Meeting Notice : Homestead Prepares!
Zoom monthly meeting for anyone on the second Tuesday of each month.
This Month: February 9, 2021 from 7pm to 8pm PST
A year ago the Homestead NET team actively started a block coordinator effort to get all the single family homes in Homestead surveyed around emergency preparedness and connected with neighbors on their "blocks". After 40% completion, Covid hit making it impossible to complete the face-to-face interviews. A few blocks have over 90% participation, but many others have not started yet. To involve everyone we have started monthly Zoom meetings open to everyone in Homestead interested in their household emergency plans and their integration into a plan for our Homestead Community.
- The Homestead Neighborhood Association was asked to comment on the proposed street vacation on SW Whitaker between the streets of SW 10th and SW Veterans Hill Road. A letter of approval with conditions was sent on February 2 to Dee Walker, Rights of Way Agent for th Bureau of Transportation.
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 email@example.com.
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 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.