Land Use Committee meets Wednesday, May 15

WNA Land Use Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 – 7:00 PM
Upstairs at the Woodstock Community Center
5905 SE 43rd Ave., Portland

Tentative Agenda

  1. Introductions
  2. Vic Remmers of Everett Custom Homes will present a project update on the development of the “gateway” block at the southeast corner of 39th (Cesar Chavez) and Woodstock.*
  3. Comprehensive Plan update on timeline (pending information from Matt Wickstrom, SE District Liaison at BPS).
  4. Woodstock as Neighborhood Center: Do we already have the capacity for 3,500 households w/in half-mile radius of the neighborhood “core,” as per 55.22.e of the Working Draft of the Comp Plan? Michael Cerbone will present his research on the number of households that currently exist, and how many can be accommodated, within a half-mile radius of the Woodstock Village Center.
  5. Determine neighborhood representation at City of Portland District Mapping Conversation and Discussion. This is a two-part discussion scheduled for Saturday, June 1 AND Saturday June 22. Both meetings are scheduled to take place at SE Uplift from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  6. Discussion of WNA Land Use Committee’s comments on the Comprehensive Plan Working Draft. Terry Griffiths and Michael Cerbone will present draft comments based on past LUC discussions and backed up with feedback obtained from the April 3rd Woodstock Visioning session.
  7. Set June meeting date.

*As most of you have probably already noticed, there are “For Sale” signs on the two historic houses in the Gateway Block facing Woodstock Boulevard. I called Vic Remmers last week to inquire about that. He said that he would prefer to sell those houses to someone with an interest in restoring or remodeling them, since his company “isn’t really in the business of remodeling.” The current line is that if the houses don’t sell w/in 30 days, Everett Homes NW will remodel or restore them themselves. This is notably different from what we were told in December. Remmers will have no more 20-30 minutes on our agenda, but for those who are interested in continuing a conversation with him, they can break out to do that downstairs or in the front entry area.

Terry Griffiths, Land Use Committee Chair