacts of change that will happen in Cully.

At the hearing, City staff will present the Cully Commercial Corridor and Local Street Plan Recommended Draft to City Council. Then the public will have an opportunity to give their comments, after which City Council will discuss and then take action on the plan.

Over the past year, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Bureau of Transportation have been working with Cully residents and business people, property owners, bike and pedestrian advocates, and other community groups to collect and analyze data, and hear public opinion on the Cully Commercial Corridor and Local Street Plan project. Project staff subsequently developed the implementation report to respond to the community’s desire for a neighborhood-serving main street and an improved street system.

For more information about the overall project, the main street component, and to request a hard copy of the recommended report, contact Debbie Bischoff, senior planner, at debbie.bischoff@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-6946. For information about the local street plan work, contact Denver Igarta, transportation planner, at denver.igarta@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-1088.

The City of Portland is committed to providing equal access to information. If you need accommodation, please contact us by phone 503-823-7700, by the city’s TTY at 503-823-6868 or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

Rigler School site of May 22 Planning and Sustainability Commission hearing on Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans project

Residents of the Cully neighborhood won’t have to go far to comment on the Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans project on May 22. The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) is holding a public hearing on the Proposed Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans Implementation Report in heart of the Cully neighborhood at Rigler School to get feedback directly from the community.

Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans Project

PSC Public Hearing

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 6 p.m.

Rigler School Auditorium

5401 NE Prescott Street

The recommendations in the implementation report include select zoning changes along Cully Boulevard and Killingsworth Street area to allow more commercial, residential, and mixed-use and employment uses in the area. The report also includes a local street plan for the Cully neighborhood to increase street connectivity, develop new designs and funding options for implementing local street improvements, as well as prioritizing Cully community street improvements.

After the hearing, the PSC can make recommendations that may revise the report, which will be forwarded to City Council for final action at a public hearing in July 2012.

Over the past year, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Bureau of Transportation have been working with Cully residents, property owners, bike and pedestrian advocates, and the business and the community to collect and analyze data, and hear public opinion on the Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans project. Project staff subsequently developed the implementation report to respond to the community’s desire for a neighborhood-serving main street and an improved street system.

For more information about the overall project and the main street component, contact Debbie Bischoff, senior planner, at debbie.bischoff@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-6946. For information about the local street plan work, contact Denver Igarta, transportation planner, at denver.igarta@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-1088.

The City of Portland is committed to providing equal access to information. If you need accommodation, please contact us by phone 503-823-7700, by the city’s TTY at 503-823-6868 or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

Cully community reviews proposals at March 7 community workshop

About 75 residents, property owners and business people attended a Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans project community workshop on March 7 at Rigler School. Community members reviewed City staff’s first set of proposals for Cully Main Street area rezoning and the Cully neighborhood local street system. The proposed changes would facilitate more business opportunities in central Cully and create a safer, healthier community for residents. Overall, attendees were positive about the proposals, and some provided suggestions and other constructive comments to improve them.

The event featured various “stations” with information boards or posters. Staff provided a brief overview presentation and were on hand to discuss proposals and other information and record community members’ comments. Participants were encouraged to fill out two surveys; one for the Cully Main Street portion and another for the transportation side of the project. The information gathered will help guide the project team in developing a staff report and recommendations for the public hearing and adoption process in the spring and summer.

Information from the community workshop

 

Contact Debbie Bischoff with any questions or comments on the workshop and the materials presented. Debbie.Bischoff@portlandoregon.gov or 503.823.6946  For questions or comments on the transportation proposals, please contact Denver Igarta at Denver.Igarta@portlandoregon.gov or 503.823.1088.

You're Invited! Come to a community workshop about Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans Project

Learn about new zoning proposals for the main street area and improvements to the local street system

Community members are needed to review new zoning proposals for the Cully Blvd main street area, as well as ideas for improving the local street system for the Cully neighborhood. To get the public's feedback, the City of Portland is hosting a community workshop on Wednesday evening, March 7, at Rigler School. Staff from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and the Bureau of Transportation will give short presentations and provide opportunities for small group discussions on the proposals throughout the evening. 

Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans Project

Community Workshop

Wednesday, March 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Rigler Elementary School

5401 NE Prescott St.

Refreshments, child care and Spanish interpretation will be provided.

This event follows a fall open house where nearly 80 community members provided input to City staff on how the Cully main street area might expand with more opportunities for businesses. The public also provided ideas on ways to improve walking, bicycling and other modes of travel through the neighborhood, and prioritized streets for improvements.

At the March 7 community workshop, project staff will share specific proposals for public feedback on commercial, residential and employment zoning. Staff will incorporate public comments into a report with recommendations, which will be reviewed at two public hearings before final action is taken. The first hearing with public testimony is scheduled for Tuesday evening, May 22, 2012, before the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission (time and location to be determined). The commission will forward their recommendations to the Portland City Council for their final review and action at a hearing with public testimony in July.

For more information, visit www.portlandonline.com/bps/cullymainstreet or contact Debbie Bischoff, project manager, at debbie.bischoff@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-6946.

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