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Federal funding will help create permanent plazas downtown, including a segment of the future Green Loop

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will receive a $1.2 million federal grant to create 32,000 square feet of street plazas to promote tourism and the economic recovery of downtown.

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City Council to vote on amendment to extend Veterans Memorial Coliseum Operating Agreement

An amendment to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum Operating Agreement, extending the current expiration date, would allow for more comprehensive discussions around future improvements and operations at the Rose Quarter venues.

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September 2022 Newsletter

September updates from the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy. N/NE Oversight is recruiting! Next meeting Sept 8, in-person and virtual. Meet the new Neighborhood Housing Preservation Manager. Program updates, spotlight stories, and resources.

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New Healthy Businesses application is now open

The Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) Healthy Businesses permit allows temporary changes to streets to give people more space to conduct business safely. PBOT is now accepting applications for the next permit cycle, Sept. 1, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2023.

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Portland City Council unanimously approves largest single investment in climate justice in City history

$107 million will fund 65 projects fighting climate change as nation faces unrelenting heatwaves, wildfires, drought and other extreme weather events.

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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability announces recommendations for Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund Round 2 RFP

The full recommended portfolio will be presented to City Council on Wednesday, July 13, at a first reading.

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June 2022 Newsletter

The June 2022 edition of the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy Newsletter. A letter on our progress from Director Callahan. Strides in homeownership. The Oversight Committee releases their 2021 Annual Report. Spotlighting our partners at AAAH and PCRI. New Safe Rest Village on Carey Blvd.

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Portland City Council approves three initiatives to improve contracting opportunities for companies owned by people of color, women

A new contracting disparity study, pilot programs and a regional workforce equity agreement are designed to diversify firms doing business with the City of Portland and workers at City construction projects. Reforms were proposed in partnership with community partners, in response to a 2020 audit.

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PBOT News Release: PBOT extends Healthy Businesses, Portland Public Street Plazas programs to help Portlanders continue to embrace public space after the COVID-19 pandemic

In the early days of the pandemic, PBOT created two new programs that provided critical, urgently needed outdoor space for business use and community gatherings. Operation in the streets beyond this summer is contingent on City Council funding in the upcoming 2022-23 budget.

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Permit applications submitted under the 2014 versions of Oregon Structural Specialty Code or Oregon Residential Specialty Code that have not achieved “Approved to Issue” status expire on Oct. 1, 2022, without further action

Permit applications that normally expire after 180 days of inactivity received automatic extensions due to the pandemic.

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January 2022 Newsletter

January updates from the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy. Homeownership Preservation pilot becomes a permanent program. N/NE Oversight Committee is recruiting! Meet our three newest members. Metro Bond to fund new affordable housing in N/NE. Resources for low-income renters facing eviction.

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A bicycle delivery company is featured in the first video in a series to showcase unique perspectives when it comes to Portland’s urban freight

Watch our new video and take a survey about your experience with urban freight in Portland

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City Council to discuss ongoing permitting improvement efforts at Jan. 25 work session

The City Council will receive updates from development review bureaus on efforts to improve permitting services and discuss proposed updates to city policies.

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City of Portland plans improvements at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, addresses immediate safety risk

Due to deterioration, granite walls honoring local veterans will be removed and safely stored. A new reinvestment strategy outlines future upgrades at the Coliseum.

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Metro Approves Seven New Portland Projects for Affordable Housing Bond Funding

Seven new Portland projects received full concept endorsement from Metro for funding from Metro’s Regional Affordable Housing Bond, bringing the city to 1,200+ units of affordable housing in the pipeline through the Metro Bond—or 83% of the goal set forth for Portland's allocation of the funds.

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Portland Housing Bureau Announces Nine Projects for Metro Funding

With the slate of new projects recommended for funding from Metro’s Affordable Housing Bond, Portland will surpass 80% of its Metro Bond housing goals. Land donation by Kaiser Permanente will further bond progress in 2022.

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PBOT cuts the ribbon on Rivergate Overcrossing

Rivergate Overcrossing is Portland's newest investment in its freight network. The $23 million bridge solves a long-standing traffic bottleneck, making it easier and safer for employees to get to work, truck drivers to deliver their goods and businesses to get their goods into customers' hands.

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PBOT’s Healthy Businesses permit program to continue waiving fees through June 2022

Good news for small business owners and their customers! Thanks to Portland City Council and the American Rescue Plan, permits through the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Healthy Businesses program will continue to be FREE through June 30, 2022.

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City of Portland selects new Chief Procurement Officer to guide public investments, improve equity programs

Biko Taylor brings expertise from public school districts, commitment to support small businesses

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Free transit, discounted BIKETOWN: Rediscover Portland This Fourth of July Weekend

The weekend of July 3-5, 2021, is the perfect time for Portlanders to explore the city and support local businesses.

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