Final Reminder: Mixed Use Commercial Zones Info Sessions 2/25 & 2/26

Join us tonight or tomorrow morning…

Mixed Use Zones Project

Revised Zoning Concept – Information Sessions

(Note: Mixed Use Zones are replacing All the Commercial Zones in the City of Portland)

Join us at an information session to learn about the Revised Zoning Concept, including draft development and design standards. 

The information sessions will begin with a drop-in open house, followed by a presentation. Staff will be available after the presentation to answer questions and listen to feedback.

Session #1

February 25, 2015, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500 (2nd Floor)

5:30 – 6:30 PM: open house

6:30 PM: Presentation – Refined Concept

7:30 – 8:30 PM: open house/Q&A


Session #2

February 26, 2015, 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500 (2nd Floor)

7:30 – 8:00 AM: open house

8:00 AM: Presentation – Refined Concept

9:00 – 10:00 AM: open house/Q&A


For more information about the Mixed Use Zones Project:



Phone:  503-823-7700

Mail: City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

1900 SW 4th Avenue #7100, Portland, OR, 97201

Tues. March 3rd Board Meeting @ GA Society

Hi Folks,

Please join me for our next RCPNA Board Meeting on Tues. March 3rd at the German-American Society, 5626 NE Alameda, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  We have a number of topics to cover, including:

  1. Final Comments on Comprehensive Plan Update (March 13th Deadline)
  2. Budget and Annual Work Plan
  3. Communication – Website Update & Newsletter
  4. May 16th Annual Clean-up & Garage Sale
  5. April General Membership Meeting
    1. Board Elections
    2. Sandy Civic Corridor Visioning
  6. Music in the park & Michael Roth Annual Golf Tournament

Please let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, or deletions.  I hope this note finds you whole and hearty with this amazing Spring weather.

My best,

Tamara DeRidder, AICP
Chair, RCPNA

February 19th LU and TC Meeting @ GA Society 7-9 pm

Hi Folks,
Please join me for our regularly scheduled Land Use & Transportation Committee meeting Thursday, Feb. 19th, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the German-American Society, 5626 NE Alameda.

Click on the following highlighted words to obtain the following documents:

There are a number of items that will be discussed, including:
1. Brad Perkin’s proposed Tillamook Bikeway, removing all E-W stop signs on Tillamook, see attached.
2. Type 2 application – Adjustment to a Assisted Living Unit being created internal to 1504 NE 56th Ave., see attached
3. Comprehensive Plan Update & TSP – Final Call for additions or amendments to our comments. See latest Staff Reports:
Note: See Non-Conforming and Split Zones Report for recommended zoning changes.

Let me know if you have any questions or recommendations.

Tamara DeRidder, AICP
Co-Chair, LU & TC

Feb. 3rd Board Meeting 7-9 pm @ G-A Society

Hi Folks,
Please join me for our next RCPNA Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 3rd, 7:00-9:00 pm at the German American Society, 5626 NE Alameda.
Key topics include:

> Communications Update: Website, E-mail lists, and more(!)
> Land Use & Transportation: Demolition, deconstruction, & infill debate + changes to Comp. Plan Update
> Planning for April 28th General Membership Meeting

See the full agenda here.

Hope to see you there.

Tamara DeRidder, AICP

Centers and Corridors Parking Study meets Thurs. Feb 29th

SAC members and other interested parties,

This is a reminder that the next meeting of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee for the Centers and Corridors Parking Study will be held this Thursday, January 29, from 6-8 PM in room 315 of the Multnomah County office building (501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.).

Below is a link to the meeting materials. It contains an agenda, notes from the last meeting, proposed project goals, and a document called Parking Fundamentals. This is a summary of some basic facts about parking and its role in the transportation system.

I’ll be presenting some of the findings of our ongoing research into ways that other cities manage parking, and then we’ll break into small groups to discuss how the project goals fit with people’s desired outcomes. I’d like everyone to start thinking (if you haven’t already!) about the top 2 or 3 things you would like to see as a result of this project, and how the goals and actions can help get us there.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Grant <>

Important Documents

Public Parking in the City of Portland. See:

Off-Street Parking in the City of Portland. See:, See Centers and Corridors starting on page 10.

City Council Continues Demolition Hearing on Feb 12th

On Dec. 17th the Portland City Council began it’s deliberations on Development Review Advisory Committee(DRAC)’s proposed amendment on demolitions.

Due to the neighborhood turnout this hearing has been continued until Thursday, Feb. 12th at 2:00 pm in the City Council Chambers. DRAC’s proposed amendment can be found here:
Public testimony at the Dec. 17th hearing introduced the United Neighborhoods Resolution, found here.  Many comments so far have pressed for deconstruction, retaining the 120-day delay, and the creation of a task force to review infill.


RCPNA General Meeting

RCPNA’s next General Meeting is Tuesday, January 27th.  We are at the German – American Society at 5626 NE Alameda.

We will begin with Music and a Potluck at 6:30pm.  Our program starts at 7pm:

7:00 Welcome & Announcements
7:10 NET Emergency Team & Systems – Jeremy VanKeuren
7:40 Carbon Tax – Debate/discussion: Citizen’s Climate Lobby-Eric Means vs. Eric Fruits, PhD. Economics
8:00 Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury
8:30 Demolition & Development Update – Tamara DeRidder
8:40 Committee Reports – Budget, Communications, LU & TC
9:00 Adjourn

Please join your neighbors and hear about what is going on in our neighborhood and city.

Rose City Park Sewer Repair Project Construction Update: January 9, 2014

Environmental Services is repairing about 40,000 feet (7.5 miles) of public sewer lines in your neighborhood that are between 60 and 100 years old and failing due to age. The project will help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

Current Construction Activities

After two weeks off, three construction crews are again working on sewer and lateral pipe repairs in the area. Please be aware that construction schedules are subject to change due to conditions underground, weather, traffic, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials. You will notice several phases as different equipment or specialized crews are required at each site.

Related activity:

  • With the dry weather, the Portland Bureau of Transportation paved NE Tillamook this week.


  • Concrete restoration is occurring as weather allows in the following areas:
    • NE 62nd Avenue between NE Alameda Street and Sandy Boulevard
    • NE 61st Avenue between NE Alameda and Stanton Streets
  • Week of January 12 – Asphalt street restoration for most of the spot repair areas south of Halsey Street. You may see crews prepping the area. This work is weather dependent.
  • Sewer pipe spot repairs are happening at the following locations:
    • NE 64th Avenue between NE Halsey and Tillamook streets
    • NE 65th Avenue between NE Halsey and Tillamook streets
    • NE Clackamas and Hassalo streets between NE 60th and 62nd Avenues
    • NE 59th Avenue at NE Wasco Street
    • NE 61st Avenue just south of NE Broadway Street
  • Note: Where pipe spot repairs have been completed, temporary asphalt patches are left in place. Final restoration will be scheduled as weather permits.


  • Work will begin in the following areas as crews become available:
    • NE 65th Avenue at NE Hancock, southeast to NE 66th and Broadway (road curves through the Ellington Apartments complex)
    • NE 56th Avenue between NE Halsey and Thompson streets
    • NE 59th Avenue south of NE Hassalo Street, and on NE Hassalo Street
    • NE 58th Avenue from NE Wasco Street to the south

Other activities in the field:

  • Video inspections of pipe throughout the area

What to Expect During Construction

  • Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.
  • Minor tree trimming may occur in the public right-of-way.
  • Expect traffic delays. Traffic control signs are set up and flaggers may direct traffic on higher-volume streets. You may see barricades and orange signs reading “ROAD CLOSED to Thru Traffic – Local Access Only.” These signs are intended to reduce overall traffic going through the area while construction is underway but anyone who lives in or needs to conduct business within the construction zone will be allowed access.
  • On-street parking in or near active work areas is prohibited during construction hours. Please plan to move your vehicle by 7:00 a.m.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • A city inspector is on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a hard hat and a green City of Portland safety vest.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children and pets out of construction areas.
  • You should receive a doorhanger notice a few days before repair work starts on your street. You may notice pre-construction activities like survey or sewer inspections in advance.

For More Information

Go to for more project details and to see a map of the project area. Those who would like to receive email updates for this project can send an email to with “Rose City Park” in the subject line to be added to our list.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues, or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption near your residence or business, and open and clear communication with you throughout the project.

Kristen Kibler

Community Outreach

JLA Public Involvement on behalf of City of Portland Environmental Services

Phone: 503-235-5881 x106


LU and TC Meeting Thurs. Jan. 15th @ G-A Society 7-9 pm

Hi Folks,
Please join me for our regularly scheduled LU & TC meeting Thurs. Jan. 15th at the German-American Society, 5626 NE Alameda, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Key topics that we will cover include:

1. Re-Visit RCP Futsal’s Good Neighbor Agreement with RCPNA that we completed ~1 year ago.  The RCP Futsal facility is located at 5010 NE Oregon St.  RCPNA has received recent complaints from their neighbors about the speed and volume of traffic generated by this facility.

2. Demolitions and Development – Update @ Jan. 27th General Membership Meeting.  The continued City Council hearing on this topic is scheduled for Feb. 13th at 9:00 am.

3. Comp. Plan Update – Additional Comments?  PSC hearing on TSP scheduled for Feb. 24th at 3:00 pm; Mixed Use Zone? Campus Institutional? Other? March 13th, 2015 deadline for additional comments.

Please let me know if you have any questions or I can be of assistance on these or other land use matters.

My best,


Tamara DeRidder, AICP
Co-Chair, LU & TC
Chairman, RCPNA

Jan. 14th Mtg. @ Central NE Neighbors on TSP Comments

The Land Use and Transportation Committee of our Coalition of Neighborhoods, Central NE Neighbors(CNN), will meet on Wed. Jan. 14th from 7:00 – 9:00 to discuss TSP Comments.  This meeting takes place at the CNN offices located at 4415 NE 87th Ave., just north of Sandy Blvd., and is open to the public.

The Transportation System Plan(TSP) is the 20-year plan update for the City of Portland’s transportation infrastructure.  It includes prioritization of proposed improvements to areas and links in the system.  It is to implement the language of the proposed Comprehensive Plan and is to be included in the City’s Comprehensive Plan Update. Please join in the discussion or have your neighborhood representative speak out on behalf of your neighborhood for key projects.

The RCPNA representative on LUTOP is Nate Carter, Co-Chair of our LU & TC.  His contact information is:

The City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation recently published this fact sheet on how you can post your comments directly to the proposed TSP.

The Portland Planning Sustainability Commission will be holding a public hearing on the TSP on Tues. February 24th at 1900 SW 4th Ave. Ste. 2500a starting at 3:00 pm.  Final comment on the TSP for Commission review is March 13, 2015.

Thank you for your consideration.

Tamara DeRidder, AICP