McGuirl Designs to Present Plans for New Five Story, 45 Unit, Residential Building for 3150 SE Belmont Street at March 14th SNA Meeting

Please join us at our next Neighborhood Association meeting, Thursday, March 14th, 7:00 p.m. at SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main Street, for an informational presentation by McGuirl Designs & Architecture.

Casey McGuirl will present plans to build a five story, 45 unit residential building at 3150 SE Belmont Street, including a site plan and building elevations, and will be available to answer questions regarding the proposal following the presentation.  The purpose of this discussion is to share information between the neighborhood and McGuirl Design regarding details of the proposal, visual and exterior design features, and how it may impact the neighborhood, not to determine whether or not it should be built.

This location is zoned CM2 d (MU-U):  Commercial Mixed Use 2 (CM2) with a Design Zone Overlay (d) located in a Mixed Use – Urban Center (MU-U) area of the Comprehensive Plan.

[1] The CM2 zone is a medium-scale, commercial mixed use zone intended for sites in a variety of centers and corridors, in other mixed use areas that are well served by frequent transit, or within larger areas zoned for multi-dwelling development. Buildings in this zone are generally expected to be up to four stories, except in locations where bonuses allow up to five stories.

[2] The Design (d) overlay zone promotes the conservation, enhancement, and continued vitality of areas of the City with special scenic, architectural, or cultural value. This is achieved through the creation of design districts and applying the Design Overlay Zone as part of community planning projects, development of design guidelines for each district, and by requiring design review or compliance with the Community Design Standards. In addition, design review or compliance with the Community Design Standards ensures that certain types of infill development will be compatible with the neighborhood and enhance the area.

[3] Mixed Use — Urban Center.  This designation is intended for areas that are close to the Central City and within Town Centers where urban public services are available or planned including access to high‐capacity transit, very frequent bus service, or streetcar service. The designation allows a broad range of commercial and employment uses, public services, and a wide range of housing options. Areas within this designation are generally mixed‐use and very urban in character. Development will be pedestrian‐ oriented with a strong emphasis on design and street level activity, and will range from low‐ to mid‐rise in scale. The range of zones and development scale associated with this designation are intended to allow for more intense development in core areas of centers and corridors and near transit stations, while providing transitions to adjacent residential areas. The corresponding zones are Commercial Mixed Use 1 (CM1), Commercial Mixed Use 2 (CM2), Commercial Mixed Use 3 (CM3), and Commercial Employment (CE). This designation is generally accompanied by a design overlay zone.

You can find more information on this location at  If you are unable to attend this meeting or would like to submit written comments or questions regarding this proposal please email them to and we will do our best to address them during the discussion.


Second Working Session on Sunnyside Community House Good Neighbor Agreement and Draft Outline

It was very encouraging to see some new faces at the second GNA-focused meeting of the Safety and Livability Committee last Tuesday, February 5th. We spent the hour reviewing a draft outline of the Goals and Principles section of the agreement and sharing perspectives on safety, empathy and inclusion. Some great suggestions were made regarding how to improve the draft language as well as additional educational and services-based resources we can reach out to as the process continues.

You can find a copy of the draft discussed at this meeting (without suggested edits) as well as meeting minutes below. Thanks to everyone for their participation in this process and please encourage anyone you may know who might be interested in joining us to do so at our next meeting on Tuesday, March 5th.

Working Draft

  1. Introduction and Background
    1. [TBD]
  2. Core Principles
    1. Our neighborhood hosts a wide and varied array of people and activities and this work is about making the community a better place for all of them, including but not limited to:
      1. Residents, housed and unhoused
      2. Southeast Portland Little League practicers and other park users
      3. SES students and parents
      4. Business owners and their patrons
      5. Churches and their congregations
      6. Arts and community organizations
    2. Human rights apply to all humans.
    3. Conditions in the neighborhood, especially on the street, sidewalks and public spaces, affect everyone in the neighborhood on a daily basis.
    4. Everyone has a right to personal safety.
    5. Everyone has a right to access services to meet their basic needs.
    6. Everyone has a right to peaceful enjoyment of their property and public spaces.
    7. Everyone has a right to their opinion and deserves a voice in these conversations.
  3. Goals
    1. Reduce crime, especially drug use in public / publicly visible places
    2. Prevent calls to city agencies and drains on city resources
    3. Promote personal responsibility
    4. Promote a sense of civic participation, especially when it comes to public spaces
    5. Encourage long term participation in this agreement
    6. Reduce litter and obstructions on streets and sidewalks
    7. Affirm the Parties’ commitment to civil conduct, communication, and accountability to each other.
    8. Create an open and productive dialogue between all parties.
  4. All Party Agreements
    1. [TBD]
  5. Sunnyside Neighborhood Association Agreements
    1. [TBD]
  6. Sunnyside Community House Agreements
    1. [TBD]

February 14, 2019 Board and General Meeting Agenda

Times are approximate, Agenda items subject to change

Southeast Uplift
3534 SE Main St

General Meeting Agenda

  1. Introductions, Agenda & Minutes Approval
  2. Announcements
  3. Police Officer Report
  4. Sunnyside Community House GNA Progress Report
  5. Committee Reports
    1. Land Use and Transportation, Dave
    2. BABA, Dave
    3. HBBA, K.C.
    4. Communications, Dave
    5. SES PTSA, K.C.

Board Meeting Agenda

  1. Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Support Overview & Discussion
  2. SNA Budget Allocation Work Session
  3. New Business to be considered next meeting

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