Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan

The wait is over! The Planning and Sustainability Commission’s Recommended Draft of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan is now available on the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability website. You’re invited to review the draft plan and submit testimony to City Council through the revised Map App, via U.S. Mail or email, or in person at a public hearing.
Interactive Map App
The Recommended Draft includes a revised Map App, which allows community members to click on or search for a specific property to view any recommended land use changes. Most of the city will keep the same land use designation (residential, employment, open space, etc.); only 14 percent of the area of the city will be subject to change if City Council adopts the Recommended Draft. Visit the Map App at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/mapapp
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has set up a helpline to answer questions about the draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan. Community members may call 503-823-0195, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff will be on hand to answer questions, and interpretation services are available for those whose first language is not English.
Additionally, the City’s District Liaisons will be holding drop-in hours throughout the city this fall to answer questions. Check the Comprehensive Plan calendar for dates, times and locations.
How to Comment
The public is invited to comment on the Recommended Draft directly to City Council via the following methods:
U.S. Mail: 
Comprehensive Plan Testimony c/o Council Clerk
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 130
Portland, OR 972014
In person:   
November 19, 2015, 2 p.m.
Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Council Chambers
Public involvement timeline
With the publication of the Recommended Draft and launch of the Map App, City Council’s official record opens. To give Council and the public time to review and understand the recommendations in the draft 2035 Plan, Commissioners will hold their own work sessions with staff on key topics from September through November.  
The first public hearing at City Council will be on November 19, with other hearings to be scheduled soon after. Council will then hold additional work sessions to consider amendments to the Recommended Draft. A City Council vote to adopt Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan is anticipated in February 2016. Once the Plan has been adopted, it then goes to the State Land Conservation and Development Commission for acknowledgement.
  • September – December 2015: City Council staff work sessions
  • November 19, 2015: City Council hearing @ 2 p.m.
  • November – December 2015: Additional City Council hearings
  • January 2016: Additional work sessions to consider amendments
  • February 2016: Anticipated City Council vote to adopt the 2035 Comprehensive Plan
Early implementation projects
Several Early Implementation projects for the new Comprehensive Plan are currently underway, including zoning code updates for employment land, campus institutions and mixed use areas. Portlanders will have additional opportunities to weigh in on drafts of these projects as they come before the Planning and Sustainability Commission. See an Early Implementation timeline here:http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/543016
For more information about the Comprehensive Plan Update, please visit the project website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/pdxcompplan

P.S. We are providing hard copies of the Recommended Draft and Citywide Systems Plan to all District Coalition offices. If you would like your own copy, please send an email to pdxcompplan@portlandoregon.gov.


Tonight: Mary Poppins at Arbor Lodge Park, byo picnic

See you tonight for Mary Poppins! 

Just an FYI - both food vendors hired by Parks to serve at our movie cancelled this afternoon, so if you see this, think about bringing a picnic, or ordering a pizza for delivery at the park. 

Music at 6:30, movie at dusk!


Agenda for Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Meeting

Agenda for Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Meeting – Thursday August 20th,  2015

All who live and/or work in Arbor Lodge are welcome to join us for this meeting.  We meet at 6:30pm at the Historic Kenton Firehouse on N. Brandon and Schofield.

6:30 – Introductions, any additions to Agenda by those present

6:40 – Portland African American Leadership Forum Presentation

6:50 - Columbia Slough Watershed Council – Kelsie Greer

7:00 - Update on Lombard Ave. Development info (presentation by ALNA Land Use Chair)

7:30 – ALNA Budget Discussion

7:50 - Recap of the Movie in the Park event and BBQ

8:00 - Special election for vacated ALNA Secretary Position


See You Sunday for Mary Poppins and More!

It's official - we'll have free face painting from Mystique's Fancy Faces, a Mary Poppins Costume Contest (be creative!) and a climbing wall this Sunday at Movies in the Park in Arbor Lodge Park! 
  • Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 PM: performances by local musicians Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers and free popcorn.
  • Movie begins at dusk (around 8:30-ish these days - show up early for snacks and fun)
  • Bring jackets and extra blankets - it can get chilly when the sun goes down!

It'll be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 
(dociousaliexpilisticfragicalirupes for those of you in the know)

See you Sunday at Arbor Lodge Park!


This Saturday: Help Keep Arbor Lodge Park Pesticide Free

Calling all ladybug lovers, pollinator pals, and people who just don't like the idea of chemicals in the place where you play:

August 8th between 9-12 noon will be our 3rd "Dig in the Dirt" maintenance part at Arbor Lodge Park and Harper's Playground. Please come help us keep the Park & Playground spray free of all chemicals by weeding around trees, in all planting beds, spreading bark mulch, and get to meet your neighbors in the process.

We meet by the west baseball diamond next to Dekum (closest to Greeley) at 9 am and provide you with the tools and treats you'll need. Hope to see you there!


Seeking 3-5 Volunteers for Easy Job - Flyering

Seeking 3-5 volunteers with 1-2 hours on their hands between Aug 5-14 to flyer in the neighborhood. Help us cover a few holes in our distribution area and explore a (possibly) new corner of the neighborhood:

-Chattauqua  east to Oatman and Lombard south to Bryant
-Willamette east to Burrage and Bryant south to Rosa Parks
- Atlantic east to Wilbur and Rosa Parks south to Ainsworth

We've divided the sections so that they're small enough for one person, and you just drop the flyers off on the front porch. You'd be helping us make sure that everyone (not just people following us online) hear about our August 16th Movie in the Park – “Mary Poppins.”

We'll provided a map of your section, enough flyers, a little exercise and many thanks!

If interested and have the time and energy, please contact Sharon Parker at sharonparker@prodigy.net by Monday or Tuesday of this week if possible!

Thanks a lot!!


Today's the day: Neighborhood BBQ

 We'll be setting up in the park later this afternoon for our neighborhood BBQ. Hope you and your family can stop by!


This Sunday, July 19 - Livability Team Returns!

We're in the beginning stages of forming a "Livability Team" and YOU just might be the person to pitch in and help. Supplies, training and cheer-leading provided!

What's involved?
* Reporting and removing graffiti with safe sprays and scrubbing tools.
* Taking walks in selected areas (you select the area) to pick up trash with gloves and trash picker-uppers.
* Noticing and reporting safety issues to the City - again, training provided if requested.
Sometimes, the groups do their work and then go out to coffee or lunch, others just meet to "do the work." In either case you can help shape the group, meet more neighbors, learn your neighborhood, and make it a safe and clean place to live.

Interested? Meet us at The Arbor Lodge coffeehouse on Sunday, July 19 at 8:30am for a planning session! For more information contact Ali at alisonalucas@gmail.com.


Like Trees?  

Come join an Arborist who is also an Arbor Lodge resident, Gina Dake, this Saturday at Arbor Lodge Park for a tour of selected trees, tree identification, a value and benefits walk and talk, light refreshments and snacks too. This is a family friendly event.

See the large banners on selected trees to demonstrate their value to us as residents of this area.

Come and just enjoy the Park and Playground; structured time on Saturday, July 18th from 9-11.

Brought to you by Urban Forestry and your local Arbor Lodge Tree Team. Interested in the Tree Team? We will have a sign up sheet there for you to share your contact info.


July meeting - see you at the park!

Our monthly meeting for July will br mostly devoted to mingling at Arbor Lodge Park at our BBQ Potluck from 6-8pm! We will, however have a brief discussion at 7pm about purchasing some goodies for our August movie night. See you Thursday!