April 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. 

Important information regarding increased density in the Homestead area 

*** Revised Residential Infill Proposal Released ***

The new Residential Infill Code that allows for increased density in residential areas is moving closer to final approval by the Portland Sustainable Commission and City Council. This code language will allow for significant infill and increased density (including multifamily and triplex development) by applying an "a" overlay zone to many residential properties in the Homestead area. It is expected to be final by the Fall.

Map showing areas within the Homestead boundaries

Homestead and many other neighborhoods have testified and suggested changes to this code but it would appear these have not been considered. The new code does not take into consideration infrastructure to support this new development, increased traffic and parking concerns, and many other livability issues. More information about the project and a map of the proposed overlay areas is available at the following link.

The Homestead Neighborhood Association Board and many other SW neighborhoods have commented and have considerable concerns about this new code.  SW Neighborhoods Coalition (SWNI) has prepared a letter to Morgan Tracy, Infill Project Manager.

Letter to RIP Manager from SWNI

Please take time to read about this project, review the map area, and comment or attend one of the public hearings scheduled for May 8 or May 15 at 5 pm at 1900 SW 4 th room 2500. You can also write to the Sustainability Commission at

Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission
Residential Infill Testimony
1900 SW 4th, Suite 7100
Portland, Oregon 97201


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


Comments relating to the Homestead NA, the Homestead Enews or the website can be made at 

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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