Tag: zoning

Infill Project Affects Woodstock; Comment by August 15

The Residential Infill Project* is a set of proposals to alter residential housing over a large area of Portland, including Woodstock. It’s a mixed bag of good and bad news for both developers and residents. It could lead to more houses being demolished and replaced, but may also encourage more… Read More»

Land Use: Beware demolitions via “historically narrow lots”

By Terry Griffiths The City of Portland is misrepresenting what it calls “historically narrow lots” to bypass a safeguard intended to slow down home demolitions. It betrays both current zoning and a compromise made with neighborhoods in 2003, affecting about a quarter of the Woodstock neighborhood’s single-family homes. (See the… Read More»

Land Use Meeting: Demolitions, Infill, Zoning and More (Updated)

Next meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave. These are interesting times for the Woodstock neighborhood. Percentage increases in its home prices this summer appear to have been among the steepest in the nation (based on a recently released report and the fact that… Read More»

Land Use Committee Preps for Comp Plan Testimony

Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. in the Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave. One way you know you’re on Woodstock Boulevard is the mix of residences and businesses — sometimes in the same building. Among the questions that have faced the Land Use Committee in recent months, is how… Read More»

Feedback Loop

We’re into Day 3 already of the four-day intensive Woodstock Charrette (a.k.a. Visioning Project)…. The National Charrette Institute team, assisted by volunteers from the neighborhood, have been hard at work listening, collecting ideas, compiling data, and beginning to render some visions and solutions on paper for our consideration. All Saints… Read More»

Woodstock Land Use Update

A message from Land Use Chair, Terry Griffiths: Next WNA Land Use Committee meetingWednesday at 7:00 PMWoodstock Community Center5905 SE 43rd Ave at Knight • The hearing on the zone change/lot partition for 3936 SE Reedway is scheduled for 9:00 AM on May 28th, at 1900 SW Fourth, Suite 3000.… Read More»

WNA Land Use Committee meets Wednesday, April 9

Reminder! The April Land Use Committee meeting is scheduled for this coming Wednesday at 7:00 pm at the Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave at Knight Street. Time is running short for input on Portland’s proposed Comprehensive Plan, and this is the first chance the committee has to meet… Read More»