LUTC meetings resume in 2022. Stay tuned in for updates coming January.
Happy holidays! 2021 has been a year of changes. SE Uplift says goodbye to Leah Fisher who oversaw the Neighborhood Planning Program for over five years. Leah continues on at Civic Life as coordinator to southwest neighborhoods. Thank you, Leah!
What's happening around SE Portland?
Historic Resources Code Project
"The Historic Resources Code Project (HRCP) is a Bureau of Planning and Sustainability zoning code project that has researched regional and national best practices, analyzed deficiencies in Portland’s existing historic preservation regulations and solicited multiple rounds of public feedback on concepts to result in recommended zoning code amendments related to the procedures, thresholds and incentives that apply to inventoried and designated historic resources. The project builds upon previous historic resource zoning code projects that were adopted in 2013, 2004, 2002 and 1996."
The Portland City Council will hear virtual testimony on potential amendments to theHistoric Resources Code Project Recommended Draftat 2 p.m. on December 15, 2021. Individuals have two minutes to testify, unless stated otherwise at the hearing. Only testimony pertaining to the potential amendments will be considered.
Multnomah County is hosting an online open house for a replacement to Burnside Bridge and on refinements being considered. Three cost saving proposals to the Long Span Alternative are necessary to compensate for inflation and to keep the design proposal competitive for contractors. The changes will impact space available for transit, pedestrians, personal mobility devices, and car traffic and your feedback will help ensure a safe design for all users of the bridge.
Opportunity to engage: Complete the survey today to be entered to win of three $150 Visa gift cards.
What: The Lower Southeast Rising Area Plan aims to address the historic lack of infrastructure investment in parts of Southeast and East Portland—including Brentwood-Darlington and portions of Mt Scott-Arleta, Woodstock and Lents—and seek community input to guide healthy community development.
Status: Materials from the Project Advisory Committee meeting on November 15are available online. An existing conditions report, a market analysis report, an opportunity mapping analysis report, and a public involvement plan are also available for review online.
Next opportunity to engage: The next Project Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled forJanuary 24 at 6:00 pm. Those interested can alwayssign up for email updates. Feedback is open on a new mapping tool called "Pin It, Portland" where you may pin comments to the study area map and view what other people have shared as well.
What: The Oregon Transportation Plan Update is underway right now with opportunities for your voice to heard. The plan will guide investments for the next 20-25 years across the state for both current and future needs. Several state facilities exist within the SE Portland area (e.g. Powell Blvd, Marquam Bridge, McLoughlin Blvd, Interstate 84, etc.) in addition to inventories across the state. You are invited to learn more and review the online open house.
Opportunity to engage: The online open house is available through December 22nd and welcomes your input.
The Policy Coordinating Committee meets December 15th 1PM. Each meeting will include time for public comments.
The Map App shows how changes to land use, transportation and infrastructure will help the city to grow, create more jobs, address natural hazards and City service gaps, and help make Portland a more livable city.
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