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Open house school tours

Alameda Elementary School kindergarten

If you are registering your child for kindergarten for the fall of 2015, you must register by May 1st.

Hancock Street Preschool open house

Come and tour Hancock Street Preschool, a cooperative preschool in NE Portland that has been running strong since 1984.  We are touring now and taking applications for the 2015-2016 school year.

Our open house is Saturday, February 7th from 9:30 am -12:00 pm at 1624 NE Hancock, inside Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Additional information is on our website: www.hancockstreetpreschool.com

 

The Madeleine School Parish Hall, 3240 NE 23rd Avenue

The Madeleine School Parent Information Night

Monday, February 2, 2015, 7- 8:30pm
Open House Tours
Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 10am – 1pm

 

UNITED NEIGHBORHOODS FOR REFORM DEMOLITION/DEVELOPMENT RESOLUTION to be submitted to Portland City Council.

The ANA Board has voted to support this resolution, contingent upon any serious constituent objections. We invite residents/property-owners to comment via email. Objections, support or comments should be emailed to the ANA Land Sue and Transportation Committee at lootcie@gmail.com by December 5th.

Whereas sustainability, livability, and environmental and public safety are of concern to Portland

residents;

Whereas the preservation of each neighborhood’s historical heritage and character are of prime

concern to Portland residents; and

Whereas the preservation of existing affordable housing is a citywide concern; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, that the United Neighborhoods for Reform requests:

1) Implementation of changes to the city’s demolition regulations and protocols:

a) Elimination of the (K)(1) exemption and restoration of the automatic 35-day demolition delay for

single-family structures.

b) Definition of “demolition” as removal of 50% or more of the structure.

c) Requirement that applicants for demolition permits comply with all state and federal

environmental and safety regulations including those for lead and asbestos.

d) Retention of existing code providing for a 35-day delay on demolitions with an option for a 120-

day delay available to a recognized neighborhood association or coalition, with the understanding

that a good-faith effort be made to find alternatives to demolition.

e) Notice of proposed demolition will be mailed to residents and property owners within a specified

distance upon acceptance of the demolition application. If permit is approved, a 72-hour notice of

date of demolition will be provided to the same parties.

f) Establishment of a rigorous definition of “deconstruction,” and recommendation of appropriate

incentives, including an increased tip fee for construction debris.

2) Establishment of a task force composed of 50% neighborhood organizations and 50% city staff and

concerned citizens to determine the distance required for notifications above, as well as:

a) Revision of code to limit the mass, footprint, setbacks, and height of construction to that of the

average of existing homes within a specified distance.

b) Revision of current zoning and lot-splitting policies to protect existing housing and lot size.

c) Recommendations for tree and solar access protections.

3) Adoption by City Council of:

a) Measures to protect Portland residents from lead, asbestos, and other contaminants resulting from

demolition/development by requiring surveys for these materials and an approved plan for lawful

removal and disposal before issuance of demolition permit.

b) An update of the Historic Resources Inventory, with a waiting period mandated for removal of a

property from the inventory.

c) A user-friendly online system available to the public for tracking demolition activity.

 

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