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Creating a livable, walkable neighborhood: SE 122nd Ave Project invites community to February 23rd workshop

The SE 122nd Avenue project is a Portland Plan pilot study exploring opportunities to create a healthy, sustainable and viable “20-minute neighborhood” along SE 122nd Avenue. A 20-minute neighborhood is a place where residents can enjoy convenient, safe and walkable access to daily services and amenities like transit, shopping, quality food, school, parks, and social activities.

The community is invited to a public workshop focused on urban design and infill development: Feb. 23, 2010, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 SE 112th Avenue. The meeting will also feature an opportunity to comment on other ways to improve community amenities and livability. An existing conditions report on the area is expected soon, and a final report with recommendations is expected in June 2010.

Over 30 people attended a community workshop on Dec. 8, 2010, to discuss businesses and services in the area and ways to improve getting around in the neighborhood. The project also hosted a focus group for Spanish-speaking community members on February 8, and similar focus groups for Russian-speaking and Vietnamese-speaking groups are in the works. Finally, the BPS Youth Planners have conducted surveys and focus groups with dozens of youth in the area.
For more information visit or contact Julia Gisler at 503-823-7700.