March 23, 2019 E-News
The Homestead Neighborhood Association normally meets the First Tuesday of every month, 7 p m at the OHSU Child Development and Rehabilitation Center; 707 SW Gaines, Third Floor. 


From the March 5 meeting
  • The Homestead Board voted to install Ann Knedler as Outreach and Membership Chair.

There will no April meeting of the Homestead Neighborhood Association. The Land Use Committee will meet with OHSU architects to review the draft drawings of the OHSU Hospital expansion and the Transportation Committee will continue to work on the Marquam Hill connector project. The next meeting will be May 7. The agenda will include nominations for all board positions. If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact Ed Fischer at

OHSU Hospital Expansion Project Update

In November 2018, City of Portland responded to OHSU regarding a pre-application conference that was held  to discuss the plans for a new 14 story hospital expansion. There are three application phases to this large project. Pre-Application, Design and Land Use review, and the permitting phase.

In the initial pre-ap phase, the city required that OHSU submit the scope of a Traffic Impact Study. OHSU has done that and the Neighborhood Association responded asking that the scope be expanded.  Letter from Homestead NA

OHSU's consultant completed traffic counts last week. The counts will be used to support traffic analysis that will be included in a land use application, which will likely be submitted by late April or early May.

The next phase of the hospital expansion will be the Design and Land use Review. This phase will focus on the structure and footprint, the façade and access. The Homestead Land Use Committee will preview a draft of the façade, site placement, and access to and from the site the last week in March before the plans are submitted to the city possibly in June.

The final phase will be the permitting phase when OHSU has responded to the city's pre-application requests, design review is complete and all review requirements have been met. The projected date for permit submittal is November 2019 with a targeted construction start date of March 2020 and a completion date of approximately July 2023.

Save the Date August 6 Annual Homestead Picnic

It is not too early to start planning for this fun event! Please take a minute to fill out the Picnic Survey . The Event Team is waiting to hear how we can make it better!

Tri-Met - SW Connector Survey

The Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project will include a connection from the Gibbs Street MAX Station on Barbur Boulevard to Marquam Hill. This short distance up the steep hill requires some combination of pathways and mechanical facilities, such as an elevator, to make the connection.

From Tri-Met Survey:

 "As we begin to look at connector options, we need your feedback. Take a  short survey and tell us what's most important for choosing the type of connector.
Learn more and weigh in online.  You can also learn about potential connector options and provide feedback at an open house on April 10 ."
An Inclusive Playground is coming to Gabrielle Park /April 10 Open House

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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 Street.




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