City’s Residential Infill Project – impacts on Rose City Park

Alert: Residential Infill Project proposes to rezone all of East Portland, including the RCPNA area. Comments due on Discussion Draft by Nov. 20th
See: City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability(BDS) Residential Infill Projecthttps://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/67728
>Proposed ‘a’ Overlay Impact Area Map: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/657701. Allows duplexes and triplexes in R5 & R2.5 zones.
>Proposed Rezone of R5 (5,000 sq.ft.) properties to R2.5(2,500 sq. ft) located east of NE 57th, south of NE Sandy Blvd., north of Halsey St, see:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/657714. Allowed uses include skinny houses, Town homes (common wall), and row houses (common walls)

Comments are due by Nov. 20, 2017. You may submit comments on the Discussion Draft in several ways(Always include your name and address on testimony documents or they will not be included in the record/for review by appointed and elected officials):

City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Attn: Residential Infill Project
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 7100
Portland, OR 97201

Your comments/testimony will be used as feedback as they(BDS) develop a proposal for the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC).

Note: Shortly, RCPNA will be conducting an e-mail survey to obtain your feedback of our Land Use & Transportation Committee(LU&TC) recommendations on this proposal. The results of this neighborhood survey will be discussed at the next LU & TC meeting on Thurs. Nov. 16th from 7-9 pm at Head Start in the Owen Blank School, located at 909 NE 52nd Ave. (next to Frazer Park). RCPNA final recommendation to the PSC will be rendered at this meeting.

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  1. Larry Vinton

    Tamara, Thank you for your summarizing the threat that the overlay zoning will have on NE Portland, especially Rose City Park.
    Several of us living in the impact zone believe this is a heavy hand of the City to systematically destroy the character of the neighborhood and the lives of those who have invested in Rose City Park. We believe the City is doing this as quietly as possible to avoid public outrage.
    We are prepared to deliver flyers door to door, and post on poles in advance of the upcoming meeting. They need to be short and to the point. People in the area will be alarmed at what is happening if they know about it.
    We are looking forward to your posting your presentation on line as a framework for a flyer. We will pay to get it printed and will distribute it. We would love your input and counsel on what we are trying to do. We just need to get beyond the 25 citizens that were at last nights meeting.

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