March Land Use & Transportation Committee

An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a small, self-contained dwelling that shares the site of a larger single-unit home.  For demographic, affordability, and environmental reasons, specific suggestions (See Enhanced Housing Choices letter here) have been proposed that urge the City to amend land use code in favor of expanding smaller sized housing choices in residential zones.

Come discuss these specific suggestions at the next LUTC meeting on Monday March 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Southeast Uplift building (3534 SE Main St).

The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association Board will be asked to pass a resolution in support of this language at the next meeting on Thursday March 13.

Please feel free to contact Dan Rutzick – Chair of the Land Use and Transportation Committee with any questions at sunnysidelut@gmail.com.

Emergency Preparedness Committee and NET Need Stuff

By Lee Greer, SNA Emergency Preparedness Committee Co-Chair

This month, instead of a preparedness tip, we have a request. The SNA Emergency Preparedness Committee, together with the Sunnyside Neighborhood Emergency Team, now has a space to store supplies and equipment to use to help our neighbors in an emergency. Now we need supplies and equipment to put in it. Before we look for monetary donations or other funding sources, we are asking Sunnyside residents what kinds of things you can share with us.

Here are some of the things we can use:

  • Bungee cords to secure the lids of totes that have already been donate
  • Storage shelves
  • First aid supplies (Do you have some bandaging material or other supplies left over from a past surgery or illness?)
  • Clean 5-gallon buckets and lids for them (these are good for many things, including hauling water and use as toilets)
  • Things with wheels that we can use to move things to the staging area: (hand trucks, dollies, garden carts)
  • Water containers of a size easy to move when filled
  • Hand tools, especially pry bars
  • Tarps
  • A canopy
  • A large tent
  • Clipboards
  • Nylon cord or rope
  • And, of course, that all-purpose essential, duct tape (masking tape, too)

Check your garage or basement to see if you have anything you’re not using that you think we might use. If you’re not sure, check with us. You can bring things to a meeting. SNA next meets on November 14 at 7 p.m. at Southeast Uplift, 3534 SE Main Street. The Emergency Preparedness Committee meets on November 18 at 7 p.m. at the Hawthorne Fred Meyer in the deli seating area. Or fill out the form below and we’ll arrange a drop-off or pick-up. Thanks!

October Land Use and Transportation Meeting

Hello Sunnyside,

The upcoming Land Use and Transportation (LUT) meeting, October 14th at 7:30PM (at Southeast Uplift) is one you might want to put on your calendar.

We have requested the developer for the proposed project at 700 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd to follow up on their LUT briefing from last May during the first half hour of the October meeting.  David Mullens of Urban Development Group is proposing a 3 story project on SE Cesar Chavez which will include on-site parking.  Details reported earlier this year call for 108 units (16 Studio, 74 One Bedroom, and 18 Two Bedroom units) and 40 on site parking spaces.

The second half hour of the October meeting will involve a discussion of land use and transportation aspirations as a lead into the October 17th “neighborhood visioning” event at the Mazamas Mountaineering Center, located at 417 SE 43rd, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please feel free to contact Dan Rutzick – Chair of the Land Use and Transportation Committee with any questions at sunnysidelut (at) gmail (dot) com

September Land Use and Transportation Meeting

The next  Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting will be  Monday, September 9th, 7:30 p.m. at Southeast Uplift, in the basement.
Come hear about progress on the City’s Comprehensive Plan update and general land use trends in Southeast.  Bob Kellett from Southeast Uplift’s Land Use Committee will be on hand to give information and answer questions.

Land Use and Transportation Agenda for May Includes Meeting With Two Developers

Hello Sunnyside,

The upcoming Land Use and Transportation meeting, May 13th at 7:30PM (at Southeast Uplift) is one you might want to put on your calendar.

Developers for two proposed projects, one at 2808 SE Belmont St. and the other at 700 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd. have requested to meet with the neighbors about their plans.

David Mullens of Urban Development Group is proposing a 3 story project on SE Cesar Chavez which will include on-site parking.  Details, as reported by the Oregonian, call for 108 units (16 Studio, 74 One Bedroom, and 18 Two Bedroom units) and 40 on site parking spaces.

Urban Visions plans to demolish the existing residential structure at 2808 SE Belmont St. and divide the lot into 4 separate lots with single family residences on each new lot.

Currently these are the only items on the agenda and each developer will be given up to 25 minutes to present and answer questions.

Please feel free to contact Tony Jordan – Chair of the Land Use and Transportation Committee with any questions at twjordan (at) gmail (dot) com

SE Community Kitchen Tool Library in the Works

Sunnyside is a neighborhood with friendly folks who feel comfortable lending a cup of sugar to their neighbors. But what if there was a place where people could borrow a food dehydrator or cider press?

Everyone deserves access to kitchen tools for food processing, preserving, and serving. With that in mind, community members are developing the Southeast Community Kitchen Tool Library, a place where anyone can borrow from an extensive collection of kitchen appliances and tools. We hope to offer pressure cookers, canners, knife sharpeners, bread machines, popcorn makers, grain mills—even place settings and ravioli crimpers! The goal is to provide a wide variety of handy items that are infrequently needed and often prohibitively expensive.

We also envision the Community Kitchen Tool Library being a place where neighborly connections can be fostered through a shared love of food. The library might even grow into a community-supported kitchen where we can share our culinary skills, nourish our bodies with healthy local food, and collaborate on difficult or intensive projects.

We are inspired by other successful lending libraries, such as the Southeast Portland Tool Library and North Portland Preserve and Serve Library, and believe that together we will make this a reality. By making expensive equipment freely available to all, and by sharing our collective skills and knowledge about food preservation and preparation, the future Southeast Community Kitchen Tool Library will make our community a more equitable and sustainable place to live.

This is a community-directed initiative and we need your input, creative energy, and kitchen items. Please contact Kim Hack for more information (kim.m.hack@gmail.com or 971-285-7372). Join us on November 7 for a planning meeting at 1221 SE 35th Avenue between Salmon and Main streets. Thank you!

 

 

Planting Work Party at SEUL

SE Uplift is building a pocket-park at 36th and Main, and would love to have help putting in some native plants!  For a few short hours we’ll plant a portion of the property and spread some mulch.  If you have some time to help turn what used to be an unmaintained grass patch into a beautiful native landscape, please stop by. The planting will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 5 at 3534 SE Main.

Contact Tim at (503) 232-0010 ext. 313 or tim@southeastuplift.org for more information.

Board Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13

Here’s what’s on tap for this month’s general meeting. Please join us at 7 p.m. at Southeast Uplift, corner of 34th and SE Main.

  1. Introductions (3 min)
  2. Approve agenda, circulate August minutes (2 min)
  3. Sunnyside Tree Planting (Jeff Cole, 5 min)
  4. Leaf Day Overview (Grant Morehead, PDOT 10 min)
  5. Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Choya Adkison-Stevens, YWCA 5 min)
  6. Committee Reports (15 min)

Sustainability (?)
Land Use and Transportation (TJ)

Crime Prevention (HW)

Southeast Uplift (HW)

Treasurer’s Report (JP)

  1. Announcements (5 min)
  2. Approve minutes (2 min)
  3. Next meeting on November 10 / Newsletter articles (due Oct. 15)
  4. Adjourn