82nd Avenue improvements planned

by on Dec 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Last month, the Oregon Department of Transportation, which currently has jurisdiction over 82nd Avenue, kicked off its 82nd Avenue Improvement Plan. In many ways, 82nd Avenue is the best of roads and the worst of roads.  Last month, east Portland legislators, from left, Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer, State Senator Michael Dembrow and Rep. Barbara Smith Warner hosted the first of many Town Hall meetings on 82nd Avenue improvements. Alongside...
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Argay Terrace: Portland Has a Plan for Your Future, is it the Future You Want?

by on Oct 31, 2014 | 1 comment

A Letter to the Editor from Argay Neighborhood Association Board Member Al Brown: Portland is currently in the second phase of its revision of the city-wide 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The new, 16-acre Beech Park in the Argay Terrace neighborhood is expected to be built-out by 2017, according to parks officials. It’s not new zoning for the city; however, the plan serves as the general road map city planners follow over the next 20 years when...
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82nd Ave. Opportunities Town Hall

by on Oct 30, 2014 | 0 comments

On Thursday, Nov. 6th three east Portland legislators host a Town Hall on 82nd Avenue opportunities from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Hall at Portland Community College’s Southeast Campus, 2305 SE 82nd Ave. Hosted by state Sen. Michael Dembrow, Reps. Alissa Keny-Guyer and Barbara Smith Warner, the event includes not only a presentation from Oregon Department of Transportation officials on the planning process for a transportation...
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Argay Terrace neighbors, developer reach rapprochement

by on Oct 26, 2014 | 0 comments

“If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, it is partly because that is the road they generally start out on.” — Stephen Garrard Post The day after Al Brown’s unanimous election (5-0) to the Argay Neighborhood Association board, also chair of its Land Use Committee, he got to work on his plan to bring city planners and developer Chet Antonsen closer to the group’s ideals of what they want to see in...
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Vandalism blows Windscape Away

by on Oct 24, 2014 | 0 comments

We got a call recently from reader John Chinakos. He wanted to know what happened to the array of red poles in the traffic jug handle at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Weidler Street at the edge of the Parkrose Heights neighborhood that city workers removed recently. Chinakos’ call was not unique. Since its creation in late 2008, and despite a half-dozen Lee Perlman reports of its evolution and a front-page feature when it was being...
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Halsey-Weidler Corridor Work Group Applies for Two PDC Grants

by on Oct 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Tackling the task of how to breathe both charm and safety into the business corridor stretching between Northeast 102nd and 112th avenues, on Northeast Halsey and Weidler streets, the Halsey-Weidler work group met several times in September, tweaking their ideas for two grants they hope to receive. One grant for $23,000 would add several benches and trashcans along the corridor. A second for $44,000 would fund a design process, including...
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2035 Comprehensive Plan Draft Hearing Tonight

by on Oct 2, 2014 | 0 comments

The public is invited to share what they think of development in their neighborhoods and their comments about the 2035 Comprehensive Plan Proposed Draft in person with planners at four upcoming public hearings hosted by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Commission. The second hearing is Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Parkrose High School Community Center, 12003 N.E. Shaver St. According to bureau planners, Portland’s new...
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August 2014 Mid-county Memo

by on Aug 9, 2014 | 0 comments

The August issue of the Mid-county Memo posted online this week. This month’s feature stories are: The Halsey-Weidler corridor Working Group got a pleasant surprise when Portland Development Commission representatives told them money for improvements tripled; obituaries on Dr. Leo J. Freiermuth and Joel Caldera; an east Portland pools free-swim guide; after more than five decades, Parkrose tire king Bob Brown retires, and finally this...
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Development roils Argay neighborhood

by on Jun 19, 2014 | 0 comments

Argay Terrace residents are protective of their neighborhood’s character. They think developer Chet Antonsen, who owns MonteVista Homes in Bend, will smear it when he builds his Castlegate Apartment complex on three-acres of former farmland at its edge. After two overwhelming rejections by the Argay Neighborhood Association of Antonsen’s plans mitigating the development’s impact, they might be right. Because now, after the...
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Glendoveer Woods offers mixed-use units near light rail

by on Jun 13, 2014 | 0 comments

Construction is underway for a new apartment complex in Hazelwood that will include features for people with disabilities in each of its 112 units. Workers broke ground in January and expect to finish the project by January 2015. The complex, which lies between Northeast Glisan and East Burnside streets, is close to MAX light rail. The 106,000-square-foot Glendoveer Woods Apartment complex, 333 N.E. 146th Ave., has 135 parking spaces on its...
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