The Portland Bureau of Transportation informed CAN on August 15, 2016 that they were applying for a grant to make safety improvements to NE 72nd Avenue. The grant would come from Regional Flexible Funds—Federal money administered by Metro. The proposed improvements include:
Multi-use path on west side from Killingsworth to Sumner
Separated sidewalk and two-way bike path on west side from Sumner to Prescott
Multi-use path down center of Roseway median from Prescott to Sandy
Enhanced crossings and signal safety improvements at Alberta, Prescott, Mason, and Sandy/Fremont
These are changes that have been sought by CAN for some years. If the project is funded, which seems likely, construction would begin in 2020 or 2021. At its meeting on August 16, the CAN board unanimously approved the following letter of support for the project.
August 17, 2016
To Whom it May Concern:
The Cully Association of Neighbors (CAN) is pleased to support the City of Portland application for Regional Flexible Funds for the Connected Cully Phase 2 project. The application wisely focuses on pedestrian and bicycle safety for NE 72nd Avenue.
NE 72nd Avenue in the Cully neighborhood is currently a narrow street with fast-moving vehicle traffic, and no pedestrian or bicycle infrastructure. It is widely used by low-income Cully residents on foot to access the Northeast Emergency Food Program at 4800 NE 72nd and Sacajawea Headstart at 4800 NE 74th. 72nd Avenue is also the terminus of the popular Going/Alberta Street Neighborhood Greenway, requiring many bicycle riders to continue their trips sharing the travel lanes with speeding cars.
Cully is a neighborhood with many needs. Annexed to Portland in 1985, we lack basic infrastructure that other neighborhoods take for granted—sidewalks, parks and paved streets. As Portland’s most diverse neighborhood, with a high percentage of low-income families, Cully is unable to fund infrastructure by creating local improvement districts. We must reach out to a variety of public and private funders to correct these historical inequities.
CAN has sought funding for 72nd Avenue safety improvements from other sources in the past, without success. We urge you to grant funds for the much-needed Connected Cully Phase 2.
Laura Young, Chair David Sweet
For the CAN Board CAN Land Use & Transportation Chair
PUBLIC NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT
Application of Northwest Shingle Recyclers, LLC to operate an asphalt roofing shingle recovery facility
Notice Issued: December 29, 2014
Written comments regarding this application may be submitted through 5 p.m. January 30, 2015. Applicant: Northwest Shingle Recyclers LLC
Name and location of facility:
Northwest Shingle Recyclers-NE Site
7626 NE Killingsworth Street
Portland OR 97218
Description of facility/application
Northwest Shingle Recyclers, LLC (NSR) has submitted an application for a Metro solid waste facility license to operate a material recovery facility for roofing waste.
If approved, NSR's license would allow the facility to accept and sort only roofing debris, such as composition roofing shingles, felt paper, nails, wood, and metal for the purpose of recovering recyclable materials. The facility will recover composition roofing shingles for consolidation and delivery to asphalt production plants. No other wastes will be accepted at the proposed facility. No asbestos-containing waste will be accepted at the facility. All waste related activities will be conducted within an enclosed building. The applicant currently operates three similar facilities within the Metro region.
Before such operations can start, NSR will need authorization from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and is required to apply for and obtain a DEQ-issued solid waste permit, a process subject to public notice and review by the state. NSR will also need to construct a covered and enclosed building prior to commencing operations.
The site is located within a General Employment Zone (EG2h) and the proposed use is considered an industrially related use that is allowed by right in this zone by the city of Portland.
For more information
To review the application materials, contact Barb Leslie at (503) 797-1835, or view the application online at:
Where to send comments
Metro accepts comments by mail, fax and email. Address comments to Will Ennis, Senior Solid Waste Planner.
Will Ennis, Senior Solid Waste Planner
Metro Finance and Regulatory Services
600 NE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax number: (503) 813-7544
From:Sylvia Cate, Land Use Services
503-823-7771 503-823-7771 / Sylvia.Cate@portlandoregon.gov
NOTICE OF A TYPE II PROPOSAL IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Development has been proposed in your neighborhood. The proposed development requires a land use review. The proposal, review process, and information on how to respond to this
notice are described below. A copy of the site plan and zoning map is attached. I am the staff
person handling the case. Please call me if you have questions regarding this proposal. Please
contact the applicant if you have questions regarding any future development on the site.
Because we must publish our decision within 28 days, we need to receive your written
comments by 5 p.m. on July 31, 2014. Please mail or deliver your comments to the address
at the bottom of the page, and include the Case File Number, LU 14-139487 AD, in your letter. It also is helpful to address your letter to me, Sylvia Cate. You can also e-mail your comments to me at my e-mail address identified above.
CASE FILE NUMBER: LU14-139487AD
Owner: Pyco LLC
5949 NE Cully Blvd/Portland, OR 97218-3354
Applicant: Brent Hedberg, Main Contact/Specht Development, Inc.
15325 SE Beaverton Creek CT/ Beaverton, OR 97006
Site Address: Property fronting NE Killingsworth between 75th and NE 82nd (actual address 7926 NE Killingsworth)
The applicant proposes to develop the site with a proposed new industrial service facility for
Comcast Corporation. The project will include a warehouse, fleet parking and accessory office use which will include sales, customer service and technical support functions.
Comcast will also operate a fleet of company vehicles out of the facility that will provide installation, maintenance and support services for Comcast’s operations in the eastern portion of the Portland Metropolitan Area.
The zoning code regulates the number of parking spaces for specified development;
based on the maximum allowed parking spaces, a total of 135 parking spaces are required.
The parking maximum assumes a relatively low number of employees working in large industrial buildings.
However, the applicant is requesting an Adjustment to 33.266.115.B to increase the maximumnumber of parking spaces on-site to accommodate fleet vehicle parking, which includes 21 large bucket trucks, 120 fleet vans, 20 fleet pickup trucks, 4 fleet trailers and 19 fleet pool vehicles which require a total of 184 parking spaces. Additionally there will be approximately 62 full time employees who do not drive fleet vehicles and will park their personal vehicles on site. Shift changes among employees will also cause a spike in parking demand periodically through the work day. An additional 161 full time employees will be based at this facility and will operate fleet vehicles. Therefore, the applicant requests an Adjustment to allow a total of 260 parking spaces on site.
To view the complete application and site maps go to http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/496475
Public meeting January 28, 2014 for AT&T wireless antenna installation on Cully Blvd
AT&T Mobility is proposing to place wireless telecommunications antennas on a new 74-foot utility pole in the public right of way at 4734 NE Cully Boulevard. Odelia Pacific, representing AT&T, will conduct a public meeting on Tuesday, January 28, to provide information about the proposal. If you have questions or concerns about this project please bring them to this meeting.
Date—Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Time—6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Where—6025 NE Prescott Street, Grace Presbyterian Church