Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)
1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204
PARK UPDATE AND SKATE DOT FEEDBACK
The illustrated Site Plan shows the current design of the park with the elements identified during the Master Plan process. We are currently in the design development and engineering stage of the project. The next step will be applying for permits this Winter. Construction is planned to begin Spring 2014, with an anticipated completion of Spring 2015.
The goals of the meeting on September 11, 2013 were to:
The Skatepark Advisory Committee provided guidance on the development of the designs. One of their goals is to integrate more “street skate” options within our park system. Street skate designs also tend to be very suitable for beginning skaters who are the intended users for this skate dot.
Thank you for your time and feedback!
Skate Dot Options Described
Skate Dot Option 1 - Street: This option is developed for street style skating targeting beginner and intermediate skaters.
Skate Dot Option 2 - Bowl: This option is developed for bowl style skating targeting beginner and intermediate skaters.
Both options for the skate dot are approximately 2,000 square feet and can accommodate 1 - 2 people skating simultaneously with room for 5 - 10 others either waiting their turn or watching.
Portland Parks & Recreation is designing and constructing the first developed park in the Cully neighborhood. The Werbin Property is a 2.4 acre site located on NE 52nd Ave between Alberta & Wygant and will be developed in 2014. The site is currently being leased to the original owners. The lease expires in 2013.
The Werbin Property was purchased by PP&R in 2009 to help fulfill the need for park and open space within the Cully Neighborhood.
The Cully Neighborhood is home to more than 13,000 residents. Cully is a culturally diverse urban neighborhood with a mix of commercial and relatively dense residential development. The northern edge of the neighborhood is the Columbia Slough with its associated lakes and slough extensions. Generally the northern portion of the neighborhood is industrial with a few commercial uses and older homes. The central and southern portions of the neighborhood are residential, with small pockets of commercial development. The major open space landmarks are the 68+ acre Rose City cemetery, Thomas Cully Park, Whitaker Ponds Natural Area, and Colwood Golf Course. The commercial center of the neighborhood is at the intersection of NE Cully, NE 60th, and NE Prescott. This five-way intersection is a commercial node with a grocery store and other commercial businesses (1992 Cully Neighborhood Plan).
The Werbin Property Master Plan was a collaborative effort between Portland Parks & Recreation, the Cully community, and the Project Advisory Committee. The plan is a vision for the project site and a framework to guide the preparation of detailed design documents for the development of the park. Given the amount of public outreach that has occurred on the project as well as acceptance of the Master Plan by City Council, PP&R will not entertain alternative design concepts. Any significant change in design will require written approval from the Owner’s Representative and substantive changes will necessitate public information meeting(s) per the direction of the PP&R Project Manager.
Property Update - April 2013
PP&R has received the demo permit to remove the existing structure on the Werbin Property. We are currently in the bidding and procurement process to obtain a contractor to complete this work. As part of the work, we will be attempting to preserve any of the existing wood out of the structure that might be used either on the project or repurposed elsewhere. We anticipate that the removal of the structure will occur sometime in May. Once a contractor is hired and we have a more definitive timeline we will provide an update to this posting.
Anticipated Implementation Timeline
Hire Design Team: June 2013
Complete Construction Drawings: June to December 2013
Permit: January to March 2014
Bid: March to April 2014
Negotiate Construction Contract: May 2014
Construction: June 2014 to February 2015