One City | Many Futures: The Portland We Are Making
Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

One City | Many Futures: The Portland We Are Making

What the hell are we doing?

Buildings are rising everywhere. Streets are clogged. Maybe you’ve heard there is a new Portland Plan or that half a billion will be spent to “widen” I-5. How many bioswales and bike lanes are enough? How many highrises? There's lots of talk about equity, but is anyone creating it? Is Lents the new Pearl?

How do all the changes to Portland fit together? Do they? 

One City: Many Futures will offer a panoramic view of the nextPortland with an unprecedented line-up of the people and projects defining the city’s future: top city officials, developers, architects, and community activists shaping the places that we live, work, and play. 

March 12, 19, and 26; 6-7:30 pm, followed by a reception. Admission: $5-20 each evening; students free. Click here to reserve your spot.

Presented in association with Business for a Better Portland

March 26: Greening Portland

  • The Big Plans: Mike Abbate, director of Portland Parks and Recreation; Jonathan Blasher, director of Parks and Nature, Metro. 
  • A New Willamette Riverfront—OMSI and Willamette Falls, Michelle Delk, Snohetta 
  • An Industrial Transformation: Charlene Zidell, Zidell Yards
  • Beyond Bioswales: Dawn Uchiyama, Bureau of Environmental Services
  • Plus: grassroots green in East Portland; a new master plan for Washington Park; a gateway to Forest Park; and more

Hosted by longtime Portland journalist Randy Gragg, each evening will be fast-paced, lively, show-and-tell of active plans and projects on the horizon, by the people guiding from the top and working and agitating at the grassroots—an unprecedented gathering of leaders on a public stage

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Design Week Portland, now in its fifth year, explores the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. Our mission is to increase appreciation and awareness about design and its far-reaching effects on matters of cultural and social relevance. Randy Gragg is a longtime Portland critic, journalist, and curator on architecture and planning. This series of programs is an outgrowth of his longstanding onstage talk show, Bright Lights: Conversations on Portland’s Future and is one part of Design Week’s strategic push into year-round programing .

Business for a Better Portland is a membership organization that combines the strength of business advocacy with the power of technology and grassroots social change. BBP’s goal is to ensure Portland is an equitable city where prosperity can be shared by all. In its first year as a membership organization, BBP engaged over 200 Portland companies in critical issues of tenant protections and state tax reform and provided members the opportunity to support and participate in events such as Pitch Black, Vanport Mosaic Festival and holiday efforts to support Street Roots vendors.

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One City | Many Futures: The Portland We Are Making
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

One City | Many Futures: The Portland We Are Making

What the hell are we doing?

Buildings are rising everywhere. Streets are clogged. Maybe you’ve heard there is a new Portland Plan or that half a billion will be spent to “widen” I-5. How many bioswales and bike lanes are enough? How many highrises? There's lots of talk about equity, but is anyone creating it? Is Lents the new Pearl?

How do all the changes to Portland fit together? Do they? 

One City: Many Futures will offer a panoramic view of the nextPortland with an unprecedented line-up of the people and projects defining the city’s future: top city officials, developers, architects, and community activists shaping the places that we live, work, and play. 

March 12, 19, and 26; 6-7:30 pm, followed by a reception. Admission: $5-20 each evening; students free. Click here to reserve your spot.

Presented in association with Business for a Better Portland

March 19: How will we move?

  • The Big Plans: Leah Treat, director of Portland Bureau of Transportation; Eric Hesse, director of strategic planning, TriMet
  • Mobility Across the Ages: Bandana Shrestha, Director of Community Engagement, AARP Oregon 
  • Portland's Next Bridge: John Breshears, architect
  • Revolution in the Streets: Ryan Hashagen, Better Block; Jillian Detweiller, Street Trust
  • The New Portland Airport: Curt Robinhold, director, Port of Portland
  • Plus: What's $500 million buying I-5 and the Rose Quarter? And more . . .

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Hosted by longtime Portland journalist Randy Gragg, each evening will be fast-paced, lively, show-and-tell of active plans and projects on the horizon, by the people guiding from the top and working and agitating at the grassroots—an unprecedented gathering of leaders on a public stage.

Design Week Portland, now in its fifth year, explores the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. Our mission is to increase appreciation and awareness about design and its far-reaching effects on matters of cultural and social relevance. Randy Gragg is a longtime Portland critic, journalist, and curator on architecture and planning. This series of programs is an outgrowth of his longstanding onstage talk show, Bright Lights: Conversations on Portland’s Future and is one part of Design Week’s strategic push into year-round programing .

Business for a Better Portland is a membership organization that combines the strength of business advocacy with the power of technology and grassroots social change. BBP’s goal is to ensure Portland is an equitable city where prosperity can be shared by all. In its first year as a membership organization, BBP engaged over 200 Portland companies in critical issues of tenant protections and state tax reform and provided members the opportunity to support and participate in events such as Pitch Black, Vanport Mosaic Festival and holiday efforts to support Street Roots vendors.

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One City | Many Futures: The Portland We Are Making
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

One City | Many Futures: The Portland We Are Making

What the hell are we doing?

Buildings are rising everywhere. Streets are clogged. Maybe you’ve heard there is a new Portland Plan or that half a billion will be spent to “widen” I-5. How many bioswales and bike lanes are enough? How many highrises? There's lots of talk about equity, but is anyone creating it? Is Lents the new Pearl?

How do all the changes to Portland fit together? Do they? 

One City: Many Futures will offer a panoramic view of the nextPortland with an unprecedented line-up of the people and projects defining the city’s future: top city officials, developers, architects, and community activists shaping the places that we live, work, and play. 

March 12, 19, and 26; 6-7:30 pm, followed by a reception. Admission: $5-20 each evening; students free. Click here to reserve your spot.

Presented in association with Business for a Better Portland

March 12: What are we building?

  • The Big Plans: Kimberly Branam, director, Prosper Portland; Joe Zehnder, director of Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
  • The People’s Plan: Joy Alise Davis, Portland African American Leadership Forum
  • Sharing the Wealth: John Haines, director, Mercy Corps Northwest
  • Portland Timbers Get Higher: Allied Works Architecture
  • East Portland Rising: Mustapha Finney, co-director East Portland Action Plan
  • A Kinder, Gentler Infill: Madeline Kovaks, 1000 Friends of Oregon
  • And more . . . 

March 19:  How Will We Move? (see below)

March 26:  Greening Portland (see below)

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Hosted by longtime Portland journalist Randy Gragg, each evening will be fast-paced, lively, show-and-tell of active plans and projects on the horizon, by the people guiding from the top and working and agitating at the grassroots—an unprecedented gathering of leaders on a public stage

Design Week Portland, now in its fifth year, explores the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. Our mission is to increase appreciation and awareness about design and its far-reaching effects on matters of cultural and social relevance. Randy Gragg is a longtime Portland critic, journalist, and curator on architecture and planning. This series of programs is an outgrowth of his longstanding onstage talk show, Bright Lights: Conversations on Portland’s Future and is one part of Design Week’s strategic push into year-round programing .

Business for a Better Portland is a membership organization that combines the strength of business advocacy with the power of technology and grassroots social change. BBP’s goal is to ensure Portland is an equitable city where prosperity can be shared by all. In its first year as a membership organization, BBP engaged over 200 Portland companies in critical issues of tenant protections and state tax reform and provided members the opportunity to support and participate in events such as Pitch Black, Vanport Mosaic Festival and holiday efforts to support Street Roots vendors.

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City Council Hearing to Appeal Macadam Ridge Decision
Feb
7
2:00 PM14:00

City Council Hearing to Appeal Macadam Ridge Decision

File Number:  LU-16-213734 LDS EN M EV (reference in all communication!)

We are seeking your comments on this proposal. The hearing will be held before the City Council who will make a decision same day. To comment, you may write a letter in advance, or testify (3 min limit) at the hearing. In your comments, you should address the approval criteria. Please refer to the file number above when seeking information or submitting testimony. Written comments must be received by the end of the hearing (but the earlier, the better for full review and consideration) and should include case file number plus name and address of submitter. It must be given to the Council Clerk in person, or mailed to 1221 SW Fourth Avenue, Room 140, Portland, OR 97204; or If you choose to provide testimony by email, please direct it to the Council Clerk at Karla.Moore-Love@portlandoregon.gov.

 

 

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Public Hearing for Macadam Ridge Land Use Review
Oct
16
8:30 AM08:30

Public Hearing for Macadam Ridge Land Use Review

WHERE:  1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 3000, Portland, OR  97201

WHEN:  8:30 am

Testify in person, or send in your comments via mail or fax.  Address communication to Land Use Hearings Officer, City of Portland. Please reference Case File #.

Case File #: LU 16-213734 LDS EN M EV, PC# 15-242358

Mailing Address:  Same address as above. Use Suite 3100.

Fax:  503-823-4347

Please note it is important to submit ALL evidence to the Hearings Officer in advance of the hearing.  City Council will not accept additional information if there is an appeal of this proposal.

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SBNA Meeting - OTAK Presenting new Macadam Ridge Application
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

SBNA Meeting - OTAK Presenting new Macadam Ridge Application

Macadam Ridge Development Presentation

Questions For Developer

Reminder to everyone, Otak will be presenting the new layout of their development at our neighborhood meeting this Thursday, Capitol Hill School (8401 SW 17th Ave), at 7pm. We hope to see a strong turnout to show our concerns.

I want to thank you everyone for the feedback. Here's the questions we asked Otak to focus on in their presentation. There should be time at the end of their presentation for a question and answer period. 

1) Environmental impact - Please describe the environmental impacts and the differences from the last application (number of trees cleared, disturbance area, etc.). Please described the associated proposed mitigations to offset these impacts. Your last application was reviewed by BES and they commented "The removal of more than 8 acres of contiguous forest habitat will have a significant detrimental impact..." Does the new plan have a "significant detrimental impact?" If not, why?

2) Land Slide Mitigation - Please describe the geotechnical engineering on the site to mitigate the identified landslide risk. Please describe the horizontal drains, how they are maintained, who is responsible for their maintenance, and what city department enforces the maintenance of these drains.

3) Traffic - Please describe the traffic impact to the existing neighborhood including the traffic movement at the proposed connection to Taylors Ferry Road. Also please discuss the City's response at the Pre-app meeting with regards to limiting the connection at Ruby Terrace to Emergency Vehicle and Pedestrian access. Please discuss if you'll pursue limiting the access to Ruby Terrace.

4) Future Development - There is concern that this is phase one of two or more phases of development using either Tract A or additional properties for the future phases. To avoid any "false or misleading information," please describe the tracts and their intended use(s) and limitations. There is a specific concern that Tract B, also labeled as "Future Access Tract," could be used as access for a future phase of development. Please describe what would be accessed from this tract.

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Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

SBNA Meeting with Joan Frederiksen & The Griffiths

Joan Frederiksen with the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will be attending the SBNA meeting to discuss infill and down-zoning with neighbors. Also in attendance will be The Griffiths, owners of Riverview Abbey and the land slated for the proposed Macadam Ridge development. There may be new issues to discuss as they have corresponded with some neighbors about proposed changes to the site, see below. Come make your voices heard!

Capitol Hill School - 8401 SW 17th Avenue Learn more about infill in this neighborhood here

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