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Lower SE Portland Area Plan online open house and survey close June 30

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Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) are collaborating with community members to assess land use and transportation issues for Brentwood-Darlington and portions of the Lents, Ardenwald-Johnson Creek, Mt Scott-Arleta, and Woodstock neighborhoods.
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Reminder: Explore the online open house

The joint BPS and PBOT project team invites you to participate in a self-guided online open house to learn more about potential land use alternatives and transportation improvements as part of the Lower SE Rising project. The open house has information on four preliminary community development scenarios, potential improvements to streets and conditions for pedestrians and people biking, and possible changes to the bus network. These recommendations were informed by the community through the kickoff survey, Pin It, Portland mapping tool, and stakeholder feedback.

Visit the online open house

Take the survey before June 30

After reviewing the information in the open house, we invite you to share your thoughts through an online survey. The survey will be open through June 30, and we encourage you to invite your friends, family, and neighbors to participate as well. We want to have as much public feedback as possible to create recommendations that will best serve the people that live, work, and play in the project area.

Take the survey

Rendering of SE 72nd and Flavel, showing bike lanes on either side of 72nd, and 4-story mixed-use buildings on west side, open space on right side
The image above shows a rendering of possible future development along SE 72nd Avenue near SE Flavel Street, one of the community development scenarios. These scenarios are discussed in more detail in the Lower SE Rising Online Open House. This rendering is for visualization purposes only and may not reflect the final proposed street design or land use designation.

Other ways to engage

In addition to the open house, there are other ways you can connect with the project team:

  • Neighborhood walk event on SE 72nd Avenue. Join us on a walk event to discuss possible community development scenarios and transportation improvements. Meeting details are below.
    • Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 5:30 to 6:45pm. This is a 1.5 mile walk along SE 72nd Avenue that will meet and end at the northwest corner of SE 72nd Avenue and SE Flavel Street in front of Three Sisters Nixtamal.
  • A bike ride of potential bike network improvements. As part of Pedalpalooza, join project staff on a relaxed ride exploring potential bike improvements. Meeting details are below.
  • Neighborhood association/community meetings. We plan to share these potential changes at the neighborhood associations within the project area during the summer months.
  • Community events. We plan to be at farmer’s markets, block parties, and other outdoor events this summer. Please let us know if there’s an event you’d like us to attend!
  • Contact the project team directly. If you have feedback that cannot be incorporated into the survey, feel free to contact the project team directly with your comments or questions.

Background

The Lower SE 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.

This map shows the Lower Southeast Rising project area. There is a special focus on the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. The larger project area from west to east includes SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard to SE 92nd Avenue and south to north from approximately SE Overland Street to SE Holgate Boulevard and SE Foster Road.
This map shows the Lower Southeast Rising project area. There is a special focus on the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. The larger project area from west to east includes SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard to SE 92nd Avenue and south to north from approximately SE Overland Street to SE Holgate Boulevard and SE Foster Road.

Contact

Lower Southeast Rising Area Plan

Marty Stockton

Project Manager, Planning and Sustainability

Bryan Poole

Senior Transportation Planner, PBOT