Land Use & Transportation Committee (LUTC)
May 18, 2016 – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Room – McMennamins Kennedy School
Members: Steve Elder (CNA Board – E1), Ben Earle (Secretary), Ken Forcier, Sam Farber-Kaiser, Jeff Hilber, Kirk Paulsen, Ali Novak (CNA Board – AL4), Tyler Bullen, Garlynn Woodsong (Chair, CNA Board – SW1)
Meeting Participation Guidelines
- Discussions: Focus on most important issues, stay on topic, be respectful
- Presenters: Provide written synopsis in advance when possible, or at least at the Meeting
- Public Commenters: Identify yourself (include where you live), please be brief & to the point
7:00 pm Welcome & Introductions, Quorum Check, Agenda Review
7:05 pm Public Comments
7:10 pm Minutes: Review & Approve – February, March, & April (LUTC Operations: ACTION ITEMS)
7:15 pm 2016 Goals, Objectives, & Priority setting (LUTC Operations: ACTION ITEMS)
7:25 pm Demolitions: 3636 NE Killingsworth (Land Use – Residential: POSSIBLE ACTIONS)
7:30 pm CNA LUTC “Letter to Developers”: Implementation plan (Land Use – Demolitions & Development: ACTION ITEMS)
7:35 pm Development: Redesign Team recommendations; Concordia U GNA (Land Use – Mixed Use: ACTION ITEMS)
7:45 pm Concordia University GNA (Transportation – Parking: PENDING ACTION)
7:50 pm Concordia Design Standards: Design Team launch (Land Use – Development: PENDING ACTION)
8:00 pm NE Lombard / N PDX Hwy (US 30): Bicyclist & ped. safety (Transportation – Road Safety: POSSIBLE ACTIONS)
8:10 pm Transportation Updates (Transportation: STATUS REPORT)
8:20 pm ZipCar Proposal (Transportation – Parking: POSSIBLE ACTIONS)
8:30 pm Comprehensive Plan (Land Use – Residential, Mixed Use: STATUS REPORT)
8:40 pm RIPSAC – Residential Infill Project Stakeholders Advisory Committee (Land Use – Residential: STATUS REPORT)
9:00 pm Adjourn
Pending Items: To be addressed either “offline” and/or at a future meeting:
- Bikeways: 20s – Traffic Calming / Diversion, SE Uplift Letter; Faubion “through route”
- Road Safety: Traffic Calming: Speed Limits – Alberta & Killingsworth; Ainsworth; 42nd Ave.; North Portland Highway
Left Turn Lanes: 33rd & Prescott
- Alley Naming
- Fernhill Community Center
- LUTC Communications: CNews & CNA website; other orgs & groups
Nan Stark, City Planner / NE District Liaison for the Bureau of Planning Services (BPS), will be in the McMennamins Kennedy School Community Room from 4:30 – 6:45 pm on Wednesday March 16th to talk with Concordia property owners who received Measure 56 proposed R5 to R2.5 zone change notices.
She will also be available to talk about the status of the Comprehensive Plan Update and related topics. Her contact info is:
These proposed changes will also be discussed during the monthly CNA Land Use & Transportation Committee (LUTC) meeting that follows from 7 – 9 pm.
CNA has recently met with the Port of Portland’s Noise Management team to discuss concerns about the safety of increase F-15 travel over nearby residential areas as part of their present “test”. One outcome of those discussions has been a reminder that anytime – day or night – any resident has a concern about aircraft noise of any kind can call the Port of Portland’s noise hotline: 503-460-4100. But now you can also report your concerns – and view flight patterns – on-line using WebTrak.
WebTrak is an online flight tracking system covering the greater Portland/Vancouver area. WebTrak offers a wealth of information about each flight, ranging from altitude and direction to aircraft type and airline to flight or tail number. For security purposes, the system is delayed 90 minutes and does not show government, military or law enforcement flights.
I took WebTrak for a whirl. You pick a location and time period and then you watch plane icons move across an area map. Basically this gives you the option to clearly identify the flight that was causing you grief and you can report the problem using an on-line form in WebTrak. Try it out yourself by logging on at http://www.portofportland.com/Noise_Mgmt_Home.aspx, you definitely need a high speed connection to use it.
WebTrak is a neat tool but it is a little clunky and if you are experiencing a noise problem, you have to wait at least 90 minutes to identify the issue using WebTrak. It remains easier and quicker to just call the Port at 503-460-4100 when you hear a wayward and/or loud aircraft.
When you call the Port or submit a report on-line via WebTrak, the Port noise management team is required to thoroughly investigate and respond within 48 hours. In some cases, the information provided by citizens or obtained during the investigation, is used to refine the noise abatement program and in discussions with aircraft operators.