July 4, 2014 –
Celebrate the Fourth of July at the 21st Annual Neighborhood Parade
(You might as well since summer doesn’t begin until July 5.)
Mark your calendars for 11 a.m., Friday, July 4.
The parade starts in front of Duniway School on Reed College Place, travels two blocks north, turns at Bybee and then returns to Duniway in the southbound lane of Reed College Place. (So if you miss the first segment of the parade, you can watch the instant replay.) At the conclusion of the parade, everyone congregates at Duniway when our wonderful friends, Gretchen and Jerry, from Otto’s Sausage Kitchen break out (and grill) complimentary hot dogs. Soft drinks will be provided for the nominal price of 25 cents for a 12-ounce can.
Be sure to decorate bikes, trikes, scooters, strollers, yourself, your kids, and your dog in red, white, and blue!
Join your friends and neighbors for this festive Eastmoreland tradition!
Volunteers are needed and appreciated! For more information contact parade coordinator Steve Baker at 503-254-9230 (home phone), 503-320-7032 (cell phone), or email@example.com.
July 17, 2014N/A
3620 Demolition Site
3620 SE Rural
The developer at 3620 SE Rural has circumvented the ENA's 120 day delay for demolition and plans to raze the house tomorrow morning. A park-in to block the bulldozer may be the only way to prevent this violation of public trust and to prevent the work-around to our hard won delay. The park-in will be at 8am tomorrow morning at 3620 SE Rural to block the developer from tearing down this home. Cars need to be in place by 7:00am (or so). Details below:
This PM , neighbor Winky Wheeler received a door hanger demolition notice that the subject house at 3620 SE Rural will be demolished tomorrow effectively violating the 120 day delay imposed by the ENA. The details and confirmation of the delay may be found below. In conversation with Kareen Perkins who administers title 24 for the City she explained that the developer (among others) had found a work-around for the delay.
Yesterday, July 15, the applicant withdrew the demolition permit with the 120 day delay and pulled the permit applications for both houses applied for some weeks ago effectively violating the intent of the regulations. The neighborhood association was not notified of the event by the City as no notification is required. Following the withdraw of the original applications, the applicant filed for a permit for one house and received simultaneously a demolition permit with no delay.
The developer is operating within the one demolition for one permit application loophole that developers have maintained in place with the support of Commissioner Amanda Fritz and the DRAC (Development review advisory committee that is largely staffed with building owners and developers). The DRAC meets at 8 AM tomorrow-1900 SW 4th. Attendance is encouraged.
The developer previously applied to reconstitute and divide 3 substandard lots for narrow lot housing. That request has not yet been approved although other aspects of those permit applications were substantially approved. The application for the lot split challenged by the ENA was one reason for asking for a delay of the demolition. Emily Sandy at BDS is responsible for that review.
City Official emails for commenting on this and other demolitions are: