7.15.2018

Summer BBQ - SAVE the DATE, August 12, 4-7

BBQ time!

What?   ALNA Summer BBQ
When?  Sunday, August 12th, 4-7
Where? Arbor Lodge Park - near the playground
Food you say?  YES!  
                           We will provide veggie burgers, hamburgers, hot dogs, buns and fixings.
                           You can bring something to share

Did I hear Music?  YES!  
                                 Logger's Daughter, a local Arbor Lodge Band will be there to entertain you

This is an official National Night Out Event, we will have some info for you from our Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness team, we hope for others too.

See you there!  Let's Party in the Park

6.22.2018

Land Use Updates, Public Comment Deadlines

This is your June 20th, 2018 land use update from the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association. The topics covered in this edition are:

1)Better Housing By Design Testimony
2)New multifamily developments
3)Updates on Rosa Parks + N Denver
4)Transportation Updates


1)June 25th Deadline To Comment on Multifamily Zoning
Monday June 25th is the deadline to provide your comments on the multifamily zoning updates referred to as Better Housing By Design. We encourage you to use this link  to the "Map App" to provide your testimony. If you have time to review a summary document explaining changes it is available here. You are of course welcome to comment on any topic you wish, however my recommendation is to focus on helpful measures which are not assured to make it to the final version introduced to city council. These are:

  • Support for requirements to include outdoor space for multifamily housing
  • Support for requirements for landlords to subsidize public transportation for multifamily housing tenants  (AKA "transportation demand management, TDM, measures)
  • Support for preserving the transitional measures between high and medium density zones that are unique to the North Interstate Planning District
If you only have 2 minutes to spare, copying those three bullets into public comment would be beneficial to the quality of life for new residents, and their existing neighbors. These are compromise measures staff at BPS have introduced, and they are not assured to be adopted. A transcript of the comments the ALNA provided at a June 12th public hearing are located here   These comments include proposals to promote tree preservation, and added detail on the three bulleted items above.

2)New Multifamily Developments
Two new significant projects have come into the development pipeline this week. These are a proposal for a 3 story 34 unit building at 6868 N Montana, and a three story 18 unit building at6306 N Maryland  We have reached out to both development teams to arrange public meetings to review these projects. If you live near or have a personal interest in these projects please feel free to reach out as we could use help engaging neighboring properties and the immediate area. 

3)2005 Rosa Parks Update
The ALNA Land Use committee continues our engagement with Path Development and Wilson Architects to discuss modifications to the 66 unit building at the corner of Denver and Rosa Parks. The community held a meeting in April, and we have continued our work to advocate for the priorities expressed by those in attendance. The development team submitted a permit application in an effort to vest their project under the previous version of the mixed use (commercial + residential) zoning code. They claim to be considering options to include ground level commercial space to add some public accessible space to this intersection, but we have not seen any design proposals.  At this point, the September groundbreaking appears unlikely and we will keep everyone updated on what is occurring. 

4)Transportation Updates
If you are available tomorrow evening, PBOT will be providing a 30 minute update on the Rosa Parks restriping project at the start of our neighborhood association meeting. http://www.arborlodgeneighborhood.com/  for timing and details. 

ODOT are advancing a pilot program to toll sections of I-5. The proposal imposes tolling south of the Going/Alberta exit on I-5. This proposal likely will add to cut-through traffic from drivers exiting at Lombard, Rosa Parks and N Killingsworth to avoid the tolls. If you are available to attend a public meeting on Monday June 25th, from 9AM to 12noon, the details area available here: https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Get-Involved/Pages/Value-Pricing-Committee.aspx  If you are interested in supporting your neighbors who wish to represent North Portland's perspective on I-5 tolling please drop me a line.

Thank you for reading and please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about development and land use issues in Arbor Lodge.

Regards,

Mark Wyman
Co-Chair Land Use Committee
Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association

6.19.2018

Rosa Parks Restriping, New Construction on Thursday's Agenda


Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association
Agenda
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Historic Kenton Firehouse 8105 N. Brandon

If you are interested or skilled in law, data analysis, land use, transportation, communications, photography, design or grant writing… please come and let us know!


6:30 - 6:35 Introductions

6:35 – 7:05 Rosa Parks Restriping / Crosswalk Update (Scott Cohen, PBOT)

7:05 – 7:15 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Presentation

7:15 – 7:20 Neighborhood Cleanup Report (Rowan)

7:20 – 7:25 Sunday Parkways (Sharon)

7:25 – 7:35 Land Use Updates (Mark Wyman)

7:35 – 7:40 Dog Bowl Proposed Changes (Suzy Root)

7:40 – 7:45 Announce open positions/ Break

7:45 – 7:55 Review of January Workshop Discussion

7:55 – 8:25 Budget discussion & planning

8:25 – 8:30 Review of Minutes

Fin

6.15.2018

Willamette Blvd. Active Transportation Improvement

North PDX Connected is an active transportation improvement plan for North Portland focusing on the N Willamette Blvd corridor. Based in community input, the plan seeks to improve safety and comfort for people walking, biking, and taking transit along the corridor and to ensure equitable engagement and distribution of impacts. The enhanced corridor will help connect neighborhoods in North Portland to each other and to the rest of the city.See the report here.

5.24.2018

Dog Bowl Use in Question

Hi Neighbors,

Please view this link for important information about possible changes and provide feedback about the future of the Dog Bowl.

https://dogbowl.consider.it/dog-bowl-use-feedback-requested

5.23.2018

Neighborhood Clean Up Success

The Neighborhood Association would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make the Cleanup happen. Because of your help, we recycled four truck loads of Styrofoam, three 40-foot containers of metals and mixed materials, and six pallet-loads of electronics, and more than 35 used tires. We also had a Buy Nothing Project supported swap-and-share area that celebrated community and found new homes for many awesome things in the process! Because of your help, the Neighborhood Association will be able to continue to offer relevant services to our neighbors including an off-season bathroom for our park. 
Thank you: Julie, Bob, Ginger, Olivia, Mary Helen, Andy, Rafa, Jesse, Mina, Shannon, Nancy, Jake, Star, Greg, Sierra, Tom, Allison, Deb, Beth, Karen, Matt, Laurie, Tom, Robert, Mike, Dale, Peggy, Amber, Julee and Katie. 
And our generous neighborhood businesses: Les Schwab, Green Zebra Grocery, El Burrito Azteca, Blackbird Pizza Grindhouse Sexy Coffee, Thai Ginger and New Season Arbor Lodge.

5.09.2018

Love your Park!

What?  work party to maintain our Pesticide Free Status
When?  Saturday, May 12th, 9-12
Where?  Arbor Lodge Park - meet at west baseball diamond
We'll weed around trees, spread bark mulch, meet neighbors, have fun too.
Hope you'll join us.

5.08.2018

Come volunteer with Arbor Lodge: May Agenda


Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Agenda
6:30 pm Thursday, May 17, 2017
Historic Kenton Firehouse 8105 N. Brandon

If you are interested or skilled in law, data analysis, land use, transportation, communications, photography, design or grant writing… please come and let us know!

6:30 - 6:35  Introductions

6:35 – 6:50 Request to remove board officer

6:50 – 7:05 Land Use Update

7:05 – 7:10 Rosa Parks Restriping Update

7:10 - 7:15 Porta Potty Feedback

7:15 – 7:20 Update on Neighborhood Clean Up Day

7:20 – 7:25 Request from NET to purchase large tent (hold motions until after budget discussion)

7:25 – 7:30 Block Parties

7:30 – 7:40 Review of January Workshop Discussion

7:40 – 8:15  Budget discussion using "fishbowl technique" in which just the Board will talk with members listening/watching, then Board will ask members for comments, input, if a decision to be made, before any motions by board are considered

8:15 – 8:20  Review of Minutes

Fin


5.02.2018

Wednesday May 9th Land Use Meeting





Arbor Lodge Land Use Meeting
Wednesday May 9th 6:30 PM
Chief Joseph Elementary School
2409 N Saratoga St


Three development teams will be presenting designs for a total of 8 new multifamily
buildings proposed for Arbor Lodge. Join your neighbors to learn more about new
development,  ask questions and provide feedback directly to the development
teams.

6:30-7:00PM Brett Schultz Architects will present:

1415 N Dekum (3 story, 18 units)
1340 N Dekum (2 buildings, each 3 story, 15 units)

7pm-8pm WDC Properties will present:

6556, 6936, 7106 and 7126 N. Greenwich
All four buildings are proposed as 3 story, 12 units

8-8:30PM Marnella Homes will present:
6826 N Greenwich (3 story, 9 units)

If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about this meeting or land use issues in Arbor Lodge please contact landuse@arborlodgeneighborhood.com 




4.30.2018

Spring Clear Out? Clean Up is May 19th


Arbor Lodge Cleanup Day May 19th

Come meet your neighbors and get rid of your unwanted stuff, all in one convenient location.  A truly win-win situation!

May 19th, 10am-2pm

See photo for what we are accepting and what we can't take.