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Building a Better 82nd: April 5, 2024

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Temporary pedestrian walkways with white and orange fencing guide pedestrians around the work zone at SE 82nd Avenue and Schiller Street.
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Critical Fixes: Near-term safety and maintenance improvements

Thank you for your comments! 

The public comment period on the 60% design for the 82nd Avenue Major Maintenance Project ended March 31

Thank you to the over 1,100 people who submitted comments online, and to the roughly 450 people who attended events and neighborhood association presentations in the past two months! We are reviewing your comments, and we will share design and project updates in the coming months, stay tuned!

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Construction continues on 82nd Avenue Crossings

Temporary pedestrian walkways with white and orange fencing guide pedestrians around the work zone at SE 82nd Avenue and Schiller Street.

Temporary pedestrian walkways with white and orange fencing guide pedestrians around the work zone at SE 82nd Avenue and Schiller Street.   

Initial work is underway to construct six new pedestrian crossings on 82nd Avenue. Last week, contractors with PBOT began constructing inlets and ADA corner ramps. This work is focused at SE 82nd Avenue at the intersections of SE Schiller Street and at SE Clinton Street and will continue this week. 

Traffic impacts:  

  • Temporary pedestrian walkways – physical barriers will be in place to direct pedestrians around the work zone during construction.  
  • Temporary lane closures – one travel lane on 82nd Avenue will be closed near the work zones.  
  • Road closures of side streets – SE Schiller and SE Clinton streets may be closed to residential vehicles for up to two weeks while concrete cures and pavement is restored.

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Grants and Programs available 

ODOT’s Community Charging Rebates Program 

ODOT’s Community Charging Rebates Program, which helps fund Level 2 electric vehicle projects in Oregon’s communities, opened its latest funding round earlier this month.  

The application window will be open through July 3, 2024 or until the funding is exhausted. This is the program’s second funding round, and ODOT has $2.5 million available for projects. Eligible businesses, nonprofits, public entities, Tribes, and owners of multifamily home complexes may apply. 

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Prosper Portland’s Scale Up Grant 

Prosper Portland is partnering with Travel Portland to provide up to $25,000 for funding and technical assistance for local Portland events. This grant aims to advance the city’s economic and cultural revitalization, with an emphasis on supporting areas of Portland that have experienced challenges.  

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Mini-Grants for non-profit organizations available 

With Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) mini grants, organizations can apply for up to $5,000 for activities that align with goals of addressing climate change and advancing racial and social justice. 

Learn more and apply today

Portland Housing Bureau's Eviction Legal Defense Program

Renters! If you have received a termination notice, housing subsidy termination notice, or eviction court papers, you may be eligible for free legal support though the Portland Housing Bureau’s Eviction Legal Defense Program. To see if you are eligible and to apply, please contact Oregon Law Center at 888.585.9638 or evictiondefense@oregonlawcenter.org. In your message, please include your name, date of birth, and whether you have received a termination notice, housing subsidy termination, or an eviction court case.

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Upcoming Meetings and Events

Tuesday, April 23, 2024| 7 – 9 p.m. | Staff presentation to Roseway Neighborhood Association | Hybrid MeetingIn person at Recovery Café Roseway (3516 NE 71st Ave, Portland, OR 97213) or online via Zoom.

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