Slabtown Agenda – Nov. 5

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The next meeting of the NWDA Slabtown Plan Committee will be held Thursday, November 5, in the Legacy Good Sam Northrup Building first floor conference room at 2282 NW Northrup Street, near the corner of NW 23rd Avenue, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Please note the later start time.

The agenda for Thursday’s meeting is as follows:

1. Continue workshop planning (incl. examples of past work) – 30 min.
2. Discuss funding ideas – 15 min.
3. Develop outreach plan – 15 min.
4. Progress report on background documents – 15 min.
5. Housekeeping: Internal communication, future meeting dates & agendas – 15 min.

The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested is encouraged to attend.

Slabtown Minutes – 10/22/09

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Slabtown Plan Committee
Meeting Minutes
October 22, 2009
4 to 5:30 pm
Northrup Building, 2282 NW Northrup Ave.

Committee Members Attending: Ron Walters, Don Genasci, Craig Boretz (Con-way), Brian Bramlett, Bill Welch, Dan Volkmer, Peggy Anderson (NHBA), Steve Pinger

Committee Members Not Attending: John Bradley (NWDA Planning Committee Chair), Wayne Clark (Legacy), Greg Aldrich, Patricia Gardner (PDNA)

Guests Attending: Mary Czarnecki (NW resident), Jeanne Harrison (NWDA Transportation Committee), Fran Goldstein (resident), Mark Sieber (NWNW), Ron Paul (neighbor), Dan O’Brien (St. Patrick’s Church), Bette Schei (NW resident), Mason LeM(sp? – NW resident)

Meeting called to order at 4:00 pm.

Motion 1:
Dan Volkmer moved to nominate Dan O’Brien to Slabtown Committee as representative of St. Patrick’s Church. Craig Boretz seconded.

Vote: Motion #1 passed unanimously.

Motion 2:
Craig Boretz moved to nominate Mary Czarnecki to Slabtown Committee. Steve Pinger seconded.

Vote:
Yes – Craig Boretz, Steve Pinger, Dan Volkmer, Bill Welch.
No – None.
Abstained – Brian Bramlett, Peggy Anderson.
Co-chairs not voting.

Meeting adjourned 5:30 pm.

*** End of Minutes ***

Meeting Summary:

The meeting proceeded according to the meeting agenda:

1. Discuss potential new Committee members – 15 minutes
2. Ideas for public outreach – 20 minutes
3. Proposed workshop details for discussion (Don/Fran) – 30 minutes
4. Organization of background info (Brian) – 20 minutes
5. Wrap-Up and Next steps – 5 minutes

The meeting kicked off with a discussion of potential new members. With 12 existing Committee members for available 15 positions, Committee carefully evaluated potential candidates. Both candidates were approved and will be nominated for approval by the NWDA Board and the next Board meeting.

Agenda item #1 lasted 45 minutes so Agenda item #2 was put off until the next Committee meeting.

Agenda item #3: Don Genasci and Fran Goldstein described a proposed overview agenda for the Community workshops as described in the previously posted Working Planning Document. Document will be revised based on Committee feedback.

Agenda item #4: Brian Bramlett provided an overview of a proposed process for presenting background planning materials for use by the Committee and community workshop participants. Document will be updated and revised based on Committee feedback.

Agenda item #5: The Committee discussed the possibility of holding community workshops and future meetings at St. Patrick’s Church. Bette Schei will check availability. No decision was made.

The next Committee meeting was scheduled for Thursday, November 5. Subsequent to the meeting, please not that the meeting time has been changed to 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Location will be the same as past meetings: Legacy/Good Sam Northrup Building, First Floor Conference Room, 2282 NW Northrup Ave., near NW 23rd Ave.

The Committee will attempt to set the meeting schedule and agenda for the rest of the year’s meetings at the next Committee meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 5:30 pm.

Workshop Planning Document

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The next meeting of the NWDA Slabtown Plan Committee will be held Thursday, October 22, in the Legacy Good Sam Northrup Building first floor conference room at 2282 NW Northrup Street, near the corner of NW 23rd Avenue, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm.

The agenda for Thursday’s meeting is as follows:

1. Discuss potential new Committee members – 15 minutes
2. Ideas for public outreach – 20 minutes
3. Proposed workshop details for discussion (Don/Fran) – 30 minutes
4. Organization of background info (Brian) – 20 minutes
5. Wrap-Up and Next steps – 5 minutes

You may download the Workshop Planning Document that was prepared for discussion during Agenda Item 3: Proposed workshop details for discussion by clicking on the following link: Slabtown Workshop Planning

The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested is encouraged to attend.

Agenda for October 22 Meeting

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The next meeting of the NWDA Slabtown Plan Committee will be held Thursday, October 22, in the Legacy Good Sam Northrup Building first floor conference room at 2282 NW Northrup Street, near the corner of NW 23rd Avenue, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm.

Meeting Agenda – October 22

The agenda for Thursday’s meeting is as follows:

1. Discuss potential new Committee members – 15 minutes
2. Ideas for public outreach – 20 minutes
3. Proposed workshop details for discussion (Don/Fran) – 30 minutes
4. Organization of background info (Brian) – 20 minutes
5. Wrap-Up and Next steps – 5 minutes

The meeting is open to the public and anyone interested is encouraged to attend.

Slabtown Minutes – 10/01/09

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Slabtown Plan Committee
Meeting Minutes
October 1, 2009
4 to 5:30 pm
Northrup Building, 2282 NW Northrup Ave.

Committee Members Attending: Ron Walters (co-chair), Don Genasci (co-chair), Wayne Clark (Legacy), Craig Boretz (Con-way), Brian Bramlett (NWDA), Patricia Gardner (PDNA), Bill Welch, Greg Aldrich (NWDA), Dan Volkmer

Committee Members Not Attending: John Bradley (NWDA Planning Committee Chair), Peggy Anderson (NHBA), Steve Pinger (NWDA)

Guests Attending: Mary Czarnecki (resident), Jeanne Harrison (NWDA Transportation Committee), Fran Goldstein (resident), Mark Sieber (NWNW), Allan Classan (NW Examiner)

Meeting called to order at 4:05 pm.

No Motions.

No Votes.

Meeting adjourned 5:35 pm.

*** End of Minutes ***

Meeting Summary:

The meeting roughly followed the agenda:

1. Introduction– 5 minutes
2. Identify essential background info for Committee and Workshops – 15 min.

3. Presentation of workshop goals and organization for discussion – 30 min.

4. Discuss ideas for community outreach – 20 min.

5. Admin (discuss new members and future meeting time) – 15 min.

6. Wrap-up and next steps – 5 min.


After introductions, the group proceeded to brainstorm a list of studies, documents, and background materials that may be use useful planning information for the Committee and future community workshops. Suggestions included:

• 2003 Northwest District Plan
• 2001 Transition Zoning Project (Telco hotel ordinance)
• Conway Task Force learnings
• Metro 2040 Plan
• Pettygrove Greenstreet Study
• North Pearl Plan
• Parks 2040
• Streetcar Masterplan
• District Energy Plan (Office of Sustainable Development?)
• NW Alphabet District Plan
• NW 13th Avenue Plan?
• Central City Plan
• Portland Plan
• Central City Westside URA Documents
• Legacy/Good Sam “Master Plan”

Other ideas and considerations:
• Eco Studies
• Existing Architecture (Alphabet and other surrounding buildings)
• Visual starting points (bridge views)
• 3D Model would be desirable
• Latest area map of NW District

Committee Member Brian Bramlett offered to take an initial pass at documenting and organizing planning materials for the next Committee meeting.

Moving on to agenda item #3, Don Genasci provided an overview of the envisioned community workshop process. Don described a broad methodology of soliciting and gathering attendee’s ideas, preferences, and priorities using a “dots” or “chits” process. Numerous members of the group have had successful experiences with this type of process.

Attendee Fran Goldstein, who has a background in large group moderation, offered suggestions about how the process might work. She and others recommended mapping out an “agenda” or detailed goals for the five planned community workshops. Don and Fran agreed to meet before the next Committee meeting to work on more detailed ideas.

Co-chair Ron Walters agreed to seek clarification the Committee’s “charter” and any potential limitations for soliciting public input in the community workshops.

Due to time constraints, discussion of Agenda item #4 – ideas for community outreach – was put off until the next meeting.

The Committee skipped to Agenda item #5 – Admin – so the group could consider new members. Mary Czarnecki was invited to provide some background on her interest and qualifications. Because the meeting was already past its scheduled end time, further consideration of new members was put off until the next Committee meeting.

The next Committee meeting was scheduled for Thursday, October 22, 4 to 5:30 pm, at the Legacy/Good Sam Northrup building first floor conference room at 2282 NW Northrup Street.

Meeting adjourned at 5:38 pm.