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Archive for Month: January 2016

Centennial Mills Town Hall

Standing Room Only Reported by Stanley Penkin The history of the Centennial Mills property is a long and sad one. As one of the most historic and iconic properties in the Pearl District, and the entire city, there was much optimism about this prime riverfront site being developed into a unique and significant project benefitting the whole city. Purchased by the Portland Development Commission (PDC) in 2000, there was great anticipation that the city would guide this project to fruition. Unfortunately, that has not been the case. An agreement with a developer in 2008 fell through leading to a lawsuit […]

NW District Parking Meters

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) announced today that it will begin installing parking meters along and adjacent to NW 21st and NW 23rd from Burnside to NW Vaughn, a significant step toward implementing the NW Portland Parking Plan approved by City Council in 2013.  Installation of the approximately 360 meters is set to begin on February 2, 2016, weather permitting. With its significant density of residences, businesses and religious and educational institutions, Northwest Portland has faced the challenge of high-demand for parking. The new parking meters will be an important tool to help PBOT, in partnership with neighborhood stakeholders, […]

Portland Native/Nuisance Plant List updates

The City of Portland, Oregon is proposing an update to the Portland Plant List (PPL). The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), in partnership with the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES), will hold a public hearing February 9, 2016, on the proposed changes to the PPL. BPS is coordinating the administrative rulemaking process for the update. The PPL identifies native plants and nuisance plant species found in Portland and the metropolitan region. The document describes the ecological and social benefits provided by plants on the Native Plants List, as well as the impacts and risks associated with the spread of […]

Community Forums: Willamette River Superfund 

January 26th, 7:00 pm, St. Johns Community Center February 23rd, 7:00 pm, Linnton Community Center Stand up for a Healthy River & Healthy Community with the Portland Harbor Community Advisory group  Forums are Free – All are welcome. Babysitting and snacks provided. Cleanup decisions are coming this spring! Hear EPA’s range of options, get your questions answered and have a say. Find out how the cleanup impacts you! Panelists include representatives from the Portland Harbor Community Advisory, EPA, environmental advocates and more. Sponsored by Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group.  Email or call Barbara for more information, 503-954-3142.