May Land Use & Transportation Committee Meeting

Come hear about the 20’s Bikeway Project to plan, design and construct safety improvements to this 9.1 mile north-south bicycle route at the next LUTC meeting on Monday May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Southeast Uplift building (3534 SE Main St).

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

Neighborhood Elections – Thursday May 8th

What are your favorite things about our neighborhood?

Maybe you’re thinking of the Sunnyside Piazza street art, the neighborhood cleanup, all that bike parking on Belmont, the hundreds of freshly planted street trees, or the awesome Belmont Street Fair.  Your Sunnyside Neighborhood Association plays a part, sometimes big and sometimes small, in all of these things and many more.

This week we’ll celebrate another year of working to maintain a thriving, safe, and truly amazing neighborhood.  Join your neighbors, share a beverage, and talk about your ideas for Sunnyside, find out what we’ve been working on, and learn how we can work together in the coming year.

Help us as a neighbor* by joining us on May 8th at 7:00 p.m. and  voting in our new leadership. Even if you haven’t been to a meeting before we feel that it is important to involve as many neighbors as possible in the selection of our board members.  Not only will you play an important role in our elections, you’ll also be privy to insider information; getting the scoop on what’s happening in the neighborhood and across the city.

If you’re the hands on type, consider making a commitment to get involved in one of our many committees.  From helping with the newsletter to advising the city on land use decisions to keeping an eye on the (thankfully) small amount of crime in Sunnyside, there is a place (of varying time commitments) for everyone.

If you have ever spent time volunteering, you know that it takes all kinds of hard working and dedicated people to make things happen. Projects don’t complete themselves, issues don’t advocate for themselves, art doesn’t magically appear—people are the driving force. The same is true for our neighborhood,  only in this case neighbors must be the driving force!

*Neighboring isn’t just for residents; if you work or own property in Sunnyside we consider you a neighbor, too!

Sunnyside Neighborhood Spring Cleanup

Location: St. Stephens Catholic Church (enter on Taylor near 42nd)
Time: Saturday May 3rd, 9AM-12PM
Cost per load: Car – $10; SUV/Van/small truck – $15; large truck – $20; bikes and walk-ins are free

Acceptable materials

-Yard debris
-appliances
-sheet rock
-solid waste
-hard plastics
-sod
-wood
-furniture
-recycle: metals
NO Hazardous or Toxic waste.   No paint.

April Land Use & Transportation Committee

Come discuss the City’s proposed land use language around short-term rentals at the next LUTC meeting on Monday April 14 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 around short-term rentals at the next meeting on Thursday May 8.

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

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.

February Land Use and Transportation Meeting

Hello Sunnyside,

Please join us at the upcoming Land Use and Transportation meeting on Monday February 10th at 7:30PM in the Southeast Uplift building (3534 SE Main St).

A City Water Bureau representative will discuss the impact on Mount Tabor park and adjacent streets when the reservoirs are disconnected from the water system beginning in early 2015.  The public has an opportunity to comment on the historic resource and environmental land use review underway by the City’s Bureau of Development Services.  The future use of the Mount Tabor reservoirs will be a separate public process.

The other item on the agenda is a discussion of the City’s zoning regulations being updated to expand housing choices in residential zones as part of the Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Projects 7 (RICAP).  RICAP addresses technical matters and clarifications or refinement of existing adopted policy in typically a one-year revolving work plan.

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

January Land Use and Transportation Meeting

Hello Sunnyside,

Please join us at the upcoming Land Use and Transportation meeting on Monday January 13th at 7:30PM in the Southeast Uplift building (3534 SE Main St).

A Bureau of Planning and Sustainability representative will be presenting on the land use implications for the Belmont and Hawthorne areas being designated a Town Center in the City’s Comprehensive Plan update.

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