Jul 25, 2012

Join the MSANA Survey team next Monday!

We will be meeting at Bar Carlo to prepare the survey materials for distribution on Monday July 30th.  We plan to be there from 6-9pm and invite you to drop by for a drink or snack and envelope stuffing.  Email mtscott.arleta.na@gmail.com for more information.

Jul 21, 2012

You Are Invited!

Happy Weekend Neighbors!
Save August 6th, because SE Uplift and Mt. Scott-Arleta are having a neighborhood social!

What: BBQ and Ice Cream Social
Hosted by: SE Uplift and Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association
When: Monday, August 6th at 6:30
Where: Our Happy Block/Calvary Church (8040 SE Woodstock Blvd, on the lawn)

SE Uplift will be providing Ben and Jerry's ice cream and the Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association will be providing light food and a grill...so bring any food you'd like to throw on the grill and we'll have a dandy time!
(we will have separate grills for meat and veggies)

All Ages!All Fun!

Jul 18, 2012

Powell Blvd closed at SE 17th Ave this weekend

I know there are many of us in the neighborhood who use Powell Blvd to get downtown, and to I5.  The weekend of July 20-22, 2012, SE Powell Boulevard will be closed for several blocks on either side of the SE 17th Avenue/Powell Boulevard overpass, with crews working 24 hours a day to demolish the overpass structure in preparation of the construction of the MAX Orange Line. The work is being performed around the clock in order to minimize the closure period. 

Holgate Blvd will be the detour route during the time Powell Blvd is closed. A PDF map of the detour can be found here.

Click for more detailed information from Trimet.

Jul 16, 2012

Special Meeting, Changes, Updates!

This week's Land-Use/Sustainability/Transportation (LUST) Committee meeting location has been moved to Sellwood - 8210 SE 13th Ave. Our Meeting will start at 7:30pm following a program by Sellwood Natural Amenities Committee which starts at 5:30. All are encouraged to attend!

Please note: There is no regular meeting on the first of August.
There will be a Special Meeting of the Board on July 23 at 7:30pm to approve and endorse a Letter of Concern to the City of Portland and to discuss a September Fundraiser event.
For more info see our calendar.

Jul 14, 2012

Transportation & Livability Tour by Bike

Saturday, July 28
10:30am - 12:30pm

Sen. Jackie Dingfelder, Rep. Michael Dembrow and Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer will co-host a bike "livability" tour, focusing primarily on local transportation issues. It starts in Foster-Powell, which has suffered tragic pedestrian fatalities, and continue through Lents, Montavilla, and Mt Tabor. Greg Raisman (PBOT), Shelli Romero (PBOT), and neighborhood activists will discuss challenges, recently implemented solutions, and future visions for the area. Meet at Firland Parkway (72nd between SE Holgate/Foster) with your bike and helmet!

Jul 8, 2012

Neighborhood Survey Results: Foster Road

On June 20th, over two dozen neighbors from Mt Scott-Arleta, Foster-Powel, and Lents gathered to talk about Foster Road. Attendees heard presentations from three organizations discussing the issues and potential changes to turn Foster into a more inviting main street for the neighborhoods. Below you will find the results of the survey from this meeting.

Jul 5, 2012

Seeking Input and Support for Draft Foster Road Vision

Neighborhood representatives from Mt. Scott-Arleta, Foster-Powell, and the Lents neighborhood associations have met with the Mayor and staff from the city's transportation bureau of transportation in recent months and attended the first Foster Lents Integrated Partnership meeting that is updating the Foster Road Streetscape Plan. In June, the three neighborhood associations also sponsored a community meeting to gather input about what the general concerns, wishes and priorities are as they relate to improvements along the Foster Road.

The DRAFT below is the first step of a vision and action measures based on conversations and input from members of neighborhoods along Foster Road.

Jul 3, 2012

July 4th Neighborhood Meeting

Reminder:  Due to the July 4th holiday, the monthly neighborhood meeting this Wednesday is being postponed.  The neighborhood meeting will take place Wednesday, July 11th, at 6:30PM.  Mount Scott Community Center.

See you there!