In 2010, community members and residents along the SE 122nd Avenue corridor indicated that they wanted access to more businesses and amenities, as well as more user-friendly, attractive and safe design elements in multi-family dwellings. During the SE 122nd Avenue Pilot Study, where much of this feedback was gathered, BPS staff made special efforts to engage youth and other under-represented groups in the community.
Now with the new SE 122nd Avenue Rezoning Project, the bureau will prioritize and implement land use recommendations for the area based on the following questions raised during the pilot study:
Initial emphasis will be given to zone changes that increase the opportunities for neighborhood-scale commercial uses along the southern portion of the 122nd Avenue corridor. Additional consideration will be given to the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Map, and Development Code revisions that support the SE 122nd Avenue Study recommendations for improving multi-dwelling design and compatibility within the study area.
The public will provide input on initial project priorities and advise staff on final recommendations, which will be presented to the Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council for adoption as appropriate.
For more information about the 122nd Avenue Rezoning Project, please visit http://www.portlandonline.com/bps/122ndAve.