Land Use Update for August

IMG_20160721_182350282_HDRHere are the latest notes from the KNA’s Land Use Committee:

Nelson Plaza Food Cart

Dedication might happen on the first or second week of September.

4 carts (tentative):

DeHomis – Japanese Comfort Food

Drunken Noodle – Thai

Killa Dilla – Quesadillas

Puffy J’s – Puffy tacos

Portland Historic District Presentation

September 8th 6pm at 5736 SE 17th Ave.

What are the rules? Are there costs? And why might it offer protection to your home and neighborhood? Ask questions of an expert panel and figure out what historic district designation means to you.

Portland Harbor Superfund

Proposed Plan documents at NPNS

Meeting on August 31st at 7pm at 700 N. Killingworth

The plan for cleaning up Portland’s superfund sites appears to propose creating concentrated superfund sites. How we treat our contaminated land and water greatly impacts future generations here in Portland and downstream from us.

Portland Harbor CAG Steering Group meets on August 24, 6pm, at the BES Water Lab, 6543 N Burlington.

Columbia Children’s Arboretum

Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz has designated more than $1.1 million towards improvements at Portland Parks & Recreation’s (PP&R) Columbia Children’s Arboretum. The funding comes not from tax dollars, but from construction development funds called “SDCs” or System Development Charges. The investment will allow PP&R to increase circulation and access at the Arboretum—including the development of a paved multi-use trail, vital for more people to be able to get around the unique northeast Portland destination.

Mass Shelter and Housing Zoning Code Update

There are some changes to the upcoming zoning code to allow for more shelter housing.  You can see them here and comment:

Asbestos and Lead Paint Overview and where to report concerns

Overview of the demolition permitting process, including what is expected of contractors related to asbestos and lead

Certification Regarding Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint

The Bureau of Development Services Announces Search for Members of the Public to Serve on the Design Commission

If you’re interested in serving, you have until August 31st to apply at