What’s New?

Thank you for visiting our website. We invite residents, business owners, employees, and visitors to participate on the website by sharing your comments on any or all of the many topics now appearing on the website. We look forward to your input and participation in the neighborhood. Please sign up for our newsletter to keep up-to-date on neighborhood events and activities. – Phil Selinger, President NWDA

2-3-2016 NWDA TransCom Agenda

Attached is the agenda for the February 3, 2016 NWDA Transportation Committee: 2-3-16 NWDA TransCom Agenda

Historic Landmarks Commission DAR Memo re: 829 NW 19th Ave.

Comments Off on Historic Landmarks Commission DAR Memo re: 829 NW 19th Ave.

Click on this link to read the HLC’s memo concerning moving this contributing structure within the Historic Alphabet District.

December 4, 2015 EA 15-233746 DA – Summary Memo

12-2-2015 NWDA TransCom agenda

Comments Off on 12-2-2015 NWDA TransCom agenda

Attached is the agenda for the December 2, 2015 NWDA Transportation Committee agenda: 12-2-15 NWDA TransCom agenda

Minutes, NWDA Air Quality Committee Meeting

Comments Off on Minutes, NWDA Air Quality Committee Meeting

11.9.15 (Silver Cloud Inn Breakfast Room)

Present, Kathy Sharp, Bob L, Joe Keller, Ann Dart, Evan Farnham, Sharon Genasci

First off we talked about the continuing problem of trains idling at the station in downtown Portland. We have had several complaints about diesel fumes in peoples’ apartments nearby. Diesel particulate is a carcinogen of concern. We are currently monitoring near the station, but do not have data ready for public notice yet.

The Committee received a complaint on our website, www.portlandair.org from a neighbor on 24th and Pettygrove with high levels of zinc in her blood. She is anxious to discover the source. We investigated the Galvanizers in the Industrial Sanctuary, where their operations take place in open air. We will work with DEQ to investigate this and other sources of zinc, and hopefully get controls put on. She said other neighbors near her also are experiencing “dizziness, vertigo, nausea and fatigue”.

The Committee reviewed last year’s Work Plan and made a few changes. The new Work Plan will be submitted to the NWDA Board for approval.

ESCO notified the Committee that they do not want to begin negotiations on the new Good Neighbor Agreement for a new five year permit, until the New Year.

There will be no AQC meeting in December.

Sharon Genasci, Chair, NWDA Air Quality Committee

Nov. 4 NWDA TransCom Agenda

Comments Off on Nov. 4 NWDA TransCom Agenda

Attached is the agenda for the upcoming November 4, 2015 NWDA Transportation Committee agenda. 11-4-15 NWDA TransCom Agenda

NWDA Air Quality Committee Meeting Minutes

Comments Off on NWDA Air Quality Committee Meeting Minutes

October 12, 2015

Present: Kathy Sharp, Bob L, David Arrow, Dale Feik, Sharon Genasci

First off a discussion about train idling. One person on our Committee has a problem with diesel fumes in his apartment. The management of his affordable housing (Reach building on Lovejoy Street approach to Broadway Bridge)does not want monitors for diesel particulate on the building. No reason was given. Likewise, Bud Clark Commons homeless housing does not allow monitors. It is clearly a serious issue when management of public low income housing refuses to explore whether tenants are exposed to carcinogenic air pollution. We have had several complaints from tenants about diesel odors in their apartments from Amtrak idling all night long.

The Committee is pursuing other possibilities.

Next we took up the question of ESCO’s five year DEQ permit renewal, due in a year’s time, and the renewal of the ESCO GNA (Good Neighbor Agreement).

The current GNA was agreed by Neighbors for Clean Air and the then President of NWDA. The AQC was unhappy that the agreement accounted for only a 20 per cent reduction in highly toxic emissions and no monitoring allowed. The AQC also objected to no controls being placed on Slinger Bay, the building on 25th and Vaughn. The Committee wrote a Minority Report contesting the agreement,and is now looking for an environmental lawyer with expertise in air pollution to represent NWDA’s Air Quality Committee in any new ESCO GNA agreement.

Sharon announced the upcoming DEQ Air Toxics Advisory Committee meeting to set a new benchmark for diesel on October 21st.

Sharon Genasci, Chair, NWDA Air Quality Committee

Conway/Slabtown Square New Drawings 10/15/15

Comments Off on Conway/Slabtown Square New Drawings 10/15/15

Please find below new drawings of the updated proposal for the Slabtown Square presented by YBA Architects to NWDA PC on 10/15/15.

2015-10-15_NWDA0001 2015-10-15_NWDA0002 2015-10-15_NWDA0003 2015-10-15_NWDA0004 2015-10-15_NWDA0005 2015-10-15_NWDA0006 (2) 2015-10-15_NWDA0007 2015-10-15_NWDA0008 2015-10-15_NWDA0009 2015-10-15_NWDA0010 2015-10-15_NWDA0011 (2) 2015-10-15_NWDA0012 2015-10-15_NWDA0013 2015-10-15_NWDA0014

2035 Comprehensive Plan – Employment Zone

Comments Off on 2035 Comprehensive Plan – Employment Zone

Please find at this link a draft of the proposed new Employment Zone:

Employment Zone Proposed Draft

Here is a map showing how this will affect the Northwest District:

Pages from Employment_ProposedDraft_final

employment zone

2035 Comprehensive Plan Schedule

Comments Off on 2035 Comprehensive Plan Schedule

Task5Schedule_Handout_103015

schedule3

 

NWDA Air Quality Committee Meeting Agenda

Comments Off on NWDA Air Quality Committee Meeting Agenda

October 12, 2015 7:00 pm
Breakfast Room, Silver Cloud Inn, NW 24th Place & Vaughn

1. Update on train idling
2. Discussion and agreement on a plan for the next ESCO five year permit renewal and GNA, to be presented to NWDA Board
3. Cascade Rubber emissions
4. DEQ Air Toxics Science Advisory Committee meeting to set new benchmark for diesel, Oct. 21st
5. Other business

Next Page »