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Cully Main Street Open House Materials and Survey Questions

If you missed the Cully Main Street Open House on October 27 at Rigler School, you can still view the information that was presented and share your thoughts and comments about the future of the neighborhood.

The comment period is open until December 12th, 2011. Surveys should take no more than 10 minutes each to complete.

If you missed the Cully Main Street Open House on October 27 at Rigler School, you can still view the information that was presented and share your thoughts and comments about the future of the neighborhood.

The open house featured various “stations” with information boards or posters. City staff were on hand to discuss the findings and concepts presented at the open house and record community members’ comments. Participants were encouraged to fill out two surveys; one for the Cully main street portion and the other for the transportation side of the project. The information gathered will help guide the project team in developing more business opportunities in central Cully and creating a safer, healthier community for residents.

Now you can weigh in online by reviewing the information provided at the open house and answering questions about:

  • Existing conditions in the neighborhood.

  • Needs, opportunities and constraints analysis.

  • Desired characteristics for the main street.

  • Existing local street system conditions and potential options for street improvements.

Information from the open house

Take the Cully Main Streets and Local Streets Plan surveys


Thanks for your input!

Community Open House at Rigler School on Thursday, October 27

Come share your vision for the Cully neighborhood

You're invited to an open house to learn about the Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans project. There you can give your feedback on the information collected so far and share your ideas about where the project should go from here.

You can help answer questions like:

  • Where should new opportunities for commercial uses go along the boulevard area?

  • How should new development occur to fit into the neighborhood and support new businesses?

  • What are the most important walking and biking routes in Cully and how should streets be improved?

Spanish language interpretation, on-site childcare and light refreshments will be provided free of charge. The open house also features a raffle with door prizes!

Staff have integrated community input with research about the Cully neighborhood to describe existing conditions and a business redevelopment analysis in the future main street area and for the local street system. With this information, the City and the community can start to understand what it will take to develop a thriving neighborhood main street and a safe, accessible local street system to serve the Cully community.

Open House for the Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans Project

Thursday, October 27th, 5 – 8 p.m.
Rigler School

5401 NE Prescott St

postcard in Spanish

Presented by the Cully Community, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, and Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Latest Developments with the Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans Project

roll and strollA lot has been happening along Cully Boulevard

In addition to the green street improvements that were recently completed and celebrated with a community celebration on June 21, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability hosted a Roll and Stroll event to kick off the Cully Main Street and Local Street Plan project. See Cully Neighborhood Roll and Stroll Summary for event and survey results, pictures and maps.

Existing Conditions Report now available online

One of the first tasks to undertake for the project was to document existing conditions of the Cully Main Street area and the Cully neighborhood overall, especially the transportation system in the area. The results of that research are included in the new Existing Conditions Report, which includes key findings about business climate conditions, transportation options and mobility challenges, and community desires for enhanced neighborhood services.

Cully Main Street Redevelopment Analysis ready for review

Marketek Inc. was hired to complete an analysis of the existing conditions and potential for future development of the Cully Main Street area. This information will inform future rezoning recommendations to enhance the area with more opportunities for commercial development. The analysis focused on:

  • a retail/office/service analysis and identification of businesses that can be supported in the project area for a 25-year planning horizon.

  • a commercial land needs analysis to quantify the land required for supportable businesses.

To learn more about the Cully Main Street Project Redevelopment Analysis, please visit the website at

About the Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans Project

General information, timeline and background


About the Project

The Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans Project is a one-year effort to increase opportunities to allow more neighborhood-serving commercial development in the heart of Cully, including shops, restaurants and other amenities and services. The project will also help foster safe and attractive routes for residents to walk, roll or bike to local destinations.

The local street plan will identify opportunities for future street connections. It will also consider new designs and funding strategies for improving substandard streets based on community priorities for enhancing local circulation.

The project will conclude with a report that includes zoning recommendations for the Cully Boulevard Main Street area and a local street plan. Both will be presented to the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission and the Portland City Council at public hearings in Spring 2012 for final action.


Timeframe Milestones Public Events
April 2011 - June 2011 Existing Conditions Cully Main Street Roll and Stroll Event
July 2011 - October 2011 Needs, opportunities, constraints and local street tools Open House #1
November 2011 - February 2012 Developing solutions Open House #2
March 2012 - June 2012 Plan development Public Hearing Adoption Process


Northeast Cully Boulevard (including a segment of NE Killingsworth Street) is designated as a main street in the Metro Region 2040 Growth Concept Plan and the Portland Transportation System Plan. But its potential is stifled by land use and zoning that does not match the needs or desires of the community. The Cully neighborhood overall has very limited opportunities for commercial uses because only 2 percent of the properties are zoned as commercial. The neighborhood also has an incomplete street system; street connectivity is severely deficient and a large proportion of streets are unimproved. These issues were highlighted as priorities to address in the Cully-Concordia Community Assessment and Action Plan, which was developed through extensive community participation and approved by Portland City Council in 2008.

Cully Main Street Roll and Stroll and Community Event on June 25

Come gather with neighbors and community groups on Saturday, June 25 to celebrate the new Cully Boulevard street improvements. Residents can take a walk, roll or bike while talking with City staff about the future of the Cully Main Street area and local transportation issues in Cully. The "Roll and Stroll" starts at the "five corners" - Cully Blvd./Prescott/57th/60th - and goes from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Adults, families and neighbors can also enjoy community booths, refreshments and opportunities to meet and greet others.

The Roll and Stroll is the kick-off event for the Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans project, a one-year project to improve zoning to allow more opportunities for neighborhood-serving retail and services in the heart of Cully, as well as provide a local street plan for the neighborhood. The transportation piece will identify future opportunities for street connections and will consider new designs and funding strategies for addressing incomplete streets, based on community priorities for enhancing local circulation and safety for all.

The Roll and Stroll will offer four opportunities to walk part of the Cully Boulevard Main Street area and two opportunities to bike ride the area. An accessible van tour can be arranged if prior interest is expressed to City staff. A number of bicycles and helmets for adults and children will be available for the bike rides. Please contact Denver Igarta (503-823-1088 or for more information on the bike rides and/or to sign up to use a bicycle. For more information on the Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans project and Roll and Stroll event, please contact Debbie Bischoff at 503-823-6946 or

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