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Next Meeting:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
6:45pm to 8:30pm
7452 Southwest 52nd Ave. (MAP)

Arrive at 6:45 for social time with neighbors. Meeting starts promptly at 7pm.


Proposed demolition at 4937 SW Nevada Ct.

  • The applicant requests a Land Division-Partition to divide an approximately 19,800 square foot property into 2 parcels. Parcel 1 will be approximately 9,793 square feet in area. Parcel 2 will be approximately 9,795 square feet. A 2-foot right-of-way dedication is proposed along the SW Nevada Court frontage. Initially, the applicant indicated an existing house would be retained and an existing garage, shed, and driveway would be removed from the site. The applicant now proposes to remove all existing structures and redevelop the property with a new detached house on each parcel.
  • A 120-day extension can be requested by the neighborhood if submitted by October 14th, (See letter from BDS)
  • Notice of type Ix decision from Portland Bureau of Development Services
  • Contact: Claire Carder, 503-880-6503

Notice of a Type IIx Proposal at 7618 SW 49th Ave.


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About Maplewood Neighborhood

Maplewood is a small neighborhood, located in the Southwest area of Portland, Oregon, and is surrounded by three other southwest Portland neighborhoods: Hayhurst to the north, Multnomah to the east, and Ashcreek directly south. The neighborhood boundaries are defined by SW Vermont Street, SW 45th Avenue, and SW Multnomah Boulevard. The western boundary of Maplewood is the Washington County line. Maplewood's topography is hilly with two tributaries of Fanno Creek: Vermont Creek and Woods Creek. Vermont Creek runs east to west in the northern portion of the neighborhood and Woods Creek runs east to west in the southwestern portion of the neighborhood.

The land bordered by SW Multnomah Blvd., SW Canby, SW 51st, and SW Custer is constrained by the steep slopes, flooded areas, and wetlands of Woods Creek. In the creek corridors there are numerous underground springs. There are no through streets which pass over the creek drainages so there are few north to south connections from most of Maplewood's streets to Multnomah Blvd. Likewise, there are only two ways to travel east to west and exit the neighborhood: Vermont Street and Maplewood Road.

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The Maplewood Neighborhood Association meets on the second Wednesday of every month, except July and August. Location: Maplewood School, 7452 SW 52nd Ave. Contact: Jill Gaddis,

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What's a neighborhood association?

Neighborhood Associations are the basic building block of democracy in the City of Portland. Participants actively work to increase the vibrancy, livability, sustainability, and democracy of their neighborhood. Neighborhood associations belong to everyone!

About the Maplewood Neighborhood Association
The Maplewood Neighborhood Association can help you keep up to date on issues concerning life here in Maplewood. You can work with your neighbors on issues that directly concern you and let your views be known. Come meet your neighbors, and together we can make a difference!

About the southwest neighborhoods coalition
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc., (SWNI) is a nonprofit coalition that provides support services to seventeen Southwest Portland neighborhood associations and three business associations. SWNI is governed by a board of directors with representation from each neighborhood association and local business association. Funding is primarily from the City of Portland through an annual contract and partially through board fund-raising efforts. These funds help pay for staff, an office, printing, postage, and materials to support neighborhood associations and citizens in their efforts to participate in government processes, maintain quality of life, and fight crime. SWNI publishes a free printed monthly newsletter.

About the Office of Neighborhood Involvement
The Office of Neighborhood Involvement, (ONI) serves as a link between residents, neighborhoods, and City of Portland bureaus.  ONI works in partnership with many organizations including Neighborhood Associations, District Coalitions, Business District Associations other City agencies, and a wide range of community organizations and neighborhood activists to involve and inform the public in the civic life of the City.  In addition ONI provides a wide range of neighborhood livability direct services.