Sunday, December 7, 2014

SGNA - Leaf Sweep - Opportunities for Off-Street Parking


The City has scheduled the 2014 Leaf Sweep, for this coming Friday, December 12, 2014

The City's website:

Most, if not all of you should have received notices in the mail.

A tow order is in effect for all vehicles (all - cars, trucks, motorcycles) to be off the street.

The Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood Association (SGNA) advises all neighbors to have their cars off of the street the night before.

SGNA, again this year has arranged for off-street parking for up to 50 cars.

In the west Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 1535 NE 17th Avenue, has graciously offered 30 spaces in their parking lot on the west side of the Church, on a first come - first served basis.

You are asked to park in either the westernmost row, along NE 16th Avenue. Or in the two center rows. Please reserve the row on the eastern side of the lot for Church personnel and Church business.

In the east, the Hollywood Fred Meyer has again agreed to provide 20 spaces. Neighbors who park here, must sign a waiver, provide their contact and vehicle information and place a notice on their dashboards to avoid being towed. Spaces will be available from 8:00 PM, Thursday, December11th, until 7:00 PM, Friday, December 12th. Waivers, directions, sign-up sheets and dashboard notices can be obtained for only for two two hour periods, Wednesday, December 10th, and Thursday, December 11th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at 1310 NE 24th Avenue, telephone - 503 309-1675.

Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood Association
Board Chair
Brittain Brewer

T 503 309 1675

Friday, October 17, 2014

Grant Park Sewer Repair Project Construction: Update (October 17, 2014)

The Grant Park Sewer Repair Project will replace or repair about 11,500 feet of public sewer pipes that are between 89 and 104 years old and failing due to age. The project will increase sewer capacity and reduce the risks of street flooding and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets. Construction should be completed by March 2015.

Developments of Note

Sewer repairs and pavement restoration on NE Broadway are now complete. Crews will return to line a pipe in NE 28th Avenue, affecting a lane or two of NE Broadway for one day. Thank you for your patience during work on this very busy street.

Work Started
Work has begun on NE Schuyler Street west of NE 33rd Avenue, and will continue throughout the neighborhood into spring.

  • Beverly Cleary School (NE Hancock between 32nd and 33rd avenues) - Work will be coordinated with school and start this fall.
  • Traffic changes are anticipated on NE Hancock, temporarily making it one-way westbound. This will ensure parents and buses have adequate and safe access. The school will distribute additional information to families.
  • Please follow signage and directions from flaggers.
Since work started in June, one business on NE Broadway experienced a sewer backup. The city determined that roots in the property’s private sewer line caused the backup. Many of our houses have old pipes that could be affected by nearby construction like digging, so stay aware.

What to Expect During Construction
  • Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays.
  • Construction will create noise, vibration and dust and will disrupt normal neighborhood activity.
  • Minor tree trimming may occur in the public right-of-way.
  • Traffic control signs will be set up, and flaggers may direct traffic on higher-volume streets.
  • On-street parking in or near active work areas is prohibited during construction hours. Please plan to move your vehicle by 7:00 a.m. in work zones.
  • Equipment and materials may be stored on nearby streets overnight.
  • There may be periods of inactivity between construction phases.
  • A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a hard hat and a green City of Portland safety vest.
  • Please stay clear of all construction activities and keep children and pets out of construction areas.
  • You should receive a doorhanger notice a few days before work starts on your street.
  • Keep in mind schedules are always subject to changes due to weather, supply availability, or other issues.
For More Information
Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues, or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption near your residence or business, and open and clear communication with you throughout the project.

Kristen Kibler, Community Outreach
JLA Public Involvement on behalf of Environmental Services

Phone: 503-235-5881 x106 | Email:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

TriMet News: Change for Trains Through Rose Quarter Tansit Center

Hi all,

Just a quick update from TriMet. They are changing how trains run through the Rose Quarter Transit Center:
  • Westbound MAX Blue, Green and Red line trains will be running on the center track and serving the middle platform beginning Tuesday, Oct. 21. 
  • Schedules will not be affected. 
Wishing you all a great rest of this week!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

PBOT Work: Traffic Advisory

Street improvements to close lanes on NE Killingsworth Street
from NE 33rd to NE 41st avenues Oct. 16-20

(October 14, 2014)  – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures of NE Killingsworth Street from NE 33rd  Avenue to NE 41st Avenue from Thursday, October 16, through Monday, October 20, 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each weekday. Some work may also be done this weekend.

The lane closures will allow crews to grind and pave sections of the road equaling approximately 1.01 lane miles.

Parking restriction barricades will be in place one or two workdays before the start of work.

Access will be maintained for businesses and residents. The public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

While we're on the topic of streets near by, enjoy a photo of NE Broadway & 28th Ave from days gone by: click here (photo courtesy of Vintage Portland)