Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association

Special Meeting

Tuesday, June 28
6:30-7:30 pm
Multnomah Arts Center, Room 4
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.

Early Neighborhood Involvement Meeting

To Discuss A Proposed Development Off Orchard Hill Rd.

A seven lot subdivision is being planned for 12434 SW Orchard Hill Rd.  The existing house (which is accessed via Marett Lane) will be removed.  A new road, a continuation of SW Sequoia Court, will be built coming in off the stub in Sequoia Woods.

Kenneth Sandblast from West Lake Consultants will be at the meeting to describe the project in more detail and to get input from the neighborhood and to answer any questions.  The city code requires a developer to attend an early neighborhood involvement meeting if the neighborhood association requests one.  The purpose of the meeting is to get the developer and interested neighbors together for a discussion of a proposed development at an early design stage.

Normally the developer would be invited to attend our monthly meeting but because the neighborhood association is on a Summer break and will not meet again until September, ACNA has opted to call this special meeting.  The meeting is at MAC because Stephenson Elementary is closed.

All neighbors are invited.


Please email Liz Marantz, ACNA Land Use Chair,


July 12, 2016 Field Trip

Meet 7:00 pm at Stephenson Elementary School for a neighborhood field trip (walk) to the Oak Creek Mentor restoration site and then social time. 


Next General Meeting

Tuesday, September 13
7:00-8:30 pm
Stephenson Elementary School, 2627 SW Stephenson St.

Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association meets on the second Tuesday of the month during the school year. Everyone is welcome at the meetings.


Next Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 13
6:00-6:45 pm
Stephenson Elementary School, 2627 SW Stephenson St.


Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program:

You are now able to link your Rewards Card to your favorite nonprofit by following the link below. Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy’s, you will be helping that organization earn a donation from Fred Meyer.   Click here to sign up today:  If you DO NOT have a Fred Meyer Rewards login, go here to REGISTER:  

When ready to link your Rewards: search for #93046, select Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association, select ENROLL.


Emergency Preparedness

At the January 2016 meeting, a presentation was given on Emergency Preparedness.  A YouTube video was made of the presentation.  We have included a link to the presentation and the resources noted in the program.


Environmental Services Projects in and around Arnold Creek

Boones Ferry Road Culvert Project

Environmental Services and its partners are working on a project to replace a culvert on Tryon Creek under Boones Ferry Road. The existing culvert blocks all upstream fish passage and is too small to allow adequate flow during wet weather.


SW Stephenson Roadside Swales

Environmental Services completed work in March 2016 on a stormwater management project on SW Stephenson Street between SW 35th Avenue and Boones Ferry Road. This project  helps protect water quality in Tryon Creek.


SW Terwilliger Boulevard Sewer Project

Environmental Services will begin construction this fall on 7,000 feet of eight-inch gravity sewer in Terwilliger Boulevard from SW Northgate Avenue to Highway 43.



Land Use

More at


Site Address: 11660 SW Lancaster Rd
Proposal: The Bureau of Development Services is initiating a Zoning Map Error Correction, at the property owner’s request, to modify the environmental conservation overlay zone on this site. The site was inventoried in the Southwest Hills Resource Protection Plan as Site No. 122, Arnold Creek, which identified natural resources and functions for protection. Identified resources in this Resource Area include Arnold Creek and tributaries, steep slopes and forests. Natural resource functions include groundwater recharge, wildlife habitat, fisheries, recreation and scenic. The Inventory identifies steep slopes and riparian forest on the subject site. The protection zone was to be applied to drainages flowing to Tryon Creek. The applicants provided evidence that a creek is located on their property, which is currently designated as an environmental conservation zone. 

The Arnold Creek neighborhood association may take a position on this application. They may also schedule an open meeting prior to making their recommendation to the Bureau of Development Services.  


Site Address: West of and adjacent to 10667 SW Lancaster Road 
Proposal: The applicant proposes to construct two single dwellings, one on each of two undeveloped adjacent lots within the environmental conservation overlay zone. Both of the forested lots are currently undeveloped. The site contains approximately 65,166 square feet with slopes of about 17 percent. The proposed combined construction disturbance area will be approximately 27,950 square feet and the permanent combined disturbance area will be approximately 11,170 square feet, including driveways. The houses are to be situated mid- slope to preserve a drainage that crosses the southeast corner of the site. A culvert will be installed at the stream crossing for the 10-foot wide common driveway. The stream is a tributary to Arnold Creek. 

The Arnold Creek neighborhood association may take a position on this application. They may also schedule an open meeting prior to making their recommendation to the Bureau of Development Services.  




Co-presidents Grethe Larson and Debbie Griffin,

Mailing Address:
Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association
c/o Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

Phone: (503) 823-4592

More about the Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association on the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement website: