October SNA Meeting Notes

At the October 8th SNA general meeting, Jim Toporek presented the design of a proposed three story, 11,473 sq. ft. mixed-use structure at 4738 SE Belmont. The proposed building includes 19 apartment units and ground floor commercial space. Please direct questions and comments to Jim@studio3architecture.com.

We elected and welcomed new board member Christy Yeoumans. One board position remains open.

The SNA continues to make communication through our website, newsletter, and meetings a priority. Not every neighborhood has a newsletter, and we hope to leverage communication to help all our neighbors get through this crazy time. We welcome stories on any topic but especially contributions that might ease the burden of work/life/health in our Sunnyside neighborhood. We also hope to promote the cultural and business contributions of our residents (200 words max. please).

The November 12th meeting will feature Oregon House Representative Rob Nosse. Rob’s insights on legislative issues are always insightful. We also will continue to discuss the worsening homeless situation. All SNA meetings continue to be via Zoom, so please see the SNA website for the time and connection info; we’d love to have you join us. Stay safe.

December 10, 2020 SNA General & Board Meeting Agenda


This meeting is open to the public.
Times are approximate.  Agenda items subject to change.

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom.  All attendees will be muted upon entry into the meeting.  In order to ask a question or make a comment, please use the “Raise Hand” feature.  If accessing the meeting via computer, tablet, or smartphone app, you can do so via the “Raise hand button” in the “Participant” menu. If you are calling in to the meeting via phone, please dial *9.  You can learn more about how to use this feature here: https://www.techjunkie.com/zoom-raise-hand/

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Hawthorne at Home to Stay Up Year Round, Plaza at 37th Opens

Hawthorne at Home (https://www.hawthorneblvd.com/HAH), the online version of the Hawthorne Street Festival described in these pages last month, will now stay up year-round. The HBBA says it is not too late for Hawthorne businesses to develop their booth and it is free. Businesses “own” their booth and can use it for other online events too. The booths and other cool things on HBBA’s website are increasing weekly. There are now activities for kids, like a coloring page, a maze, and demonstrations from Echo Theater.  

The Hawthorne Plaza at 37th Avenue opened in September and should remain at least through October. There will be art in the street, places to sit and eat your lunch, to visit responsibly, and see the many shops nearby.  If you know an artist who would like to submit a design for the 11×100 center safety zone or for an 11×11 square, have them send their rough design to administrator@hawthorneblvd.com.  All pictures and no words, please.

September SNA Meeting Notes

At our September General monthly meeting Maggie Derk from PBOT gave a lucid presentation on the Hawthorne Pave and Paint Project alternatives. The analysis and its context can be found on PBOT’s website (https://www.portland.gov/transportation/planning/se-hawthorne-pave-and-paint). It was one of many presentations Maggie has made as PBOT solicits public input in advance of making a recommendation. There is an online survey on the website or you can make your views known directly by email to HawthorneRepave@portlandoregon.gov.

Last month, I asked readers for personal stories about how you are meeting challenges related to the pandemic. Lorraine, Jessie, and Russell shared some beautiful personal stories. Given monthly deadlines it was hard to get reader input for this newsletter so I’ll repeat the request. In 250 words or (much) less, how have you responded to the pandemic? Please email your submissions to newsletter@sunnysideneighborhood.com and we’ll share them in future issues.

Interested in joining the SNA Board? We currently have two openings. It’s easy to see what we’re all about – just join one of our general meetings on the second Thursday of each month 7–9 p.m.  Our website (sunnysideportland.org) has the Zoom link and an agenda is posted a week in advance.

In October the SNA will, among other things, take up the question of homelessness. Homelessness, especially encampments, will be discussed at the Safety and Livability Committee meeting Tuesday, October 4th, and continue at the general meeting October 8th. Stay well.

October 8, 2020 SNA General & Board Meeting Agenda


This meeting is open to the public.
Times are approximate.  Agenda items subject to change.

This meeting will be conducted via Zoom.  All attendees will be muted upon entry into the meeting.  In order to ask a question or make a comment, please use the “Raise Hand” feature.  If accessing the meeting via computer, tablet, or smartphone app, you can do so via the “Raise hand button” in the “Participant” menu. If you are calling in to the meeting via phone, please dial *9.  You can learn more about how to use this feature here: https://www.techjunkie.com/zoom-raise-hand/

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