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.

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

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.

Watch Video, Learn More About Proposed Walgreen’s Drive-Thru

While we wait to see what plans Walgreen’s resubmits to the city regarding the renovation and proposed Drive-Thru for the store on the corner of Belmont and Cesar Chavez Boulevard, neighbors have created a video to illustrate how a drive-thru will adversely impact traffic and the neighborhood.

Watch the video and learn more about the issue at http://www.walbrowns.com