At the November 18th NWDA Board meeting, the “CE John and NWDA Clean Diesel and Conduct of Construction Good Neighbor Agreement: Conway Master Plan” was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors. The agreement is: final draft GNA 5761688_8; with two attached exhibits:
This agreement addresses the following aspects of construction of the Con-way Master Planned properties:
- Diesel Emissions Reduction Management
- Access Management
- Traffic Management
- Safety, Security and Construction Site Management
The agreement was originally to be with Con-way, through this arrangement places the term of the agreement in the hands of Con-way’s master developer who will own and manage the projects as they unfold. Thomas DiChiara, Senior Vice President of Development for CE John attended the meeting and expressed the firm’s commitment to clean and well-managed projects in the Northwest district. CE John has already constructed major projects in the neighborhood including the Benevento, the Ida Fuller and Sawyer’s Row. All have received positive feedback from the NWDA’s Planning Committee.
While Exhibit D, above, is in final form, Exhibit C is subject to adjustment as it is employed for the first project, as that technical scoring framework is new and untested.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality that supported this effort is awaiting final word on a Federal Highway grant that would assist with the retrofit of construction equipment to meet current EPA clean diesel standards.
NWDA has been led in this effort by Board member, Kathy Sharp, and Air Quality Committee Chair, Sharon Genasci, with further support from Board President Phil Selinger and environmental attorney, David Paul. DEQ also provided valued support.
The NWDA is appreciative of the voluntary engagement of both Con-way and CE John in the preparation of this draft agreement. Much work remains to apply the agreement to the first Con-way Master Plan property, Block 296, which will include a New Seasons grocery store. That project is scheduled to break ground in early 2014.
The November 18th Board meeting will cover committee updates and will focus on the adoption of the Con-way Properties Clean Diesel and Conduct of Construction Good Neighbor Agreement. The meeting will be held at 6 pm at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital. The agenda will be found at: NWDA_Agenda_November 18 2013 . All are most invited to attend. See the agenda for meeting details.
The NWDA Board will meet on Monday, October 21st for its regular October meeting. In addition to updates and committee reports, the meeting will focus on the current draft of the Conduct of Construction Good Neighbor Agreement with ConWay, Inc. All are most welcome to attend!
The NWDA Board approved the work plans of the Planning, Transportation and Air Quality Committees on October 7th. The Safety and Livability Committee work plan was discussed and will be further developed by that group at their October 8th meeting and then brought back to the Board for review and adoption on October 21st. The three adopted work plans are:
Please attend any of these committee meetings to address your concerns or ideas for advancing these plans and improving the neighborhood’s quality of life.
The NWDA Board of Directors with committee chair/co-chair persons will hold its annual work plan review session on October 7th at 6 pm. See the attached agenda for details. This is the time that the NWDA lays out its intentions for the coming year, recognizing that much of the work of the organization is responding to on-going needs and issues that are not entirely predictable.
NWDA budget activities and resources are modest, but the Board will also consider the budget needs for the coming year. The association has modest bank balance, but has a couple of pending grant opportunities for both outreach and for professional support of the pending “Conduct of Construction Good Neighbor Agreement” with ConWay.
This special meeting agenda is: NWDA_Agenda_Work Plan meeting – October 7 2013 . All are invited to attend this meeting. The NWDA Board will hold its regular October Board meeting per the usual schedule on October 21st, when current community topics will be considered.
Here are three of the draft work plans for your review:
NWDA-AQ-Committee-Work-Plan-9.10.12 (no change from 2012-13 work plan)
The NWDA Board will meet in August at 6 pm at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, Wilcox Building ACR 102 at 1015 NW 22nd Avenue, Portland. The agenda and the draft July Board meeting minutes are:
All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!