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About the Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans Project


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.

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