The Homestead Neighborhood Association meets the first Tuesday of each month, 7 pm at the OHSU Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, 707 SW Gaines (SW 6th Ave Dr. and Gaines St.), Third Floor. Confirm meeting schedule on the Southwest Neighborhoods calendar.
The next Homestead meeting is February 6 at 7pm
(View Previous agendas and meeting minutes on the Archives page)
Homestead Board writes letter to city regarding unsafe pedestrian access on SW Condor Lane
Homestead NA Board Endorses Written Testimony to City Council Regarding Comprehensive Plan Map Refinement Project
Milt Jones, Homestead Land Use Chair prepared written testimony to City Council in response to proposed code changes in the Marquam Hill area. The proposal is for a mix of RH and CM2 zoning to replace the existing CM1 zone. The Board endorsed testimony can be found here.
Homestead Neighborhood Association Endorses Barbur Boulevard Alignment for SW Corridor Light Rail Project
The Marquam Hill Connector project is one of the components of the larger SW Corridor Plan. The plan proposes a mechanized pedestrian and bicycle connection between a proposed light rail station in Lair Hill near SW Gibbs Street and the Marquam Hill medical campuses. The Homestead Neighborhood Association Board endorses Barbur Boulevard versus Naito as the alignment for this project.
The Homestead NA Transportation Priority Survey Results Are In!
Homestead Neighborhood met in June to review the results of the recent online Transportation Priority Survey. We received 31 responses to the survey. Thank you to all Homestead residents who participated.
The Marquam Hill Meter Revenue Advisory Committee (MRAC) reconvened to review the results of the resident on-line survey and to determine the top three transportation priority projects in the Homestead area. The committee prioritized and clarified the following projects. 1. Sidewalks on Gibbs Street on either or both sides between 11th and 13th. (The committee would like to evaluate one side for cost effectiveness.) 2. Marquam Hill Road shoulder enhancement to accommodate pedestrian and bicycle usage-Gibbs to Fairmount. 3. Pedestrian connections (trails, walks or stairs) between Terwilliger and Barbur at Whitaker.
The committee will continue working on the transportation improvements for the Homestead area. Next steps needed are cost, leveraging funds and detailed project descriptions.
Proposed Trails on un-built Rights of Way
Aaron Clemons, Trails Committee Chair, prepared some excellent maps of some potential trail connectors. These will involve further discussion. The suggested trails are
Whitaker ROW: Multiple sections that lead from Barbur up to Terwilliger through and beyond OHSU Campus.
Curry Trail: Part of the segment between Veterans Hospital Road and 10th. Other possible Curry segments are 11th to 12th and 13th to Marquam Hill Road.
Improve the “demand trail” in existence from the end of Bancroft up to Terwilliger to meet at the stairs on the west side.
Possibly building a trail on the easterly side of the guardrail going up Condor Lane up to Terwilliger.
Condor to Eagle Point Park via Lowell
Nominations are still being taken. If you would like to suggest an unbuilt R.O.W. for a trail, would like to provide information to this group, or are interested in joining, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For nominations, please be as specific as possible concerning the location of the unbuilt R.O.W. and feel free to indicate any additional information that might help convey your ideas.
Duniway Park Project Update
The Duniway Park renovation is going according to plan although behind schedule. The new completion date is Spring 2017. The huge drainage pipes have been installed, the track has been re-oriented slightly, the new scoreboard is up and the green plastic grass has been laid down in the infield. The cushioning material is now being spread and tamped down. The Park will definitely look well-manicured and the trees, bushes and surrounding lawns will remain as natural areas. New benches and bleachers will be welcome.
Adjacent to the Park, on private property, the old "Y" building (now Under Armour) is being thoroughly renovated and a new third story will soon will be added. Detailed drawings show a pleasant profile which will not interfere with sight lines from Terwilliger Parkway. It will also have natural grass growing on the roof.
(Update provided by Liz Hinds)