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 [email protected] and we will do our best to address them during the discussion.


October SNA Land Use & Transportation Committee

Hi all –
What: Sunnyside Land Use & Transportation Committee Meeting
Where: Southeast Uplift, 3534 SE Main St, Portland, OR 97214
When: Tuesday, October 4, 7:00-8:00 pm

Tentative Agenda:
– Following up on the positive response from PBOT at last month’s meeting on the topic of street safety we will hear from Gwen Shaw, a transportation engineer and representative of Better Block PDX. The purpose of this meeting is to explore how temporary, short-term actions can lead to long-term positive change.

Hawthorne Interim Safety Solutions – Joint Sunnyside/Richmond Land Use & Transportation Committees

Hi Neighbors –

Following recent tragic events on Hawthorne Boulevard, Columbia Boulevard, Outer Division, and many other areas of the City, the Sunnyside & Richmond Land Use and Transportation Committees are hosting a special event this Tuesday, September 6th, from 7-9pm at the Aletheia Church (4511 SE Main St), two blocks north of Hawthorne & 45th.

Leah Treat, Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation,
Captain Crebs with the Police Traffic Division, Oregon Walks, and a panel of other guest speakers will discuss interim street safety solutions.

All are welcome to attend and lend support for greater traffic safety on Hawthorne Boulevard and across the City. Feel free to spread the word to help us bring 100 plus people to this event!

Safety Solutions for Hawthorne Blvd ver2

Sunnyside Land Use & Transportation Meeting

Hi all –
Our Neighborhood Land Use & Transportation Committee meetings have changed times to:

First Tuesday of every month from 7-8pm
Southeast Uplift, 3534 SE Main St, Portland, OR 97214.

**Unfortunately the 7-8pm time slot was not available for July 5th, which will be from 5:30-6:30pm**

The agenda for the July meeting is focused on safety in our neighborhood greenways. We will hear a presentation by Terry Dublinski-Milton – Greenway Diverters, Why and Where.

After the presentation there will be a discussion about the Good Neighbor Agreement with Laurelhurst Village.