Minutes of the Hillsdale Neighborhood Association Meeting
November 2, 2005
1. Convened at 7:05 pm by
President, Don Baack.
Attendance : approximately 27
October meeting minutes approved.
2. Hillsdale Park.
Nancy Gronowski from Portland Parks and Recreation
Two schemes were presented:
1. A consensus plan: maintain native vegetation; get a parking agreement
with the neighboring church; get land use agreement for adjacent land from
Schools. 2. Consensus with options: additional picnic tables
and benches; peripheral path; trailhead on Kanan, and porta potty; drinking
fountain; children’s play area.
A motion was made to adopt
option 2 with the following amendments: include parking on the southern
right of way next to BHH; include trail access to the park from SW 25th
across school property to the northeast. These all passed without
3. A Good Neighbor Agreement
has been signed by Ken Stewart and other neighbors with the Greater Portland
Bible Church regarding multiple topics: off leash dogs, trash, Frisbee
golf, etc. A signed copy is held by HNA Secretary. This was ratified
by HNA viva voce.
4. Red Electric.
A walk was conducted with Comm. Saltzman about dropping the trail to
the river. He listened.
5. Jake Brake meeting
will be held Nov. 15, 4 pm, at Mult Arts Center.
6. Bertha Station.
Core funding is now in place.
The project is open for renaming. It would be nice to have a name
in place by the end of January. Next steps are to proceed further
with environmental clean-up, and submit to city for design review in March.
This will be a Design Review, Type II. For a sample of other
projects by this developer see Olson Woods, 31 units off Olson Rd and SW
91st, across from the east side of Red Hawk golf course (near Wash. Sq).
7. Land Use.
Two liquor licenses
were approved for support: City Thai and Z-Fiori.
Lance Johnson outlined
his plan for development of an acre on the east side of 18th Drive:
an east –west street bordered by 10 houses and townhouses.
The community responded with comments calling for such improvement as would
meet the vision of a master plan for the entire Hillsdale Triangle, yet
to be developed. Duane will communicate that view to the city.
See next item.
8. Hillsdale Renaissance.
The board has undertaken
to begin a community process to awaken the whole community to the need
for reassessment and reinvigoration of the Town Center. Contact has
been initiated with City Planning rep. Linda Peterson to help us manage
such a job. There is a great need: Wild Oats seems to be on
the way out; several people wish to improve the Hillsdale Triangle residential
area; the community seems ready to proceed.
9. Outreach. Meghan
The last round of focus
groups , transportation, has concluded. They want sidewalks along Capitol,
Tewilliger to Sunset. They also echoed the call for more communication
within the community, a cry heard from all the other groups.
Carl Peterson says the Fred
Meyer project is delayed until 2008 because of miscalculations involving
Stephens Creek. FM also wants to know what help seniors need to get
to shopping during renovation.
10. SWHRL update.
A joint survey will proceed
In the overlap. Mailing wlll be Nov. 15, followed by a joint
neighborhood meeting in mid-December, a public comment period, and board
concluding resolutions to draw boundaries. Final resolution
is sought by March.
11. SWNI Report.
There will be a SW clean-up
at the Portland Christian Center, Sat, Nov5, 9-1pm.
12. Tryon Life Community
Farm Project. Renna Bell.
7 acres near Boones Ferry
Trailhead, seeking to be saved from residential development to continue
as an organic farm and ecological education site. Needs $280,000 by end
of year to meet financial plan. A motion passed to send them a letter
of support from HNA.
13. Mini Plaza at Wilson
Pool. Don Baack announced a gift by an anonymous donor which
will fund a design plan and process to build an attractive mini-plaza at
the north side of Wilson Pool.
14. Farmer’s Market
is on winter schedule, twice a month.
15. Next Meeting,
Dec 7: Sam Adams taking questions on Transportation needs in the
Southwest. Moderated by board member Bill Joseph. He
needs to know we want sidewalks and that we expect his support and leadership.
Adjourned: 8:05 pm
John Gould, Secretary