Learn about proposed land use changes to Sandy Blvd at neighborhood meeting Tuesday

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Our neighborhood meeting will be held this Tuesday, June 17th at 7pm at Central Northeast Neighbors (CNN) conference room, 4415 NE 87th Ave (side door of the fire station.) Light refreshments at 6:30pm. Our guest speaker is Nan Stark, Northeast district liaison for the City of Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Bureau. She will discuss the change in zoning designation proposed for Sandy Blvd in the Comp Plan Update.

Shaded area shows the properties suggested for zoning designation change on Sandy Blvd

Shaded area shows the properties suggested for zoning designation change on Sandy Blvd

Last year, activity ramped up for the Comp Plan Update, the 30-year plan for the city. During the fall, the city gathered public input via the so-called ‘Comp Plan Map App’ online. That input included a proposal from city planners to designate property on Sandy Blvd in Sumner neighborhood for rezoning. On the surface, this proposal could fit with results of a 2009 neighborhood survey seeking more walkable residential businesses, such as a grocery store, coffee shop or bakery.

At our May meeting, neighbors expressed concern about the rezoning of Sandy Blvd from 53rd to I-205. As part of the plan, the city is considering multilevel storefront commercial which will have an impact on parking. This meeting is a chance to learn more and present your questions about the city’s plan.

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