Special Meeting of Land Use & Transportation Committee, Thur Sept 29 7-9pm

Please join me for a Special meeting of the LU & TC taking place Thurs. Sept. 29th from 7-9 pm at the German American Society, 5626 NE Alameda. This Special meeting was scheduled at our last meeting on Sept 15th to allow our Committee to focus and comment on the Comprehensive Plan “Early Implementation Package”.  This massive set of policy documents are scheduled for City Council hearings Oct. 6th and 13th. It includes the following:

      1. ·       Zoning Map– Note: Impacts 60th Ave. Sta. Area and Mixed Use Commercial Zone
      2. ·       Transportation Systems Plan(TSP) – Note: Includes possible reducing vehicular lanes and on-street parking to allow bicycle lanes on Sandy Blvd. from NE 82nd through Hollywood where the Planning and Sustainability Commission recommends NE Sandy Blvd. as a Bikeway along with Halsey. Transportation Demand Management strategies for new Campus Institutional Zone (think Providence Hospital)
      3. ·       Community Involvement Program

The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Staff recommendations can be found at: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/pdxcompplan
The Portland Bureau of Transportation Stage 2 TSP can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/588792

East Portland Transportation Town Hall & Open House (Oct 5 2016 6-8pm)

On behalf of the Commissioner Steve Novick and the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), I would like to invite you (and members of your community) to an East Portland Transportation Town Hall + Open House event. The meeting will provide residents and other East Portland stakeholders with the opportunity to meet with PBOT staff and learn about programs and projects that are delivering better, safer streets and other transportation upgrades to your community.

The event will include a special briefing about Fixing our Streets, the program funded by the new local gas tax that will provide significant improvements to streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, signals and safe routes to school in East Portland and across Portland. This interactive project map shares more information about the improvements committed across the city.

The meeting will take place on October 5th from 6 to 8 p.m. in the South Cafeteria of David Douglas High School, 1001 SE 135th Ave., Portland, OR 97233. Commissioner Steve Novick and Director Leah Treat will attend. They will be joined by PBOT project managers responsible for implementing the various East Portland projects and other important PBOT services. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide input on the Fixing Our Streets projects that are being planned in the community.

Festival Latino – this Saturday!


Festival Latino, a part of Summer Free For All, is Saturday, September 10, and free for the whole family! Join Portland Parks & Recreation at Glenhaven Park for food cart vendors, games, live music and a movie in the park! The fun starts at 4:00pm and concludes with a screening of Inside Out in Spanish with English subtitles!

¡Festival Latino, una parte del Verano con diversión gratis para todos, es sábado, el 10 de septiembre, y gratis para toda la familia! Portland Parks & Recreation los espera en Glenhaven Park con carritos de comida, juegos, música en vivo y una película en el parque. ¡La diversión comienza a las 4:00pm y concluye con la proyección de la película Inside Out en español con subtítulos en inglés!

WHAT: Festival Latino, a free, multicultural celebration with music, food, a Movie in the Park and more!

WHERE: PP&R’s Glenhaven Park, NE 82nd and Siskiyou

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2016; starting at 4pm.  Movie begins at approximately 7:30pm.

Festival Latino is FREE, brought to you by sponsors including Comcast Impact, and is the final Summer Free For All #SFFA event of the year.  More info online at http://bit.ly/2caSGyF.

Free Pollinator Workshop in Hollywood

When: Sunday, 10/9 from 1:00-3:00pm

Where: NE Community Center  

1630 NE 38th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

The fine folks over at NE Community Center in the Hollywood Neighborhood are hosting a FREE Pollinator Workshop on Sunday, October 9th. While our workshops are open to everyone, we really like to promote locally and encourage nearby neighbors to attend.

Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden: Learn about the bees, flies, beetles, moths and butterflies that provide vital pollination services in urban gardens, and discover which plants can help attract and support them. We will go beyond the bloom so you can find out how to provide water, shelter, nesting, and overwintering sites.

Advanced registration is required. Click this link to register, and to see lots of other great workshops.


Note: This event is not sponsored by the RCPNA. 

Sept 6 RCPNA Board Meeting Agenda

As a reminder, all neighbors are invited to attend RCPNA board meetings.

Sept 6 2016 RCPNA Board Meeting Agenda


September 6, 2016 RCPNA Board Meeting
German American Society
Steven Effros Minutes Taker
1. Welcome and Introductions: Tamara DeRidder (5 minutes – 7:05)

2. Review and Approval of the June 21 General Meeting Minutes and the August 2 Board Meeting Minutes (5 minutes – 7:10)

3. Treasurer’s Report (5 minutes – 7:15)

4. New Board Members (15 minutes – 7:30)

5. Planning for the October General Meeting and Preliminary Discussion of Future General Meetings (25 minutes – 7:55)

6. Committee Reports: Each Committee Gives Update (40 minutes – 8:35)

Clean Up – Discuss hand off from Rob Coleman to Steve Effros
Communications – We have a new chair; next newsletter deadline (9/10)
Emergency Preparedness
Entertainment – Discuss hand off from Craig Lindsay to Gary Points
Land Use & Transportation

7. Budget – Getting Started on Fund Raising: Tamara DeRidder, Deb Field, Richard Crockett (15 minutes – 8:50)

8. Board Operations (5 minutes – 8:55)

Conflict of Interest Statements

9. New Business (5 minutes – 9:00)

10. Adjourn (9:10)

Residential Infill Survey Results

Residential Infill Project Survey Results 

Recently the RCPNA did a survey for residents on the City’s Residential Infill Project plans.

Please click here to see the results of that survey. Thank you to all residents who participated.

Using these survey results and after a Board discussion of the proposals, the Board sent a letter to the City with recommendations. You can read this letter here.

While some of these City proposals are quite technical in nature, the ultimate regulations could have important impacts on our neighborhood. If you have any questions about the documents or the conclusions within, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our neighborhood Land Use & Transportation Committee at landuse@rcpna.org. This dedicated Committee stays up-to-date on these kinds of city planning issues, and is a great resource for any Rose City Park resident.

Speaking of…

Plans for the 5036 NE Sandy Blvd., formerly Taco Time, Property 

On Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 7-9 pm the Land Use & Transportation Committee will be having their regular meeting at the German American Society, 5626 NE Alameda St, Portland, OR 97213 .

At this meeting, they will be reviewing the development plans for the former Taco Time property at 51st & Sandy. More details should be available before that meeting, but so far the notice we have received states: “Conceptual design for the project includes a mix of 90 studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartment units, ground floor lease space, surface parking, landscaping, and right of way improvements.”

Residents interested in learning more about this large development in our neighborhood should mark their calendars for Sep 15. Everyone is welcomed to attend the Committee meeting, and we may have representatives from the developer group there as well.


Welcome to the new Rose City Park Website!

Hello Rose City Park Neighbor,

We are excited to introduce the new website for Rose City Park Neighborhood Association.

We hope you enjoy it. Once you’ve had a chance to look around, we would love your feedback (simply click the link to fill out the feedback form).  This website is for everyone in the neighborhood to utilize and enjoy, so we welcome your ideas for new features or pages.

Be sure to sign up on the right for email updates to get neighborhood news and notices for upcoming events.  Join our volunteers list to be notified of opportunities to get involved!

There are many ways to contribute your time or talent to the neighborhood, and it is a great way to meet your neighbors!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make the new website possible.