5.22.2014

Land Use happenings - including Demolitions Forum and Mixed Use Zone walk TONIGHT!

There are a number of interesting land use gatherings coming up in the next few weeks you should be aware of, beginning with a walking tour tonight along N. Lombard. Read on for more information:

Community Walk - N. Lombard Near Portsmouth
7508 N Hereford
Thursday May 22 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM

City of Portland staffer Barry Manning will lead a walk along N. Lombard to discuss the new zone type that has been proposed. Barry will discuss what projects in these zones would look like and to get neighbors' feedback on what they would like to see.
Find more information here:
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/489127


Neighborhood Center Walk - N. Lombard
Kenton Firehouse | 8105 N. Brandon
Tuesday May 27 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM

North Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability liaison Leslie Lum will lead a walking tour of N. Lombard. The tour of several commercial zones will begin at the Kenton Firehouse with a discussion of different commercial zones. From there the group will walk down to Lombard and head west, talking along the way about what works and what doesn't. The tour will end with a discussion of what might change and how any changes would interact with Kenton and Arbor Lodge.


ABCs of Land Use Workshop
Kenton Firehouse | 8105 N. Brandon
Thursday June 5 | 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Learn the basics of how the City of Portland's land use and development review processes work. Get hands-on experience with a land use review case study, including review of a development proposal and site plan, identification of relevant issues, and effective ways to respond to the approval criteria.

Introduction by Meegan Watts, chair of the Kenton Neighborhood Association and Mary Jaron Kelley, North Portland Neighborhood Services. Presented by John Cole and Leslie Lum, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, and Paul Leistner, Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

Light Dinner and Refreshments will be provided.
 Workshop is free.
 Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 30 people.


Forum on Demolitions, Residential Infill, and Housing Affordability in Portland
Concordia University Luther Hall | 2811 NE Holman St.
Wednesday June 11 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Guest speakers from  the City's Bureau of Development Services, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, home builders, housing and community organizations will address:
• What are the City's regulations around residential tear-downs and new construction?
• How do these trends affect neighborhood affordability, stability and equity?
• What are the environmental issues around the demolition of buildings?
• What is attracting home builders?

For more information about the event please contact Sandra Lefrancois at (503) 823-2780 or sandral@cnncoalition.org.

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