Peninsula Crossing Trail SRV - 6631 N. Syracuse St.

Site visit to PCT SRV location with Commissioner Ryan

This page was published on 3.16.22. Updated 2.3.23.

Peninsula Crossing Trail SRV - 6631 N. Syracuse St.

Shelter Operator: To be determined

Shelter Capacity: 60 sleeping units

Shelter Type: Safe Rest Village, a temporary alternative shelter, with case management, amenities, and mental and behavioral health services on-site.

Square Footage: Approximately 14,600 square feet, at this time. 

Where: North Portland

Address / Land Owner: 6631 N. Syracuse St. / Portland Housing Bureau (PHB)

Links to the location on maps:Portland Maps linkGoogle Maps link.

Site Construction. 

We are beginning construction on this Village. You may have noticed holes being dug around the site. This is called "trenching" and helps bring utilities to the site. This helps prepares us for the start of Phase One of construction. 

During Phase One, the fence surrounding the new area for the Belmont Goats will be built. In the map below, you can see the current Goats area and the area they are moving to. 

Phase Two of construction will be focused on the new Safe Rest Village. It will begin after the Goats have fully moved to their new location on the property, and will involve building the fence for the Safe Rest Village itself. 

Map showing the new location of the Belmont Goats and the Area to be fenced for new Safe Rest Village

Providing services where they are needed

With an Emergency Declaration in early March 2022, this location on Portland Housing Bureau property was added to the list of future Safe Rest Villages. Our system of SRVs is intentionally spread around Portland, to bring the services needed to where people are. 

What about the goats?

We love the goats, and we know the community does too.  Working with our partners (and the landowners) at the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB), we will be relocating the goats a short distance to the south.  They will remain on the same PHB plot, and share the space with the Village, until the future housing is built.

The Belmont Goats at the Peninsula Crossing Trail site
The Belmont Goats have their own village near the Peninsula Crossing Trail. Finding them a new location to live happily is part of the plan for this site. The Portland Housing Bureau, the owners of the land, are the lead for relocating the goats.

What about the plan for housing on this location?

The SRV team worked closely with the Portland Housing Bureau on the site-specific details of this location before announcing it publically, to ensure that use as an SRV would not jeopardize and future plans for the use of this site.  Use as a village will not slow down or negatively impact the future housing planned for this location as part of the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy.   

Community Engagement

Our team has been working with the community since this site's announcement.  We held monthly stakeholder meetings for the first year of its existence, and have since been sharing regular updates as we have them. 

FAQ for this site:

A printable FAQ sheet for this site is available. It will be updated as things evolve.

Responses to community questions asked of the SRV team in Feb. 2022. The responses reflect the answers at the time.  

This site will be updated as things evolve.  There is much more information on linked pages, but if you find that you have questions not addressed here, please reach out to our team at saferestvillages@portlandoregon…