Posted By johntarantino1 on February 26, 2010
Plans for the Fields Park will be on display at Umpqua Bank on the following dates. Be sure to stop by and check them out.
Mon, March 1st, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Wed, March 3rd, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Fri, March 5th, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat, March 6th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Comment forms will be onsite all hours – so stop by, take a look, and tell us what you think of the designs for The Fields.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. OMSI Auditorium 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland OR 97202 FREE Community Conference Presented by The City of Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Program and Friendly Streets, a non-profit organization This is a free 2.5-hour conference limited to the first 200 who pre-register. (Please pre-register no later than May 10th). Free light meal and dessert will be provided. We are seeking sponsorship from businesses and municipalities who are invited to send individuals or groups of participants. Graffiti vandalism can be harmful to the public’s perception of affected areas, and is expensive to eradicate. Graffiti that is left unattended impacts neighborhood livability, influences the economy of businesses, and can affect the sense of security for the entire community. The focus of this community event is a comprehensive look at graffiti culture, including preventative measures that are being used in a number of communities, how law enforcement is working in collaboration with other agencies to arrest and prosecute vandals, and how to establish and sustain abatement efforts while being fiscally responsible to budget considerations. Keynote: Constable Valerie Spicer – Vancouver BC Police Dept., M.A. (Art History), M.A. (Criminology), Ph.D. Candidate (Criminology) Richard Toscan, Dean Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University (School of the Arts) Award Recognition Paul Watts, Graffiti Removal Services – Demonstration and free removal kits Other presentations throughout this event will support the information that Constable Spicer will be sharing. *Attendees who wish to become abatement volunteers can sign up at this event, and will be given a free kit of removal supplies to take home, courtesy of Friendly Streets and the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement. To register, please call Portland Graffiti Abatement Coordinator, Dennis LoGiudice, 503-823-9666, Graffiti Abatement Program Assistant, Victor Salinas, 503-823-3093, or email your contact information to email@example.com.
The entire Pearl District is a design review zone which means that the larger neighborhood is given the opportunity to weigh in on the design of new buildings and improvements. This process occurs in the Planning and Transportation Committee for the Pearl District Neighborhood Association. The city has a multi step design review process for new projects. To give a real world example, let’s look at the proposed Hampton Inn on NW 9th Avenue. That project is currently going through the optional Design Advice Process with the city. The Design Advice phase is exactly what it sounds like – the developer is looking for advice and is not submitting their final proposal for official review. The goal of this process is to get early feedback from the City Design Commission before finalizing design. To that end, it is an informal process that allows the developer to get a better sense of direction before getting too deep into the design process. The Planning Committee approaches this stage in a similar manner – giving informal advice in the hope of getting great projects to add to the larger community. The Hampton Inn project will be at our next planning meeting on January 15th for our advice. The next level of the City’s Design Review Process is a formal Design Review. The developer will submit the design that they hope to build. The Planning Committee sees these projects prior to the formal Design Review Hearing. This review is much more critical as the understanding is that the building design being presented could indeed be the building that stands on the corner. Just like the Design Commission, the PDNA Planning Committee looks at that project to see if the project conforms with the River District Design Guidelines, the Central City Guidelines, and when applicable with the Historic Review Guidelines. The committee formally votes on the design and submits written or oral testimony to the Commission at this stage. Sincerely - Patricia Gardner
A study of the Pearl District--a remarkable, and still growing, area in Northwest Portland--will be shared with Rotarians at the June 3 meeting of the Pearl Rotary Club. At the same breakfast meeting, a group of individuals who have invaluably contributed to the growth and livability of the Pearl District will be honored. Joe Cortright, regional economist, will share his perspective on the Pearl District's economic impact. Cortright owns the Portland-based consulting group, Impresa, Inc., specializing in regional economic analysis. He has served as a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and is currently chair of the Oregon Governor's Council of Economic Advisors. Cortright will take a closer look at the economic development of the Pearl District as it has grown over the past decade or two, where it stands today and what it may mean for the city and the region as the Pearl moves toward buildout in the next few years. As Cortright observes in advance of his Pearl Rotary presentation: “As we increasingly shift to a knowledge-based economy, vibrant urban neighborhoods like the Pearl District play a critical role in anchoring talent in place and creating opportunities for the social and economic interactions that drive regional success.” At the same meeting, Pearl Rotarians will honor their 2014 community service award recipients. Three individuals and one business have been chosen for accolades: Patricia (Patti) Gardner, president, Pearl District Neighborhood Association--for her significant work to improve the district's livability including public transit and parks development; Tom Manley, president, Pacific Northwest College of Art--for longstanding leadership in arts and culture and for his lead in planning a major school expansion; Adele Nofield, president, Pearl District Business Association--for her signature role in founding PDBA and serving as its long-term president; Powell's Books--for the company's long-term contribution to the success of its neighborhood and for being an economic engine for the Pearl's community development. Michael Powell will receive the award from the club. The 7:15 a.m. event will mark the second year of Pearl Rotary's community awards. Observed club President Marc Hillman: "The honorees this year represent significant contributions to the livability of the Pearl District, its business vitality and the area's culture and education achievements. "Each exemplifies Rotary's credo, 'Service Above Self.' The Pearl District is a better place to live, work and study...and for visitors to enjoy, because of their laudable service to the community." The recognition program is a project of the vocational service committee of Pearl Rotary. The public is invited to attend, but seating is expected to be limited and reservations will be necessary. The $10 fee for breakfast can be paid at the door at Ecotrust's second-floor conference room; reservations can be made with Past President Don Barney, 503.228.1163 (firstname.lastname@example.org).