April 27, 2018 E-News
The Homestead Neighborhood Association normally meets the First Tuesday of every month, 7pm at the OHSU Child Development and Rehabilitation Center; 707 SW Gaines, Third Floor. 

May meeting location change. Please note that the 7pm, May 1 Homestead meeting will be held in a different building than usual. To avoid confusion, we will gather at 7pm at the front doors of our usual meeting location -- the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center at 707 SW Gaines. At 7:05 pm, we will walk together the short distance (approximately 700 feet) to the new location. 
The agenda will include the review and approval of Homestead's draft testimony to Council regarding the Residential Infill Project (RIP) and the nomination of board members for the June election. We are beginning the process of planning the Annual Homestead Picnic. We need volunteers! Please attend the May meeting if you have ideas or are interested in helping with is event.

Residential Infill Zone Change - Comments due by May 15th. SW Portland residents affected by the Residential Infill zone change proposal have probably received a notice from the city of the proposed zone change and what it means for your specific property. While the Homestead Neighborhood Association may take a position on this proposal, your voice is the one that needs to be heard. Please check the area map (link below) to see a more comprehensive view of what it means for your entire neighborhood. 

Comments are due to the Portland Planning and Sustainability Council (PSC) by May 15. Send your comments to the council by US Mail- PSC, Residential Infill Testimony, 1900 SW 4th Avenue, S uite 7100, Portland, Oregon 97201 or submit online at Map App    Click on the testify button.


Transportation Improvements. Thank you to all who participated in the Homestead Transportation Priority Survey last May. These priorities were forwarded to the Marquam Hill Meter Revenue Committee. They have reviewed Homestead NA's priority list and selected six projects to fund, one of which is adding sidewalks between 11th and 13th along SW Gibbs. The project has now been set in motion.

At the request of the Marquam Hill Meter Revenue Committee, the City of Portland has initiated a project to add sidewalks to the north side of SW Gibbs Avenue, between 11th and 13th Avenue. The City is very early in the process, having only just identified a project manager. In future months they will need to reach out to the adjacent property owners as well as develop engineered plans so that the project can be constructed.


Homestead NA Board elections will be held on June 5th at the Annual June Membership meeting. Board positions include President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Outreach and Membership Chair and two Director's-at-large. If you or someone you know are interested in placing your name of the ballot, contact Ed Fischer at Click here to become a voting member!


June meeting to include topic of Crime Prevention. The June meeting will include a conversation regarding Crime Prevention. The city's Crime Prevention Specialist, our neighborhood Police Officer and others will be in attendance to discuss the many recent car prowls and other safety concerns in the Homestead area. Please attend this important meeting. More information will be posted on our website at


Make your voice heard.........
The year ahead will be a busy one filled with discussions and important decisions that affect the Homestead area.  If you want to be part of the conversation you can become a member using the membership form found on our website. 

Homestead also contributes to the monthly "Southwest Neighborhoods SW News".  You can subscribe online at


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Jackie Phillips 
Vice-President, Homestead Neighborhood Association 

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Neighborhood meetings are held at 7:00pm, the first Tuesday of each month during the school year at the OHSU CDRC, 3rd Floor, SW 6th and SW Gaines.

You are invited to join us for our monthly meetings and frequent park events!




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