The Multnomah Neighborhood Association is a formalized group of neighborhood volunteers working to improve the the quality of life in our neighborhood.
Multnomah Neighborhood Association (MNA)
Objection to Task 5
On August 7th, the City of Portland submitted Task 5 of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan to the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD).
On August 25th, MNA submitted an objection to the Plan’s Early Implementation Task 5. If found valid, the objection basically would maintain the historic character of the village by changing the CM2 zoning to CM1. The measurement of height would be done on the lowest frontage street. The document is posted below.
Also, the City submitted the record for Task 4 a few months ago. They waived the 120-day time limit for review and to be done with Task 5 when submitted. MNA recently wrote a letter to DCLD director Jim Rue and the commissioners to inquire about this waiver and request that DCLD proceed with review of MNA's three objections. To date, DLCD has not provided any information to the MNA beyond an acknowledgement of receipt. The letter is posted below.
Formal objections to the Comprehensive Plan Filed
Last week, the Multnomah Neighborhood Association filed three objections to parts of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan and its related Task 4. The objections were at the direction of the membership by several votes on each stage of the process—the documents at the link below speak for themselves. Two of the objections—on the “middle housing” policy and its process, or lack thereof, and on the designation of Multnomah as a Center—were filed on our behalf by Fodor & Associates, Eugene planning consultants, and reviewed by an attorney. The third objection—on Chapter 2, Citizen Involvement, was filed on our behalf by past president Carol McCarthy who was president during the Comp Plan process and rigorously pursued this issue, but to little avail.
Materials for saving trees
- Action Needed - Urban Forestry Commission - view as (PDF) or (MS Word)
- Heritage Tree Nomination Form
- Useful site about trees
- Link to an interactive Tree Map
Residential Infill Density Map
Multiplexes can go on any lot that is yellow, no matter what it is zoned, without requiring parking.
The Mayor held a public meeting on the temporary shelter on February 16th, at the Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium.
Click here for the City Press Release (November 10, 2015) (pdf).
Click here for Questions residents posed at November 10, 2015 MNA meeting (and after) (pdf).
Click here for Transition Projects Answers to Questions shared by MNA Chair in her December 8, 2015 Report (pdf).
Click here for Temporary Sears Shelter Donations and Volunteer Opportunites (pdf.)
Click here for the Emergency Ordinance: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/article/550713
Click here for the Quitclaim Deed (pdf).
President: Martie Sucec, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Katherine Christensen
Land Use Chair: Houston Markley
SWNI Board Representative: Martie Sucec
Multnomah Neighborhood Association
c/o Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219