Please join us this coming Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 7:00 to 8:30, for another exciting Land Use meeting at the Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave. @ Knight Street.
This month we welcome Heather Flint Chatto, founder of PDX Mainstreets Design Initiative. Heather will discuss City of Portland Design Overlay Zoning Amendments (DOZA) and steps Woodstock neighborhood can take to develop design standards that reflect our values.
Also on the agenda:
Discuss the latest developments regarding 4804 Woodstock Blvd.
Consider adjustment requests from the City of Portland (we need to discuss procedure for handling these notices)
Review organizational structure of LUC board, i.e., size and members, voting protocol, and our need for a secretary!
—Less Szigethy and Thatch Moyle, WNA LUC Co-chairs
Join us at the Woodstock Community Center on May 11 between 9 AM to 3 PM for our annual plant sale, just in time for Mother’s Day.
LOCATION: 5905 E 43rd Ave., Portland
Credit cards accepted. No early birds, please.
We’ll be selling:
Perennials, herbs, organic vegetable starts, and succulents
Native plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs, and trees
Miniature sedum gardens, color bowls, hanging flower baskets, and house plants
Garden sculptures by Jill Torberson
Worm bins for composting food scraps into a healthy, nutrient-rich soil
Proceeds from this sale support volunteer efforts to provide routine maintenance for the community center, as part of an agreement with Portland Parks that has helped keep the center open since 2004.
Hope to see you there!
Donating Plants to the Upcoming Woodstock Plant Sale
If you have plant donations for the upcoming Woodstock Plant Sale, you can drop them off at the Woodstock Community Center at 5905 SE 43rd Ave., on Friday, May 10, between 12 Noon and 7 PM. If you need empty pots or an alternate drop-off time, call Terry Griffiths at 503-771-0011 or Sandy Profeta at 503-771-7724. Thank you!
We need your help with this year’s Woodstock Neighborhood Plant Sale. The sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2019, the day before Mother’s Day, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Woodstock Community Center, 5905 E 43rd Ave., Portland.
Proceeds from the sale help pay for routine maintenance, including custodial service and supplies, for the community center, as part of an agreement with Portland Parks that has helped keep the center open since 2004. Our volunteer “Friends of the Woodstock Community Center” coordinate all this.
We need volunteers on three different days
Thursday, May 9, from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM: Cover the community center’s North Room floor with red rosin paper, and get tables set up for sorting and organizing plants.
Friday, May 10,from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM: Help bring plants into the Woodstock Community Center, and label, price, and sort plants into categories (herbs, ground covers, white perennials, etc.). We need 12 to 24 volunteers for as much time as they can spare; some plant knowledge helps, but is not absolutely necessary.
Saturday, May 11 (day of sale) from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM: Beginning at 7:30, set up outdoor display tables, carry plants outside and arrange them on tables. From 9:00 AM to the end of the sale, help customers find and transport plants, and help with plant information. From 2:00 PM on, help put things away and clean up in and around the community center.
The 2019 WOODSTOCK NEIGHBORHOOD PLANT SALE is Saturday, May 11th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Woodstock Community Center, 5905 E 43rd Ave.
It’s a tradition: A group of neighborhood friends who volunteer annually to help with the Woodstock Neighborhood Plant Sale get together for a hypertufa party, signifying the start of the year’s plant sale preparations. What’s hypertufa? Equal parts Portland cement, perlite, and peat moss mixed with water to a moldable consistency.
Enjoying hot drinks and sharing conversation over a couple of hours, they mix and mold hypertufa into used plastic containers to make the plant pots that will hold Shelly Keach’s beautiful miniature sedum gardens, a popular Mother’s Day gift sold at the plant sale. The next step is looking for a variety of sedums to put in the pots.
With the onset of spring, now is the time for gardeners to begin potting up unwanted volunteer seedlings or extra plant divisions from their yards to donate to the plant sale. Some enterprising volunteers plant seeds for tomatoes and other veggies. If you have pots to donate, contact Terry Griffiths at 503-771-0011 or Sandy Profeta at 503-771-7724. And see you at the sale!
Join Friends of the Woodstock Community Center for a PLANT DIVISION WORKSHOP led by gardening guru Melba Dlugonski, Saturday, April 6th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the WCC, 5905 SE 43rd Ave.
As submitted to the City of Portland, the redevelopment
proposes 178 residential units with 130 underground parking stalls. The
building elevations provided by the developer’s representative show a 4-story building,
with vehicle entrance to the underground parking via 48th Avenue.
5,000 square feet of retail is proposed on the ground floor as well. The
proposed redevelopment would require the removal of the existing Joinery
buildings, plus four residential properties within that block.
Is the project already approved? What is the status?
The applicant and representatives presented preliminary plans
at a Pre-Application conference convened by the Portland Bureau of Development
Services on March 6, 2019. The applicant submitted the building elevations and
a project rendering (a conceptual sketch of the project) to get input from City
Bureaus regarding code and development standards, required road and sidewalk
improvements, and required submittal items for their formal application. A
Pre-Application meeting is the first step of the development process. Based on
input received from the Project Architect, they are only 5% along in their
design and permit process and their project timeline could take more than 8
months before final plans are submitted to the City.
Is the project allowed at this location?
The site is zoned CM2, which allows for commercial mixed use
in a variety of commercial centers and corridors in areas served by frequent
transit. CM2 zoning allows for office, retail and residential uses. Building
heights are 45 feet maximum, which is generally 4-stories, allowing for
increase to 55 feet with bonus provisions. As submitted at the Pre-Application
meeting, this project is 45 feet high and not seeking a height bonus provision.
Development standards require that the building be “stepped-back” as it abuts
residential neighbors, requiring upper levels of the building to be set back
further from the street and residences. The proposal does show this along SE
Martins. So based on the project submitted at the Pre-Application meeting, this
project does meet City standards and requirements and would likely be approved.
Who is the developer?
The Project Architects, Leeb Architects, attended the
Pre-Application meeting. The elevations and plans submitted by Leeb indicated
that Mill Creek Residential is the Developer. Mill Creek Residential is a
national multi-family residential developer with regional offices in Bellevue,
Washington. The plans list the project as “Woodstock Modera,” which is similar
to their other “Modera” projects. There are six existing Modera projects in the
Portland metro region. Those can be found at: https://millcreekplaces.com/portfolio/
I would like to provide input for
this project. How can I do that?
We welcome your attendance at the Woodstock Neighborhood
Association’s Land Use Committee (LUC) meeting held the third Wednesday of
every month at 7 pm at the Woodstock Community Center (5905 SE 43rd
Ave). Our LUC helps neighbors understand city planning and zoning issues, and
provides a forum for discussion of neighborhood land use matters. However, the
best opportunity for your input will be at the April 11th developers’
presentation held at All Saints Episcopal Church (4033 SE Woodstock Blvd) at 7
pm. As required by the City, the project team must present proposed plans at a
public neighborhood meeting. At this meeting you can share your input with the
I have a busy schedule and don’t want
to miss any project updates or important opportunities to comment. Is anyone
tracking this project?
Again, the best opportunity to have your voice heard is the April 11th meeting at All Saints (see details below). We will work to provide information relating to any other opportunities for public comment, as well as any updates from the project team and from the City, and key dates for project timeline. We will continue to track any submittals to the City by the project team and any comments issued by the City or its agencies. Watch for updates on our website, social media (Facebook and Nextdoor), and at our monthly WNA and LUC meetings (as agenda allows).
appreciate your interest in the project and want to provide a forum for your
input. Again, it is our goal to coordinate communications with the project team
in order to be able to keep the Woodstock Neighborhood informed!
Upcoming Woodstock Neighborhood
Wednesday, March 20: WNA Land Use Committee Meeting, Woodstock Community Center, 7PM
Wednesday, April 3: WNA General Meeting, Woodstock Community Center, 7PM
Thursday, April 11: WNA-hosted meeting with project developer, architect, and property owner, All Saints Episcopal Church, 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd., 7PM
The Woodstock Neighborhood Association has received lots of questions regarding the proposed development for the property located at 4804 SE Woodstock Blvd (location is currently The Joinery). Please join us for a special presentation with Leeb Architects regarding this project. For current status of the application status you can see updates at Portland Maps
A special meeting will be hosted by the WNA on April 11, 2019 at 7pm at All Saints Episcopal Church 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd
Visit our Facebook Event, share with your neighbors, we will see you on the 11th!
We depend on YOU for the success of our annual neighborhood plant sale benefit, which is largely made up of plant donations from generous gardeners in our community.
Though the sale doesn’t take place ’til May, the day before Mother’s Day, NOW is the time to begin potting up those plant contributions.
We are looking for perennials, as well as vegetable starts, herbs, ground covers, native plants, ornamental grasses, houseplants, and small trees and shrubs. We encourage you to pot up plants from your garden, or plant seeds for starts, by March or early April, in preparation for the sale.
Proceeds from the Woodstock Neighborhood Plant Sale go to support volunteer efforts that ensure ongoing routine maintenance, including custodial service and supplies, for the Woodstock Community Center. The plant sale helps us hold up our end of the partnership agreement with Portland Parks that has helped keep the center open since 2004.
SAVE THESE DATES!
Drop your contributions at the Woodstock Community Center on May 10, 2019, between Noon and 7pm. If you need empty pots or an alternate drop-off time, call Terry Griffiths at 503-771-0011 or Sandy Profeta at 503-771-7724.
The plant sale is Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 9am to 3pm. The Woodstock Community Center is located at 5905 SE 43rd Ave @ Knight St, Portland, Oregon.
1/14/19, 7pm: Final meeting of the WNA Organizational Structure Committee. Woodstock New Seasons (2nd Floor).
1/19/19, 2pm: Peg People, Winter Fairies: Bring your kids to the Woodstock Library and make a 2″ wooden peg fairy. Paint hair and clothes, even add jewels if you like!
1/23/19, 7pm: Friends of the Woodstock Community Center. Woodstock Community Center.
1/30/19, 2/4/19 & 2/21/19, 7pm: Affordable Childcare Conversation. Join Trinity United Methodist Church for a conversation about the rising costs of childcare and brainstorming solutions to these challenges. Children are welcome to attend and care will be provided at no cost during these sessions.
2/2/19, 5pm & 7pm: Crackin’ Crab Feast at All Saints Episcopal Church. $40 for crab, salad & bread, cash bar for beer & wine also available. All proceeds benefit Outreach Ministries at All Saints Church. www.allsaintspdx.org for tickets or call Nancy at 916-202-7132
2/5/19, 6pm: Woodstock Community Business Association Annual Meeting. Woodstock Key Bank, 4600 SE Woodstock Blvd. Your business is invited to attend the WCBA Annual meeting, find out what was accomplished in 2018 and goals for 2019. Join the WCBA for an evening filled with food, drinks and networking. Meet the board, renew your membership, or join for the first time! $15 per person, or two for $25.
2/6/19, 7pm: Woodstock Neighborhood Association Meeting. WNA Board meeting immediately following
Please join us for the first Woodstock Neighborhood Association Meeting of the New Year! This month we will hear from our Organizational Structure Committee on proposed upgrades to the WNA structure to a 501(c)3 non-profit. Come hear how this will help maintain and grow your WNA for years to come! January 2, 2019, 7:00PM at the Woodstock Community Center (5905 SE 43rd).
Peacock Lane: SE Peacock Lane between Stark & Belmont, December 15 – 31, 208 www.peacocklane.org
The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights: 85th & Sandy Blvd, through December 30 (Closed Christmas Day) www.thegrotto.org
Unless otherwise indicated,
meetings are held at the
Woodstock Community Center
5905 SE 43rd Ave.
1st Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm
Next Meeting: November 6, 2019
WNA Board of Directors
1st Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30pm
Land Use Committee
3rd Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm
Next Meeting: October 16, 2019
Friends of the Woodstock Community Center
4th Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm
Next Meeting: October 23, 2019
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