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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-823-6946. For information about the local street plan work, contact Denver Igarta, transportation planner, at email@example.com or 503-823-1088.
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