The Land Use & Transportation Committee (LUT) of the Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association (PDNA) meets most months.
Most LUT meetings feature members of a development team presenting a proposal for the renovation or construction of a downtown building. Presentations provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and provide feedback. Presentations also provide information to allow attendees to participate in the public hearing process as development teams seek approval from the Design Commission or the Historic Landmarks Commission. In some cases the LUT will recommend that the PDNA Board take a formal position on a development project, writing a letter or providing testimony at a hearing.
Meetings without guest presenters provide an opportunity to share updates about ongoing projects and other land use and transportation initiatives. Many changes to transportation services and infrastructure are presented and discussed at the general PDNA, rather than the committee meeting, but LUT meetings are occasionally devoted to long-range transportation planning.
These meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome to attend and participate in constructive discussion.
August 17: Office development proposal at 12th & Morrison
September 21: Tentative agenda:
- PDNA President, Felicia Williams, shares debrief of tour of Copenhagen infrastructure for cyclists
October 19: Tentative agenda: Housing development proposal at 4th & Grant
July 20: Transportation Infrastructure Issues
May 18, 2015: SW 4th & Harrison, proposal for apartments and grocery store
March 16, 2015: Micro-unit apartment development at SW 4th & Grant, PSU student project investigating Green Loop concept
January 20, 2015: General discussion about current development proposals and committee activities and priorities
December 15, 2014: SW 4th & Harrison, proposal for student housing and a grocery store
November 17, 2014: General discussion
October 20, 2014: AC Marriott at 3rd/Taylor
September 15: Hilton Curio at 2nd/Jefferson
August 18, 2014: General discussion, West Quadrant Plan
July 21, 2014: Hilton Curio at 2nd/Jefferson