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CC2035: Goose Hollow Events Generate Ideas for the West Quadrant Plan

Two events in Goose Hollow helped to launch the work for the Central City's West Quadrant Plan

The West Quadrant planning process kicked off in early December with two events focused on the Goose Hollow District of the Central City. First was an evening workshop held on December 5th where community members worked in small groups to identify community assets, issues and opportunities that should be considered during the planning process.

Second was a concept development charrette held on December 12th, where stakeholders, staff and consultants spent the afternoon generating ideas about how Goose Hollow could look and feel in the future. A number of rough sketches were produced illustrating those ideas

There was a good turnout for both events, each drawing about 30 people, including a mix of residents, area businesses and property owners. Participants came with a high level of energy and excitement about the planning process and there was lots of good discussion and exchanging of ideas. Thank you to the Hotel deLuxe for hosting both of the events!

Staff will work to compile the results of the events into a summary report that will be available in late January 2013. From there ideas will be grouped into draft concepts for further discussion and feedback from the community.

Want to know more about what happened? Check out the Goose Hollow event materials and existing conditions maps.

For more information about the Goose Hollow planning process, contact Stephanie Beckman at 503-823-6042 or

PSC News: December 11, 2012 meeting recap and documents

Comp Plan Update – briefing; Health Policy Scan – briefing; West Hayden Island Draft Plan – work session


  • Comp Plan Update – briefing
  • Health Policy Scan – briefing
  • West Hayden Island Draft Plan – work session

Meeting files:

An archive of meeting minutes, documents and audio recordings of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at

BPS News: What to do with holiday packaging

How to sort, reuse, donate and recycle your gift wrap

When the gift-giving frenzy is over, we are often left with piles of gift bags, wrapping paper, boxes and other packaging. Here are some tips for sorting the wrapping rather than letting it all go to waste.

Reuse or donate

Gift bags, durable ribbons and bows, boxes or other packaging materials in good condition (including wrapping paper) can be used again. Under-the-bed storage boxes or other durable containers can make storage easy and convenient. If you’d rather not store gift packaging, you may donate to SCRAP for creative reuse.


Some gift wrap items can be recycled at the curb, including:

  • Wrapping paper without glitter or other shiny coatings.
  • Tissue paper.
  • Cardboard boxes.
  • Other holiday items like cards, envelopes, catalogs, paper product packaging, notecards and instruction manuals.

Toss the rest

After sorting out the reusable and recyclable items, the remaining items should go in curbside garbage (or to a non-curbside recycling facility, if applicable):

  • Shiny or glittery wrapping.
  • Bows, ribbon and gift bags that can’t be reused.
  • Hard plastic product packaging, packing peanuts and styrofoam blocks (these items may be recycled at a non-curbside facility).

If your household has extra garbage, you can set out extra bags on your collection day for $5 each. Extra garbage must be 32 gallons or smaller and weigh 55 lbs. or less. Renters should arrange with landlords to authorize extra garbage collection.

Use the Curbside Collection E-schedule to find your pickup schedule, sign up for weekly reminders and look up your garbage and recycling company.

For additional curbside collection information, visit our Residential Service website.