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June 2016 Kerns Neighborhood Association Newsletter
Greetings from the Kerns Neighborhood Association,
Greetings & Salutations! I hope everyone enjoyed the Memorial Day Weekend!


2035 Comprehensive Plan Update.

Mixed Zones Update.

Projects proposed for the Kerns neighborhood.

And Much More!


Josie Booth

KNA Communications chair

June KNA meeting
  June 16th, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Seize The Summer! June is alive with vibrant outdoor activity, flower and vegetable gardens! Darn it...time to weed!! Enjoying the weather in our Kerns neighborhood! Say hello when you see a neighbor!

The following items lined up for the June KNA Meeting.

1. Public Safety - Crime Stats - Officer Fox.

2. Portland Lloyd Center Community, LLC - Letter of Support - Cassidy

3. Kerns Neighborhood National Night Out Picnic - Steve

4. Street Cleaning Oregon Park - David

5. Land Use Updates - Steve

*Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Pacific Crest Community School.

Topics for next month may be added before July 8th. Please contact if you'd like to request time on the agenda.

The Central City 2035 Plan Discussion Draft Update
  Join The Conversation!
The Proposed Draft will be presented on June 20, 2016 to the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) at a briefing. Commissioners will then hear public testimony at two hearings: one on July 26 and the other on August 9.

Portlanders have the opportunity to submit testimony on the Proposed Draft to the PSC in person or in writing, prior to or at the hearings.

The culmination of more than five years of planning that involved more than 8,000 Portlanders, the Plan lays the groundwork for a prosperous, healthy, equitable and resilient Central City, where people can collaborate, innovate and create a better future together.

Review The CC2035 Discussion Draft

July 26, 2016 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Portland Building, Room C

August 9, 2016 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Portland Building, Room C

After the hearings, the Planning and Sustainability Commission will hold work sessions on September 27, November 8 and November 22 to convey its recommendation on the CC2035 Plan. The project will then go before the Portland City Council for consideration and adoption.

The CC2035 Plan will be the first amendment to Portland's Comprehensive Plan. Specific recommendations comprised within the plan are anticipated to become effective in early 2018.

Public feedback is welcome from June 20 - July 23, 2016. Email:

More Info

Questions? Contact the Central City Team Phone:  503-823-4286

Mixed Use Zones Project Update
  Tell The City What You Think
The PSC will continue to accept testimony on the Zoning Map amendments through July 12, 2016, when a subsequent public hearing will be held on the proposed Composite Zoning Map (which will include Mixed Use Zoning Map changes).

Provide Testimony Email your comments with "Mixed Use Zones Testimony" in the Subject line to

By U.S. Mail:  Attn: Mixed Use Zones testimony
Planning and Sustainability Commission
City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

Through the Map App (this is best for property specific zoning map testimony)

More Info

Tips For Testimony

More Info

Projects Proposed For The Neighborhood
Courtesy of Steve Russell  
316 NE 28th Avenue - The property is under contract for sale to a developer looking to build a multi-story apartment project on the site of the Circle Healthcare facility.

2954 NE Couch Street - The owner is proposing to split the lot, and build a second house behind the existing house.

20 NE 14th Avenue - I don't know the details yet, but a new apartment project is being discussed for this site, which is currently the funeral home.

5 SE Martin Luther King Blvd - Gerding Edlen is proposing to build a 17 story office and apartment building on the site of the Fishels furniture store.

Viking Pancake Breakfast
  June 12th * 8:30 am -1 pm Sons of Norway Logo
Save your Sunday morning appetite for our all-you-can-eat pancakes - served with scrambled eggs, sausage links, fruit, orange juice, and coffee or tea. Adults are $7, children ages 5-12 are $4, and children under 5 eat free.

Grieg Lodge of the Sons of Norway offers classes to kids on traditional Norwegian dances, Norwegian family songs and many other Norwegian cultural activities.

Norse Hall 111 NE 11th Avenue For more contact David at 971-2844-4175.

Sunday Parkways Update
  June 26th - North Portland Sunday Parkways
Hosted by the Bureau of Environmental Services will be hosting Sunday Parkways. June 26, 2016 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (9.5 miles)

North Portland Sunday Parkways Map

Friends Of Laurelhurst Park Work Party Schedule
Friends of Laurelhurst Park is dedicating to engaging its members and users of Laurelhurst Park in efforts to beautify and help manage our historic park.
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Nextdoor NE Kerns, a private neighborhood social network that requires your address to join. Kerns is broken down into 2 sections, inner and outer. This page is not moderated by the KNA. Examples of how people are using Nextdoor: sharing events, asking for recommendations, organizing a community-wide yard sale, setting up playdates, getting the word out about a break-in, finding a lost pet, or planning for an emergency.


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