The Homestead Neighborhood Association meets on the first Tuesday, 7 pm at the OHSU Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, 707 SW Gaines (SW 6th Ave Dr. and Gaines St.), Third Floor. Confirm scheduled meetings on the Southwest Neighborhoods Calendar. View agendas and meeting minutes on the Archives page.
The June membership meeting will be held Tuesday, June 4 at 7 pm.
The agenda will include
- Elections for all board positions. Current nominations are for President - Ed Fischer, Vice-President - Jackie Phillips, Treasurer - Aaron Clemons, Secretary (shared) - Eric Schnell and David Schmidt, Membership/Outreach - Ann Knedler, Director At Large (two positions) - Michael Harrison and Elizabeth Hinds. If you are interested in having your name placed on the ballot contact Ed Fischer at email@example.com.
- Discussion with the OHSU Project Team regarding the Traffic Impact Study results and the architectural model for the proposed OHSU Expansion. Homestead NA has identified concerns regarding the additional 200 parking spaces allotted in this expansion.
- Mindy Brooks from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will attend to discuss and answer questions regarding the Environmental Overlay Project. She will explain the project's timeline and if you received a post card from the city regarding map changes on your property, Mindy will answer your questions. Environmental Zone Map Correction Project
- Review and vote on the revised Homestead NA Work Plan.
January 18, 2019 Homestead NA Requests that Park Bureau Delay Reviews or Actions on OHSU's "Safe and Accessible Pathway" (Gateway) Project until the Marquam Hill Connector Location has been decided.
January 26, 2019 Park Bureau Response to Gateway Letter
The Homestead Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) held an organizational meeting on November 10th. If you are interested in being part of this team, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in training to be a part of the Homestead NET, visit the PBEM NET page: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/58587 . You will be able to read all about the training, dates available and how to sign up. There are several residents trained by PBEM (Portland Bureau of Emergency Management), but more members will be needed.
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.
Homestead Board writes letter to city regarding unsafe pedestrian access on SW Condor Land
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 email@example.com. 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.