Recap of Summer Engagement
Thank you to everyone who took the Lower Southeast Rising kick-off survey! More than 1,500 community members responded, providing project staff with valuable information about community priorities and needs. Staff also engaged with residents in other ways, such as community interviews, door-to-door canvasing, a neighborhood bike ride, and advisory committee meetings. To learn more, please review the Summer Public Involvement Summary document.
New Mapping Tool: "Pin It, Portland"
To understand even better the Lower SE Portland community’s issues and needs, we invite you to use a new mapping tool called "Pin It, Portland." This tool allows you to identify a specific location and provide comments about the issue or need. It can be used on both a computer or mobile device; just point to a spot on the map with your mouse or curser, click and type your comment in the box. If you have issues or questions while using the tool, please let us know.
Learn More and Stay Involved
- Read the Existing Conditions Atlas, the Commercial Real Estate and Retail Market Analysis Report, Opportunity Mapping Analysis Report, the Summer Public Involvement Summary, and Public Involvement Plan on the project documents page.
- Make sure you've signed up for future updates via the Lower Southeast Rising email list.
- Use the Pin It, Portland tool to provide feedback and comments.
- Visit the project homepage for more information and updates.
The Lower Southeast Rising Area Plan aims to address the historic lack of infrastructure investment in parts of SE and East Portland – including Brentwood-Darlington and portions of Mt. Scott-Arleta, Woodstock and Lents. Project staff are seeking community input to guide healthy community development.
City staff are working with a local Project Advisory Committee, a Technical Advisory Committee, community-based organizations, neighborhood associations, and neighbors for input and engagement to develop recommendations for the area, with an emphasis on anti-displacement and affordable housing strategies.
The project was launched in January 2021, and a final plan is expected to go before City Council in early 2023.
The Lower Southeast Rising Area Plan analyzes the residential and commercial areas highlighted in the map with a core focus on the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood.