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Phone: 503-823-7700

Fax: 503-823-7800

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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About the Neighborhood Centers Policy Expert Group

The Neighborhood Centers PEG will explore how neighborhood centers and corridors can accommodate new growth, provide necessary commercial and community services, and be designed to enhance the character of their local communities. This PEG may explore the location, roles and characteristics of neighborhood centers and corridors, along with related housing, neighborhood economic development, urban design and historic preservation policies. It may also consider transportation and other infrastructure priorities for centers and corridors. (Implementing the Equity Framework, Thriving Educated Youth, Economic Prosperity and Affordability, and Healthy Connected City strategy of the Portland Plan)


Meeting Schedule

Neighborhood Centers PEG meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7A. For transit directions, we recommend TriMet Trip Planner. For driving and Biking directions, we recommend Google Maps. There is on-street metered parking and a parking garage located beneath the building. Check our News and Updates page for more information including meeting agendas and minutes.

Potential Topics

The Neighborhood Centers Policy Expert Group will explore how neighborhood centers and corridors can accommodate new growth, provide necessary commercial and community services, and be designed to enhance the character of their local communities.  Specific issues to be addressed include:

  • Identify neighborhood center and corridor typologies, characteristics, locations, and public investment feasibility and prioritization
  • Neighborhood business districts and evaluation of neighborhood commercial accessibility and gaps
  • Growth management and evaluation of alternative growth scenarios against housing, transportation costs and other criteria
  • Gentrification, including tools to address displacement
  • Housing, including location policies and accessibility issues
  • Urban design and historic preservation


Members

Community members have been chosen for their experience and ability to draw on the feedback and experiences of a larger community or constituency regarding perspectives on the topic of their PEG, and for their ability to collect feedback from that community or constituency when needed. Agency staff members have been chosen to bring an agency perspective to PEG discussions and to be able to take back and share PEG developments within their agencies, getting feedback when needed.

 

Kate Allen, Portland Housing Bureau

Lisa Bates, Community Member

Jason Barnstead-Long, Comprehensive Plan Update Community Involvement Committee

Andre’ Baugh, Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission

Paul Cathcart, Portland Public Schools

Kristin Cooper, Portland Bureau of Development Services

Gordon Davis, Community Member

Alan DeLaTorre, Community Member

Betty Dominguez, Home Forward

Justin Douglas, Portland Development Commission

Ivy Dunlap, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

Allen Field, Community Member

Gabe Genauer, Community Member

Ryan Givens, Lents/Foster Green EcoDistrict

Bob Granger, Community Member

Brett Horner, Portland Bureau of Development Services

Denver Igarta, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Carol Mayer-Reed, Community Member

Rick Michaelson, Community Member

Jennifer Moore, Multnomah County Health Department

Gary Oxman, Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission

Dora Perry, Office of Commissioner Fritz

Mark Raggett, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Nick Sauvie, Community Member

Alison Stoll, Comprehensive Plan Update Community Involvement Committee


Staff Lead

Bill Cunningham, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Bill.Cunningham@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-4203


Facilitator

Steve Faust, Cogan Owens Cogan

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