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CC2035 Advisory Group Meeting, Tuesday, December 7

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The CC2035 Advisory Group will meet on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 4 p.m.

On Tuesday, the CC2035 Advisory Group (AG) will review the Housing and Community Development symposiums, which are summarized in a report that you can find here. The AG will build off of the work done at these symposiums to identify potential emerging policy directions and present a draft set of conceptual policies to be further developed and refined.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500A

If you would like to attend Please be sure to review pages 4-6 of the report (pages 8-10 of the document), which present the proposed draft set of conceptual policy areas.

You can view the agenda for the meeting here. Please contact Elisa Hamblin (503-823-9714) with any questions or comments before Tuesday's meeting.

Recap: Housing and Community Development Symposiums

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A recap of the first two Symposiums in the CC2035 Symposium Series: Housing and Community Development 1 and 2

Communities look on as the panelists discuss important issues at the CC2035 Symposium on Housing and Community DevelopmentThe first two symposiums of the CC2035 Symposium Series, Housing and Community Development 1 and 2, were held on October 22 and November 12, 2010, respectively.

Intense and focused work sessions, these symposiums were a chance for a group of content experts and professionals to discuss important issues related to Housing and Community Development in Portland's Central City.

Project staff have prepared summaries from each of these meetings. For more detailed information, you can read agendas and notes, which provide detailed information about information presented and discussed.

Housing and Community Development 1


Agenda and Minutes

Housing and Community Development 2


Agenda and Minutes

The CC2035 Symposium Series continues on January 13, 2011 with Economic Vitality 1. You can view the entire schedule here.

N/NE Quadrant Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting, Dec. 9

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On Thursday, December 9, the N/NE Quadrant Project's Stakeholder Advisory Committee will meet at Calaroga Terrace in the Lloyd District

The Stakeholder Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, December 9 from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The SAC will discuss the draft scope and goals of the N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Plans. The location and agenda for the meeting are below:

Calaroga Terrace

1400 NE Second Avenue

Portland, OR 97232


11/15 Open House Comments - A Summary

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A summary of comments from the Open House on 11/15, co-hosted by the N/NE Quadrant Project team and the Portland Development Commission

Open House Attendees look over aerial maps of the N/NE Quadrant

The November 15 Open House was the first large public outreach event for the N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Plans (N/NE Quadrant Project). The co-hosted event allowed the community to provide input on both the draft Rose Quarter Development Plan and the N/NE Quadrant Project.

If you were there, you were one of 125 community members who showed up to contribute over 150 comments and ideas. Most of your comments were related to transportation issues, followed by comments about Land Use and Urban Design and then Riverfront.

Transportation Comment Summary

Your comments showed a clear interest in making the N/NE Quadrant of Portland's Central City more pedestrian and bicyclist friendly and making public transit (bus, MAX, streetcar) more accessible. Many of your comments also included suggestions to lower speed limits in the portion of the I-5 freeway that passes through the N/NE Quadrant. Your comments also show sincere concerns about the safety around I-5 on/off ramps that intersect with pedestrian, bicycle and local auto traffic.

Land Use and Urban Design Comment Summary

Many of your comments reflected a community desire for more walkable neighborhoods, with smaller buildings used as residences and businesses (mixed-use).

Riverfront Comment Summary

Your comments about the Riverfront in the N/NE Quadrant highlighted an interest in better access to the river and in keeping/reusing the grain silos at the foot of the Broadway Bridge as an historical focal point for the area.

Additionally, the Oregon Department of Transportation asked you to rate the issues that "are the most important to address as we consider improvements to the I-5 Freeway..." The topic with the most votes was "pedestrian and bike travel improvement," which received 31% of the votes. The topic with the least number of votes was "freeway congestion" (3%).

Keep your comments coming!

Feel free to contact Stephanie Beckman with your other ideas or leave a comment on the website by clicking the link at the bottom of this post.

To read the extended event summary and full list of comments, you can view this pdf document.

Inspiring Communities - Education with Judith Bell

Ms. Bell is a leader in creating communities of opportunity. She was joined by panelists PSU President Wim Wiewel, Park Rose School District Board Member Alesia Reece, Partnership Development Director for Portland Public Schools Lolenzo Poe, and Self Enhancement Inc., President and CEO Tony Hopson.

Judith Bell

On Wednesday, December 8, Judith Bell from Oakland, California's PolicyLink spoke to a crowd of about 75 people at Portland State University's newly renovated Lincoln Hall. A proponent of an initiative called Promise Neighborhoods, which provides "wrap-around" services to young students and their families, Ms. Bell is a leader in creating communities of opportunity. She was joined by panelists PSU President Wim Wiewel, Park Rose School District Board Member Alesia Reece, Partnership Development Director for Portland Public Schools Lolenzo Poe, and Self Enhancement Inc., President and CEO Tony Hopson. The lively panel discussion was moderated by Zeke Smith, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith's chief of staff.

Learn more about the Portland Plan - Inspiring Communities Series

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