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First Brooklyn Station Areas Working Group Meeting Attracts Nearly 50 People

Close to 50 people attended the first Brooklyn Station Areas Working Group meeting on Thursday, January 9. Participants included Brooklynresidents, business owners and other interested community members. During the meeting, staff first provided an overview of the Brooklyn Station Areas project and existing conditions in the area, then asked the group to discuss zoning options for the southern portion of theMilwaukie Ave corridor.

People generally supported the idea of new commercial uses along Milwaukie Ave., but they had many questions and comments related to the potential zoning options and other Brooklyn area issues, including:

  • Concerns about how a zone change would affect on-street parking and local traffic.
  • A desire to learn more about the range of mixed-use zoning options before deciding on any changes.
  • Questions related to the appropriate height and scale of new development along Milwaukie.
  • Mixed opinions about what uses and development are appropriate near the station areas (i.e., retain employment/industrial focus or explore higher density residential uses).

Meeting materials (including the PowerPoint presentation) are available on the Documents webpage. A meeting summary will also be posted on the website soon.

Upcoming Events

Brooklyn Station Areas Meeting #2
Thursday, January 30, 6 ─ 8 p.m.
Agenda: Discuss potential zoning options for Milwaukie Ave(south of Center St), the area south of Holgate Blvd and along 17th St

Brooklyn Station Areas Meeting #3
Thursday, February 27, 6 ─ 8 p.m.
Tentative agenda: Identify and prioritize transportation projects

Both meetings will be held in the Community Room at Sacred Heart Villa (3925 SE Milwaukie Ave).