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Historic District Update

At its February 14, 2017 Board meeting, the LNA Board adopted a resolution, SUBJECT TO TWO IMPORTANT CAVEATS, to pursue nominating Laurelhurst for the National Register Historic District Listing. 

 

The Board’s resolution states:

"The LNA Board, by a majority vote, believes that a National Register Historic District listing is in the best interest of the neighborhood;

 

The LNA Board unanimously believes a National Register Historic District listing should not be filed unless a majority of the neighborhood supports it;”

 

The resolution further states that unless the Board “feels confident that a majority of the neighborhood supports historic district status,” the Board (1) will NOT file the nomination and (2) will NOT expend any LNA funds to further the nomination process.   

 

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Residential Infill Proposal

There are some proposed changes to land-use that LNA supports, however LNA is very concerned with any change of use that would result in encouraging demolition and in changes that are broadly applied across the city with disregard to the varying and unique character of each neighborhood.

 

You can read LNA's letter and feedback regarding Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability's residential infill proposal (RIPSAC) addressed to Morgan Tracy, the Project Manager here

 
Residential Infill Proposal

There are some proposed changes to land-use that LNA supports, however LNA is very concerned with any change of use that would result in encouraging demolition and in changes that are broadly applied across the city with disregard to the varying and unique character of each neighborhood.

 

You can read LNA's letter and feedback regarding Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability's residential infill proposal (RIPSAC) addressed to Morgan Tracy, the Project Manager here

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Neighborhood Associations Under Attack
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OCCL Seeking To Dismantle

Neighborhood Association System

In July, the Oregonian reported that the city bureau in charge of neighborhood associations, the Office of Civic and Community Life (OCCL), was trying to eliminate neighborhood associations such as the LNA.  

 

In August, the Oregonian obtained internal emails and texts from Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, her staff, and the OCCL director and staff.  These showed that Commissioner Eudaly's staff failed to consult neighborhood associations; that her policy director called them "high income" "white" "middle aged" people who needed to be put "in their place"; and the article stated that that the "backroom" plan has "backfired spectacularly".  

 

Read more in the September LNA newsletter (page 1 and 5), at Keep Portland Neighborly, and at the SE Examiner and the NW Examiner.  

 

The LNA has formally opposed the proposed code changes.

If you'd like to email the mayor and city commissioners to express your views:

Mayor Ted Wheeler mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly chloe@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Nick Fish nick@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Amanda Fritz amanda@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner JoAnn Hardesty JoAnn@portlandoregon.gov

Mann Old Peoples House May Become Affordable Housing 

 

The stately, history Anna Mann Old People's House by the northwest corner of Laurelhurst, at NE 32nd and NE Sandy, will be saved, restored, and adaptively re-used as affordable family housing.  Read more in the September issue of the LNA Newsletter, at Historic Laurelhurst.  The project will be undertaken by Innovative Housing, Oregon's leading non-profit focused on restoring historic buildings for attractive, livable affordable housing.  The LNA Board met with Innovative Housing and has stated its support for the project.  Innovative Housing has applied for the necessary funding to make this happen - fingers crossed!

LNA Board Election Results

 

Results from the May 28 LNA board elections.

President: Jeff Martin

Vice-President:  Vince Sliwoski

Treasurer: Peter (Mike) Dubinsky

Secretary: Jim Edelson

SEUL Rep: Constance Beaumont

NE Quad Rep: John Deodato

NW Quad Rep: Barry Kast

SE Quad Rep: Jan McManus

SW Quad Rep: (appointment: Kelley Hutchinson)

At Large Rep: Tom Johnson

Editor: (appointment) John Liu

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