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!
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!
A week late this month, the NWDA Board of Directors will meet on January 27th, 6 pm at Good Samaritan Hospital. The agenda includes the usual updates and will feature a discussion of the current intensity of development and the relationship to off-street parking minimums. The agenda is: NWDA_Agenda_January 27 2014 and the DRAFT policy statement is: Parking position resolution clean – PRS-TC January 2014 v2
The Board will also consider a letter to Metro requesting a forum to consider the coordinated growth for the two sides of the West Hills. That draft letter is: Westside Impact letter to Metro – Jan 2014
All are most welcome to attend. There is an opportunity for community input. Thank you!
The Board of the NWDA will hold its December meeting on Monday the 16th at 6 pm, Legacy Good Samaritan Wilcox ACR 102, 1015 NW 22nd Avenue, Portland OR 97210. In addition to committee updates, the Board will consider next steps in tracking the recently adopted “CE John and NWDA Air Quality and Conduct of Construction Good Neighbor Agreement”. The Board will also consider the distribution of a proposed neighborhood mailing. The agenda is: NWDA_Agenda_December 16 2013 .
All are invited to attend this final meeting of the year. The NWDA wishes all of our neighbors and community partners happy holidays and all the best in the New Year!
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 City advisory committee opportunities listed below were received from Joan Frederiksen of the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability on October 28th. Her e-mail address is Joan.Frederiksen@portlandoregon.gov if you have questions.
New Advisory Committees Forming:
Transportation System Plan: The Bureaus of Transportation and Planning and Sustainability have initiated the process to establish a Transportation System Plan Expert Group as a component of the City’s Comprehensive Plan update. You may have already indicated your interest, which has been forwarded to the Bureaus, but there is a required application process for interested community members. The link to the application and to information about the TSP Expert Group is: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/467958. Deadline is November 8, 2013. Please contact Courtney Duke 503-823-7265 or Rachael Hoy 503-823-9715 with questions.
Institutional Zoning Project: This project will develop new campus institution zoning procedures and standards, and identify infrastructure investments that could facilitate institutional employment growth. The on-line application and description of the Advisory Committee scope of work can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/468032. Deadline is November 22, 2013. Please contact John Cole 503-823-3475 with questions.
Mixed Use Zones Project: The Mixed Use Zones Project will develop new mixed use planning and zoning designations that can be applied to implement the Centers and Corridors concepts that emerged with the Portland Plan and proposed with the Comprehensive Plan. The project will focus on the City’s commercial and central employment zones, and the places outside the central City where these zones are applied. The on-line application will be available by October 28th and will be accessible on this web page: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/63619. Deadline is December 6, 2013. Please contact Barry Manning 503-823-7965 with questions.
Existing Community Involvement Committee recruitment:
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is currently recruiting for individuals to fill vacancies on an existing Community Involvement Committee for the Comprehensive Plan and three new Advisory Committees as the project moves into Task 5: Implementation. Community members and technical experts are needed for the Transportation System Plan, Mixed Use Zoning Code Project and Campus Institution Zoning Update advisory committees. More information on these applications are noted below with key contacts to call with questions.
Community Involvement Committee: This is an existing committee that is filling vacancies. As a member you will review and provide input on the public involvement efforts for the Comprehensive Plan Update. The advisory committee makes recommendations to the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) and project staff on ways to maintain and improve public involvement activities to ensure outreach efforts for the plan are as inclusive and effective as possible. Click here to learn more about this committee and fill out an application: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/63607. Deadline is November 1, 2013. Please contact Marty Stockton (503-823-2041) for more information about this committee.