September 2017 ENews
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. 

September Meeting

The next Homestead Neighborhood Association's meeting is Tuesday, September 5th f rom 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the OHSU Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, 707 SW Gaines, Third Floor.   Parking is available.

The September agenda will include two separate discussions with OHSU. 

1.  Brett Dodson of OHSU is introducing and seeking feedback from the Homestead Membership regarding the  OHSU Transportation Demand Management Project . This project encourages employees to travel by foot, bike and transit instead of car.

2.  The second item will be presented by Tara Mather.  Other OHSU staff and consultants will be present to discuss a critical component of the (Light Rail)  Southwest Connector Project ; the connection from SW Barbur or Naito that will bring pedestrians up the hill to OHSU and VA facilities.  OHSU  seeks input on all modes of transportation in the vicinity of SW Campus Drive. This project is referred to as the  OHSU Gateway and the discussion will include the Terwilliger Boulevard pedestrian crossing under consideration. The conversation will include both scenarios for this crossing, surface and undercrossing.

Please note that Homestead Neighborhood Association is on record as being opposed to an at-grade crossing for this project.

The final agenda will be posted on the Homestead website prior to the meeting. We hope to see you there for these important discussions.


The  Code Reconciliation Project is of particular interest to Homestead neighbors and those living and working on Markham Hill.  The discussion draft is available online at . Many in homestead have commented on the draft document.  

The Homestead Board endorsed the comments made and submitted by Milt Jones, Homestead Land Use Chair.  These comments are in response to a proposed mix of RH and CM2 zoning to replace the CM1 zone and can be found on Homestead's website at

News from the Park Bureau....

Duniway Park Track & Field Dedication, Sept. 12, 5:00-8:00pm

"Join youor neighbors and fellow athletes for an evening of FREE, family fun, sports, games, food & dessert at the Duniway Track & Field Dedication"....

Facebook event page is 


A Homestead Safety Committee is in the planning stages.  There is interest in Earthquake Preparedness, NET Training, Policing/Parking and Neighborhood Watch programs.  We have a number of members interested in these topics.  If you are interested in participating or learning more contact Ed Fischer at

Thank you to all who participated in the August Homestead Picnic.  It was a big success with over a hundred persons attending in spite of the heat.  Specific thank you's along with a slideshow can be found on the website.  

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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