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Agenda: December 20, 2012 Neighborhood Centers PEG

Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Conference Room 2500A (Second Floor)

Welcome, Introductions and Updates (8:00 a.m.)
Presenter: Steve Faust, Facilitator

  • Site visit observations
  • Process and schedule update

Age-Friendly City Policy Framework (8:15 a.m.)
Presenters: Alan DeLaTorre, PSU Institute on Aging, and Bill Cunningham, BPS
Description: Presentation and discussion of a policy framework supportive of making Portland a city that works for people of all ages and abilities.  BPS is looking for feedback on policy direction from the Portland Plan, what is missing, what needs to be strengthened.

Equity Issues: Access to opportunity for people of varying ages and abilities, especially older adults.

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Supplemental Reading:

Apartments and Parking (9:10 a.m.)
Presenters:  Matt Wickstrom and Bill Cunningham, BPS
Description: Presentation and discussion on the topic of parking requirements for multifamily development, using BPS parking study material and public comment from a Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) forum held November 13th as a starting point for PEG discussion. Regulations that do not require development to include on-site parking, intended to facilitate transit-oriented development, have generated community concerns about the impacts of this development on the availability of on-street parking and other issues.  BPS is seeking PEG input on a policy and implementation framework for this topic.  Note that future meetings will focus on related issues concerning design, scale and transitions pertaining to higher-density development.

Equity Issues:  Impacts of parking requirements on housing options and affordability, lack of parking options close to homes for elders and people with disabilities.

Related Material:

Supplemental Reading

Public Comment (10:10 a.m.)

Next Steps (10:25 a.m.)

Adjourn (10:30 a.m.)

For more information, please contact Bill Cunningham, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability at 503-823-4203 or Bill.Cunningham@portlandoregon.gov or Steve Faust, Facilitator at 503-278-3456 or steve.faust@coganowens.com

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