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Joint Open House: Rose Quarter and N/NE Quadrant Projects

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You're invited to learn about and provide input on two planning projects for the N/NE Quadrant of Portland's Central City.

You're invited to learn about and provide input on two planning projects for the N/NE Quadrant of Portland's Central City.
Flyer for the November 15 joint open house.
Monday, November 15, 2010

Memorial Coliseum, 300 N Winning Way

4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Various plans to enhance the N/NE Quadrant of Portland's Central City are in the works. Staff from two such projects, the Draft Rose Quarter District Plan and the N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Plans, invite you to a Joint Open House to learn more about the projects and offer your input.

The Portland Development Commission is leading the project team for the Rose Quarter project. The N/NE Quadrant project is a collaborative project between the City of Portland and the Oregon Department of Transportation. All members of the community, especially those who live or work in and/or travel through the N/NE Quadrant area are encouraged to attend.

The people who live and work in or visit the N/NE Quadrant can provide valuable perspective during the district's planning process. To capture some of that insight, the Open House will provide an interactive opportunity for attendees to learn about district-specific planning projects and help plan for the future of the area.

More Information

For more information on the Rose Quarter District Plan, contact Kevin Brake at the Portland Development Commission at 503-823-3351 or visit the project website at: www.rosequarterdevelopment.org

For more information on the N/NE Quadrant Project, contact Stephanie Beckman at 503-823-6042.

 


The CC2035 team will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868 or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

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BPS News: Irvington Historic District listed in National Register of Historic Places

The Irvington Historic District was recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the nation’s official list of buildings, structures, objects, sites and districts important to American history.

Irvington Historic District

Irvington Historic District

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Irvington Historic District

The Irvington Historic District was recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the nation’s official list of buildings, structures, objects, sites and districts important to American history. The register is maintained by the National Park Service. The Irvington Community Association (ICA) prepared the application with support from neighborhood residents.

About the district

The Irvington Historic District is recognized as an early “streetcar suburb.” It is also recognized for its collection of different styles and periods of architecture, generally houses constructed from 1891-1948. The district encompasses a square-shaped area bounded roughly by NE Fremont St. to the north, NE 27th Avenue to the east, NE Broadway to the south and NE 7th to the west. The area includes approximately 2,800 buildings, nearly doubling  the number of designated properties in Portland.

Oregon law requires local governments to protect resources that have historic designations. This generally means exterior changes to properties in the district will require a historic design review process, as described in the Portland Zoning Code. Property owners in the district can potentially qualify for historic property tax incentives under a program administered by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).

About the process

The historic district listing followed a public review process that began in March 2010, when the proposal was submitted to SHPO by the ICA. The Portland Historic Landmarks Commission and the Oregon State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation reviewed and endorsed the proposal. The final decision, including considering public support for the district, was made by the National Park Service in Washington, D.C., which maintains the National Register.

Now that the historic district has been designated, City records and maps (including PortlandMaps) have been updated. Links to other Historic district maps can be found here

For more information

Portlanders Plan Portland: Brian's Big Idea

Brian created a strategy that builds upon Portland’s distinct neighborhoods as places where streets are used for more than cars, schools are vibrant and successful places of learning, and a diverse mix of people are able to afford quality housing.

Brian visited the Portland Plan booth at the Mississippi Avenue Street Fair on July 10, 2010. He created a strategy that builds upon Portland’s distinct neighborhoods as places where streets are used for more than cars, schools are vibrant and successful places of learning, and a diverse mix of people are able to afford quality housing.

Watch Brian explain his Big Idea in this video.

The Portland Plan - Inspiring Community Series Kicks Off December 1, 2010

Portland Plan News

For immediate release
November 30, 2010

 
CONTACT:

Eden Dabbs
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
503-823-9908
eden.dabbs@portlandoregon.gov

Marty Stockton
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
503-823-2041
marty.stockton@portlandoregon.gov 

Portland welcomes national experts on urban livability

What makes a good city tick? How are other parts of the country dealing with the challenges of our time? Find out during the Portland Plan - Inspiring Communities Series, featuring six experts on urban livability during the months of December and January. The series opens on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, with Dr. Robert Ogilvie from Public Health Law and Policy in Oakland, Calif.
 
Presented by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City Club of Portland and Portland State University, the Portland Plan - Inspiring Communities Series offers collaborative approaches to city policy-making and planning from national experts and local panelists. The series will highlight how other cities are tackling economic development, community health, education and equity, as well as lessons on how to create complete communities and make the most of our natural systems. The Portland Plan - Inspiring Communities Series can help us think critically about the next steps we should take as a community to become more sustainable, equitable and economically secure.
 
Each event will begin at 7 p.m. with an introduction from Mayor Adams, followed by the keynote address, a discussion with local panelists and questions from the audience. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Each event will be broadcast live on Channel 30 and streamed live on PDXPlan.com.

The Portland Plan will be a 25-year strategic plan for the City, and the direction it sets will touch every neighborhood, district and resident of the city as it grows. The plan will help to define priorities, guide investment of public dollars and set the course for Portland for the next quarter of a century.
 
Keynote speakers for the series were chosen for their forward-thinking ideas and innovative work in the fields of education, economic development, equitable communities, environmental design and public health. The series concludes on Jan. 17, 2011.
 
"This is an impressive line up of speakers, and each one of them will help us think about the future of the city with a fresh perspective and new ideas," said Mayor Sam Adams, who will launch Phase Three of the Portland Plan in March 2011. "Even as cities around the world learn from Portland and our leadership on sustainability, Portland stands to learn smart lessons from national experts like Judith Bell, President of PolicyLink, who will speak on how to better serve our city's poorest children with better education, health and social services."
 
Additional sponsors for the series include the Bureau of Environmental Services, Portland Parks & Recreation, Oregon Public Health Institute, The Standard, IBM, Kaiser Permanente, Multnomah County Health Department and Portland Business Alliance.
 
The Portland Plan team will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone at 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868, or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.
 
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Inspiring Communities - Healthy Complete Communities with Dr. Robert Ogilvie

Dr. Robert Ogilvie from Oakland, Calif.'s Public Health Law and Policy discussed designing and building communities so the healthy choice is the easy choice on Wednesday night. He was joined by four distinguished panelists and a crowd of nearly 100 people at the first Portland Plan - Inspiring Communities Series event.

Dr. Robert Olgivie

Dr. Robert Ogilvie from Oakland, Calif.'s Public Health Law and Policy discussed designing and building communities so the healthy choice is the easy choice on Wednesday night. He was joined by four distinguished panelists and a crowd of nearly 100 people at the first Portland Plan - Inspiring Communities Series event.

Watch the video: