Meeting Agenda – Jan. 5, 2011

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NWDA Transportation Committee
January Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Good Samaritan Hospital, Building #2, 2nd Floor Conf Room, 1040 NW 22nd Ave

Committee Members Expected:
Greg Aldrich, Karl Doppelfeld, Charlie Grist, Jeanne Harrison, Juliet Hyams, Sharon Kelly, Dustin Posner, Scott Seibert, Phil Selinger

Staff: Mark Sieber

• Introductions (5 minutes)

• Updates and current topics
o Cornell Road Task Force – Dustin (5 minutes)
o Slabtown – Greg / Ron (5 minutes)
o Green Streets – Jeanne (5 minutes)
o Pearl Access and Circulation Study – Jeanne (5 minutes)

• Parking! (30 minutes)
o Discussion of the Mayor’s parking process and soccer parking
o Review of proposed PGE park solution/permit map

• Group identification of near-term project and issues relative to Work Plan (30 minutes)

• Adjourn

Streetcar Construction Advisory

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· NW Lovejoy and NW Northrup will be closed 24/7 between 14th Ave & 16th Ave.

· NW Overton, Marshall and Kearney are the recommended alternate routes.

· NW 15th Ave will be closed at Lovejoy and Northrup.

· Work will occur day and night Thursday, January 13 – Sunday, January 16 to install the connections from the Maintenance Facility to the existing tracks.

· Streetcar service will be shut down Thursday, January 13 – Sunday, January 16 with a bus replacement shuttle.

· NW Lovejoy, NW Northrup, NW 15th Ave and Streetcar service will open the morning of Monday, January 17, 2011.

Attached is a map illustrating the closures and alternate routes:

(Construction schedule is subject to change)

For further information, please contact:
Kay Dannen at 503-478-6404 or

For updates, visit

Application – The Sultan Café

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THE SULTAN CAFÉ, located at 1500 NW 18th Avenue, #101, has applied under new ownership for a Full On-Premises sales license (which allows the sale of liquor, malt beverages, wine and cider for consumption on the premises). The contact for this application is Maher Makboul – 971-506-2404.

Following is the information captured on the business information form:
Seating capacity – 37
Entertainment – N/A
Menu – Middle Eastern
Hours – Sunday – closed; Monday – Thursday, 7:00am – 9:00pm; Friday, 7:00am – 10:00pm; Saturday, 10:30am – 10:00pm

If you are aware of any existing problems or concerns at this location, please notify Theresa Marchetti at (503) 823-3092 by JANUARY 21, 2011. If you have concerns regarding this license, please list the concerns in writing and remember they must be related to crime, alcohol, alcohol related behavior or drugs. Traffic, Parking and Trash are not considered during the licensing process at OLCC.

PGE Parking Plan

The NWDA would like your input regarding draft parking recommendations put forward by the City of Portland, Parking Operations Division regarding an event parking permit program for the MLS Timbers Soccer Season beginning at PGE Park in April, 2011. The draft proposal can be downloaded here:

PGE Parking Permit Program_Draft1

The potential impact on parking demand from events at PGE Park are outlined in the file below:

Parking Demands Imposed by PGE Park circa 1999

The best way to share your comments is to leave a comment by clicking on the link in the upper right of this post. It would be helpful to get your ideas about the boundary, time limits, cost, qualifications for obtaining a permit, and enforcement.

NWDA is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, January 20 to discuss potential solutions and seek as much neighborhood consensus as possible to share with Parking Operations. The meeting will be jointly hosted by the NWDA Planning, Parking, and Transportation Committees and will be held during the standing meeting time of the Planning Committee at 8 am in the Coho Theatre (2257 NW Raleigh Street).

Board Mtg. Agenda – 12/13/10

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The next NWDA Board meeting will be held on Monday, December 13, from 6 to 7:30 pm in the Chapman Elementary School auditorium at 1445 NW 26th Avenue, straight ahead from the front entrance on the east side. ADA access is available at the southwest corner of the building.

The agenda meeting agenda can be downloaded using the link below.

NWDA BoD Agenda – 2010 12 13

The Slabtown Committee will make a motion for the Board to approve the following:

The NWDA Board of Directors supports the Slabtown Urban Design Concept as a planning tool that enhances and refines the Northwest District Plan. The Urban Design Concept does not modify or replace the NWDP for formal planning purposes, rather, it strives to influence public and private investment and development by communicating a neighborhood vision, aspirations, and priorities for the Slabtown area. It is intended to be flexible and leverage opportunities as they arise over time.

For more information about the Slabtown Urban Design Concept and public planning process, visit the Slabtown section of this website.

The proposed Slabtown Urban Design Concept is a large, graphics intensive file (40 Mb) that is too large to be posted on this website. If you would like to receive the file via email, please email to request a copy.

Transportation Minutes – 12/1/10

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NWDA Transportation Committee
Minutes for December 1, 2010, 6 p.m.

Members present: Greg Aldrich, Juliet Hyams, Ron Walters, Phil Selinger, Jeanne Harrison
Excused: Sharon Kelly
Guests: Nicole Comer

Ron reported that the Slabtown Plan will become a print-ready document that can be widely distributed once the board approves it.

Jeanne reported on the Pearl Access Committee. Mauricio LeClerk presented several options and potential traffic calming ideas. The one-way option is not acceptable to the Pearl with a few exceptions. Burnside-Couch is on hold, which may hold up the other decisions relating to changing traffic patterns. Traffic calming could proceed: two targets are 14th and Glisan (esp. around 13th).


– Ron will encourage Ellis McCoy and John Bradley to schedule a soccer/GNA/parking mtg. (L zone).
– We need to figure out when/what Sam will report to council in Dec.
– We need a complete plan that includes estimates on soccer mode split, advertising.

Phil: The Fremont Bridge’s upper deck will be closed a few times next summer for resurfacing. More to follow.

The committee brainstormed new projects from our workplan. See attached.

We adjourned at 7:15. Next mtg. Jan. 5, 2011.

Respectfully submitted, Juliet Hyams