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Special SJNA Board Meeting Monday 10/30 at 7PM – Central Lofts Appeal Consideration

Neighbors,

On Sept 11th of this year a letter of concern regarding the architectural design of the proposed Central Lofts (which will be built where the Central Hotel now stands) was penned and sent by a stakeholder group made up of the St Johns Neighborhood Association, the Boosters, the St Johns Center for Opportunity, and a group of concerned citizen architects. This letter became part of the public comment.

The development team made significant changes to respond to the concerns of all those who commented – most of these centered around the interface and impact to the public realm.

The City has since approved the design, with the new modifications. The SJNA Board is going to hold a meeting to discuss this decision, whether it satisfied and rectified the concerns sufficiently and further steps. This meeting is open to the public for observation but not for participation or comment.

Monday, October 30th, 7pm, St Johns Center for Opportunity 

 

REVISED: Click here to view the decision documents from the City of Portland’s design office

 

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SJNA October 9th Board Elections Results Reported

Neighbors, please review the following statement and documents regarding the St. Johns Neighborhood Association’s Oct. 9 board elections, including ballots, sign-in sheets and vote tallies. We are sharing them after Star Stauffer, a longtime neighbor and candidate who wasn’t elected to the board, requested ballots and other materials in the wake of the vote. Her verbal request after the election was followed by a written request sent Oct. 19. We’d like to thank our partners in the Office of Neighborhood Involvement for agreeing to facilitate access to the original documents she’s requested and for helping us share these copies so widely.

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PBOT Discusses Lombard Improvements at Next SALT Meeting – 10/3 at 7PM

TRUCK STRATEGY FOLLOW-UP / THE LOMBARD SECTION OF THE PLAN

Many of you have been following and/or involved with the improvements on St Louis and Fessenden. The community involvement has been integral and essential to getting what the community was promised – quite a success! It’s important to know, however, that the improvements in the plan extend beyond St Louis/Fessenden. As a result of moving all truck traffic onto Lombard (north of St Louis), there are improvements proposed to make it safer for residents who live on this highly impacted corridor. One of the most important are improvements to the “S” curve at N John Street.

Rich Newlands (PBOT) has agreed to come to talk to us at the St Johns SALT (Safety and Livability Team) and Land Use meeting Tuesday, Oct 3rd. 7pm. Center for Opportunity. Come with your experiences and ideas. Attached is a pdf that outlines what was proposed. The Lombard section (the “carrot”?) is towards the end. I’ll post a better diagram/map soon.

We hope to see you there.

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