City wants development split–maybe

by on Mar 30, 2015 | 0 comments

After arguing with the city and developers for nearly two years over access points to a proposed apartment development, neighbors had every reason to feel good about what they heard during a two-hour presentation from the city’s Kurt Krueger at March’s Argay Neighborhood Association meeting. At the March Argay Neighborhood Association meeting, Kurt Krueger, senior development review manager for the city’s Bureau of...
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East Portland Citizens Want to Secede

by on Mar 28, 2015 | 0 comments

Stymied in their first attempt to de-annex a significant portion of the city of Portland, three east Portland citizens have vowed to rewrite their recently rejected petition, reformat the demand into an initiative petition, and gather the 31,345 signatures needed to land it on the November 2016 ballot. The East Portland de-annexation Secession group uses this map created for the city’s East Portland Neighborhood Office to illustrate the...
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Rose Apartments Bloom April 1

by on Mar 26, 2015 | 0 comments

The first tenants start moving into the Rose West building, 9700 N.E. Everett Ct., of the new Rose Apartment complex April 1, with more move-ins staggered throughout the month. The Rose Apartments, 328 N.E. 97th Ave. get final changes before a May 6 grand opening ceremony. In the Gateway Regional Center Urban Renewal Area, the 90-unit, $10.5 million project is close to light rail and Glisan Street’s I-205 interchange. The first tenants...
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Next Argay Terrace Meeting Topic: ‘Why is Connectivity Good For Us?’

by on Mar 10, 2015 | 0 comments

The Argay Neighborhood Association general membership meeting is set for Tuesday, March 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Portland Fire & Rescue Station 02, 4800 N.E. 122nd Ave. Courtesy Kurt Krueger Kurt Krueger, development review manager for the city of Portland, speaks at the March 17 Argay Neighborhood Association meeting about the city and Metro’s neighborhood connectivity policy. The guest speaker at the meeting will be Kurt Krueger,...
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March 2015 Edition Posted Online

by on Mar 5, 2015 | 0 comments

The March 2015 Mid-county Memo posted online today. Read all about it. THE OREGONIAN/BRUCE ELY For what would be former Trail Blazer Jerome Kersey’s final public appearance the day before his premature death, he visited the Madison High School campus (along with former Trail Blazers Terry Porter and Brian Grant) in recognition of Black History Month in February. Kersey, 52, was a role model whose life and works were a visceral reminder to...
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City snags development plan

by on Jan 29, 2015 | 0 comments

Most of the seventy people attending January’s Argay Neighborhood Association general meeting were there to hear an update on Castlegate, the proposed apartment development at the east end of their neighborhood.  New Argay Neighborhood Association board members, from left, Doug Cook, Bill Lindekugel and Craig Tolonen at January’s meeting. The three-acres of former farmland lies between the Parkrose Chateau retirement community and...
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Thinning Herd Forces Elks to Sell Lodge

by on Jan 28, 2015 | 0 comments

On Friday, Jan. 23, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Gateway closed the sale of their 30,000 sq. ft. lodge building and the five acres surrounding it to the David Douglas School District for $3.8 million. Due to falling membership and dues, the Elks Gateway Lodge and property was sold to the David Douglas School District last month for $3.8 million dollars. Third generation Elks Tom Frazey, current Exalted Ruler, and Public...
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Low-income Development Irish Moss Opens for Occupancy

by on Dec 31, 2014 | 0 comments

Last month, Mayor Charlie Hales and Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey joined PHC Northwest Interim CEO Deb Houston at the opening of Irish Moss, the non-profit’s new, 27-unit low-income housing development on East Burnside Street at Northeast 141st Avenue in the Parkrose School District panhandle. Last month, Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey, left, and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, right, spoke at the official opening...
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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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