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Noise Review Considers Pile Driving

Pile Driving Update: Noise Review Board Considers Action by Stan Penkin As the impact hammer pile driver reverberates throughout the North Pearl at Hoyt Street’s Block 20 project, the Noise Review Board (NRB) met on November 9th to discuss a proposal that would reduce the harmful effects of this antiquated method. With some 25 to 30 Pearl residents present to offer testimony and support, the board discussed its proposal to delete the exemption of impact hammer pile driving from the current construction noise ordinance and to provide that the use of this method come before the NRB for variance approval. This […]

Planning & Sustainability Project Updates

Updates on Current Projects at the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability Recommended City-wide Zoning Map and other Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation projects: The City of Portland is updating its Comprehensive Plan, a long-range 20-year plan that sets the framework for the physical development of the city. In August the Planning and Sustainability Commission made recommendations to City Council on the Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation Projects, including the Composite Zoning Map. The Recommended Draft of the Zoning Map and Zoning Code are available on the BPS website, along with reports for the Early Implementation Projects that brought these changes forward: Mixed […]

Central City Multimodal Responses

Thanks for your interest in the Central City Multimodal Project, PBOT’s effort to make getting around Portland’s Central City safer and easier by prioritizing and building active transportation projects. The Central City is home to the densest population of people and jobs in the state – and it is growing. This fall, PBOT wrapped up an online survey in English and Spanish to collect early input on the project. The survey asked how people get around the Central City, why they travel here and what sorts of barriers they face. 3,472 people responded. Key takeaways include: People want multimodal improvements: 3,106 of […]

W Burnside Open House

W Burnside Safety Improvements Public Open House Wednesday, November 9th, 4:00 – 7:00 pm SCRAP PDX, 1736 SW Alder St SCRAP will provide staffed activities for children, so if you have kids, bring them along! PBOT has several related W Burnside projects in differing stages of design – come learn about the following: W Burnside Sidewalk Infill from NW 24th to Uptown Terrace: Learn about the construction timeline and design for this project, which will install new sidewalk on the north side of W Burnside from NW 24th to Uptown Terrace. ADA ramps at W Burnside and 24th will also be […]

Vision Zero Final Plan

After receiving feedback from District Coalition meetings and community input the Vision Zero Task Force helped to shape the Portland Vision Zero final draft Action Plan, which includes 32 actions. Vision Zero is Portland’s goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2025. The final draft of the plan is available at www.VisionZeroPortland.com.  Next Wednesday, October 12, 3:00 pm time certain, the final draft Vision Zero Action Plan will be in front of City Council. If you are interested in attending Council, we would welcome the support. If anyone is interested in testifying, please arrive a little early to sign-up. Additionally, Oregon Walks […]

Transportation System Plan

TSP Stage 2 Recommended Draft now available here The Planning & Sustainability Commission (PSC) received over 400 public testimonies on the previous draft of the Stage 2 TSP Update and made key changes in the Recommended Draft now before City Council.The City of Portland is updating the Transportation System Plan (TSP): the long-range plan guiding transportation investments in the City. The TSP is part of the Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation Package. Some elements of the Stage 2 Recommended Draft include: Revised Street Design Classifications to incorporate Corridors and Greenways designated as part of the Comp Plan Urban Design Framework Updated Performance Measures to […]

LWV Local Ballot Measures Debate

Three Local Ballot Measures: Weighing the Pros and Cons Monday, October 10 6:30 – 9:00 pm Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Boulevard This Local Ballot Measure Forum is free and open to the public. The League of Women Voters of Portland will host debates on three local ballot measures. We will examine how these measures will affect Portland and Multnomah County. We will also hear what advocates on both sides are saying about them.  The debates will address the following measures. Measure 26-179, City of Portland Affordable Housing Bond In Favor: Jessica Larson, Director, Welcome Home Coalition Against: Eric […]

Portland Building Reconstruction Project

You are invited to attend the Portland Building Reconstruction project open houses.  This is an opportunity for you to learn about this important project and provide input on the design of the building’s public spaces. Team members will be on hand to share information about the background, schedule and scope of this project, and answer questions. Open House Dates Wednesday, September 28 4:00 – 7:00 pm Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Avenue, 2nd floor, room C Wednesday, October 5 3:00 – 6:00 pm Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 SE 112th Avenue Both open houses are free, open to the public, and […]