Posted By pearl district - Google News on June 2, 2010
Download flyer (PDF) September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. This is the perfect time for us to take a look at the fact that many of the residential buildings and businesses in our Pearl District, "mixed use" Neighborhood do not have Emergency Preparedness plans in place. As a result, we are ill-prepared to help one another in the event of natural or human-caused hazards. To address this important issue, the Pearl District Neighborhood Association & Ecotrust are sponsoring a free Emergency Preparedness Workshop and Resource Fair for the neighborhood at large. Mission #1 for the event is to increase our community's level of awareness that risk reduction can be achieved through education and Emergency Preparedness Planning. We specifically encourage each residential building and business to invite a representative to attend this workshop as a first step. Mission #2 is a Resource Fair which will provide the tools needed for residential buildings, small businesses, organizations and individuals to develop EP Plans which are unique to each setting. For example, there will be take-away information on Evacuation Systems for High-Rise Buildings, Small Business Emergency Planning, Family Disaster Plans, Ready-Set-Go for Children, Emergency Plans for Special Needs Individuals, Pets in Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Supply Kits, etc. We are making this special plea to our entire neighborhood to get involved. Please join us. Ecotrust Conference Center, 721 NW 9th Ave Saturday, September 24th 9:00 AM-12:30 PM 8:30-9:00 Registration and Refreshments
City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Central City 2035: West Quadrant Plan
West Quadrant Team Identifying Issues and Opportunities with Community
The West Quadrant Plan team held three public events in April to continue gathering information about issues and opportunities in the area. The West Quadrant Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) held its second meeting on April 1 and discussed important systems, including transportation, parks the Willamette River and green systems . At the third meeting on April 22, the SAC broke out in small discussion groups covering three West Quadrant subareas (the Pearl District, Goose Hollow and South Waterfront). The team also met with the Downtown Neighborhood Association on April 8.
All the input from these events will work together to inform the next stages of the plan development. For more information and updates on the WQP project, please visit the News & Updates page of the CC2035 website.
Reader and Survey
To kick off the West Quadrant Plan, the project team developed the West Quadrant Reader and accompanying online survey. A short newspaper-like document outlining issues, opportunities and ideas for Portland’s West Quadrant, the Reader is a starting point for public conversation about the West Quadrant. It also provides background information to help people give feedback via an online survey. The West Quadrant Issues and Opportunities Survey seeks community input on topics such as housing, transportation and neighborhood services. It is available online through May 10, 2013 (only two more weeks!).
Upcoming May Events
Downtown Work Session – one week from today!
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7A
Please join us for a work session to learn about the WQP planning process, and help define issues that should be addressed as well as opportunities and ideas for the future. This work session will cover all the areas within the Downtown Neighborhood Association boundary. During the event, attendees will split into small groups and discuss specific areas including the Downtown retail core and waterfront, the West End, PSU, South Auditorium and RiverPlace.
West Quadrant Plan SAC Meeting #4
Monday, May 20, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
City of Portland 1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500A
The subarea discussion will continue, focusing on Old Town/Chinatown, Downtown, the West End and South Downtown
West Quadrant Plan Project
The West Quadrant Plan will provide detailed planning for Central City areas on the west side of the Willamette River. Check out the project website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/
The Portland Jazz Festival is a multi-venue series of jazz events presented each February within Portland. Nationally and regionally supported as a cultural tourism initiative in celebration of Black History Month, Portland Jazz Festival is dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art form by presenting internationally recognized jazz masters alongside local jazz musicians. A series of jazz education and outreach programs that extend into Portland’s schools and neighborhoods is at the heart of the annual event. PDX Jazz is dedicated to year around programming at various Portland venues including the monthly PDX Jazz @ The Mission Theater series and the popular PDX Jazz @ Jimmy Mak’s performances of nationally acclaimed artists. CLICK HERE for more information