Portland City Council Visits Cully for a Public Hearing about the plan to improve the Cully Neighborhood Business District and Local Streets. Community invited to attend and give testimony.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Rigler School Auditorium (5401 NE Prescott Street). Childcare and Spanish language interpretation will be provided.
On May 22, the Planning and Sustainability Commission held a public hearing on the plan and unanimously recommended the plan to City Council. The recommended draft report includes select zoning changes along Cully Boulevard and Killingsworth Street area to allow more commercial, residential and mixed-use development, as well as employment uses in the area. It also includes a local street plan for the Cully neighborhood to increase street connectivity, develop new designs and options for improving local streets, while prioritizing routes to important Cully community destinations.
Implementing the Portland Plan
The plan includes a section on equity that will help with understanding gentrification and displacement and how it relates to the Cully neighborhood. It suggests follow-up work to monitor the situation over time and develop strategies with community organizations to minimize the negative impacts of change that will happen in Cully. This effort will be a pilot project for the Portland Plan, helping to implement Action 97 - "Mitigate negative social impacts [of development]". The Cully Main Street and Local Street Plan project addresses all three of the Portland Plan strategies, as well as the Equity Framework, by fostering prosperity and business success, affordable living for residents, a safe and healthy environment for youth, and green and connected streets for bikes and pedestrians.
Over the past year, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and the Portland Bureau of Transportation have been working with Cully residents and business people, property owners, bike and pedestrian advocates, and other community groups to collect and analyze data, and hear public opinion on the Cully Main Street and Local Street Plan project. Project staff subsequently developed the implementation report to respond to the community’s desire for a neighborhood-serving main street and an improved street system.
At the Council hearing, City staff will present the Cully Main Street and Local Street Plan Recommended Draft. Then the public will have an opportunity to give their comments, after which City Council will discuss and take action on the plan.
Commissioner-in-Charge of the Bureau of Transportation: Mayor Sam Adams