Meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association 6-13-19
Present: sitting SNA Board members-Pat, Collin, Reuben, KC, Matt, Lorraine, Dave
Not present: Russell
Meeting came to order at 7:04. Introductions were made
Motion to approve agenda (Reuben) seconded (Dave) Motion carries
Announcements were made-Mazama Open House July 28th-an application to close SE 43rd Avenue between Stark and Washington was made for the event
Police Officer Report-no Officer attended
Town Centers Main Street Overlay Zoning-presentation was given by Chris Trejbal from Overlook Neighborhood Association
This involves a project north of Kaiser on Alberta. Prosper Portland purchased the land and it became an affordable housing project.The City created a Comp Plan last year which designates “Town Centers” along major transit routes were 25% of building space is for “Active Use” to encourage pedestrians and visitors to walk the neighborhoods. Developers of this new project in Overlook sought to reduce that to 14% and City Planners granted those adjustments. There is a public hearing next week. The City is looking for clarification-a 19% gross instead of the 25% it should be. Chris says the City needs to enforce the codes and is asking SNA and other NA’s to testify or prepare statements to be read at the hearing next Thursday, June 28th at the Design Review office (PPS building in 2500 B at 5PM.
A motion was made to support this appeal (Reuben) and seconded (Dave) Motion carries
Lorraine will compose a letter to be read at appeals hearing. For more information, contact Benjamin.Nielsen@portlandoregon.gov, with subject Case # LU18-277183
Deborah Johnson discussed a crosswalk at 39th and Alder. She is requesting a letter of support for PBOT. She reported that a pedestrian was hit by a car and injured at this crosswalk which does not have white lines or any signage identifying it as a crosswalk. She was told by a City Commissioner’s office that there is no funding for this. Matt suggested she look at “Safe Routes to Schools” as a source of funding.
Sunnyside Work Crew-David Rees
David has lived in Sunnyside for 18 years, and he would like to see more storage space for houseless people’s “stuff” and a resource for gigs and jobs, especially ones that would “put money in their pockets.” Colin suggested this would be an excellent pilot project for the Homelessness Response Committee.
Committee Reports were given.
Reuben announced he will be going to Germany for as long as 3 months-he may not return until September.