The NWDA Board will meet on March 17th at 6 pm on its regular schedule. Highlights will include an update from Legacy Health Systems and a review of the in-progress West Quadrant Planning process.
The meeting agenda and details is: NWDA_Agenda_March 17 2014 . All are most welcome to attend! Irish folk can celebrate after the meeting!
Attached is the agenda for the March 5, 2014 NWDA Transportation Committee: 3-5-14 NWDA TransCom Agenda
On February 24th, the NWDA approved the following Board meeting minutes for October 2013 through January 2014, with corrections to the draft December 2013 minutes. These approved minutes are:
October: NWDA_Minutes_October 21, 2013
November: NWDA_Minutes_November 18, 2013
December: NWDA_Minutes_December 16 2013
January: NWDA January 2014 minutes
Attached is the agenda for the February Board meeting: NWDA_Agenda_February 24 2014 . The meeting will recap the February 13th “Meet and Greet” event as well as committee reports and other updates. Neighbors and other guest are most encouraged to attend!
The draft minutes from the very active January 27th Board meeting can be found at: NWDA January 2014 minutes The Board also passed a policy statement and resolution on the subject of off-street parking minimum requirements of new development Parking position resolution – adopted January 2014. The next NWDA Board meeting will be on the regular date, February 17th. Thank you to all who attended!
The Bureau of Transportation has provided the following update: Newsletter4 for the Thurman Street Bridge rehabilitation project, now scheduled for April 7th. Waterline relocation work will precede the closure.
The Transportation Committee is reviewing the current City of Portland Transportation Systems Plan (TSP) projects listing for Northwest Portland. Comments, including suggested additions, changes and deletions, will be submitted to the City for consideration in the upcoming update to the TSP. The TSP becomes a part of the Comprehensive Plan, also now being updated. You can view the committee’s working annotated list of projects at : NWDA TSP Improvements .
The Transportation Committee is pleased to announce that a proposed fix for the NW Couch overcrossing of the I-405 freeway, designed in a collaborative City of Portland and ODOT effort, has been funded in the 2015-2018 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The fix will be directed at improving pedestrian and bike safety across what is a functioning freeway on-ramp from West Burnside Street. The project is described in the following preliminary drawings:
The improvements will include curb extensions, squaring off of street corners and reconfiguring NW 16th at the west side of this overcrossing. The estimated cost is $2.3 million. Final plans and a schedule remain to be worked out.
With the arrival of 2014, we might be thinking of ways to improve our properties, our neighborhoods and the environment. With this in mind, we call your attention to a street tree planting program, described below and in more detail with: email@example.comNW – Goose Hollow letter 2013-14 (draft) offered by the City’s Bureau of Environmental Services. While our community is pretty well “forested”, there are many holes to be filled in. Consider adding a tree to your street frontage or pass this to a friend or neighbor who might be interested. Note that the deadline for signing up is January 10th.
Best wishes for a healthy and “green” new year!
NWDA Board President
December 23rd, 2013
City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services is offering free street trees to properties in the Northwest District and Goose Hollow neighborhoods.
Street trees offer many benefits to you and your community. Tree canopy captures stormwater, calms traffic, cleans the air, and reduces the urban heat island effect. Trees also increase property resale value and help make greener and safer places to live and work. You can be part of a large-scale effort to restore our city’s urban forest and to enhance watershed health. Join your neighbors and local businesses by signing up for trees!
Tree types and locations will take into consideration sight lines along with various setbacks and clearances for proper spacing. Environmental Services will select hardy, urban-tolerant trees that fit the space available. The goal is Right Tree, Right Place.
January 10th, sign-up deadline
Jan 13th – 24th, street tree inspections, property owner follow-up
Jan 31st, opt out deadline
early Feb, tree list finalized, trees ordered, trees assigned to properties
late Feb - mid March, tree planting
To learn more about this special offer to have free street trees planted adjacent to your property, please call or email the tree program today. The deadline to sign up is Friday, January 10th. You can cancel later on but if you don’t sign up now, you miss the opportunity to see your tree potential.
Environmental Services Urban Tree Canopy Program
A neighbor discusses the arguments in a recent article.