The Land Use & Transportation Committee (LUT) of the Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) 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 help 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 DNA Board take a formal position on a development project, writing a letter or providing testimony at a hearing.
Would you like to advocate that the DNA Board take a position on a proposed development? Please email email@example.com.
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 DNA, 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.
NOTE: The May, June, July, and August 2017 meetings of the LUT will be relocated, as room 2500B will be undergoing renovations. Stay tuned for details.
April 17: Meier and Frank Building re-purposing of Macy’s Space & General discussion about land use & transportation projects & issues
May 15: Tentative: 1st & Columbia, retail and residential
NOTE: The May, June, July, and August meetings of the LUT will be relocated, as room 2500B will be undergoing renovations. Stay tuned for details.
Upcoming Potential Topics
10th & Oak: potential 23-story tower planned to include retail, office, and underground parking
Bike, Walk, Transit safety project: Central City Multimodal Project
March 20: 11th & Clay: 16-story building planned to include 260 student housing units (College Housing Northwest) to replace the existing Clay and Tiffany apartment buildings.
December 19: Walk Your City signage project, Broadway Tower construction update, housing at Park & Columbia
November 21, 2016: 11th & Washington: A 30-story tower is planned to include office, residential, retail, and underground parking. The team is the same as twelve|west, home of Indigo.
October 20, 2016: RiverPlace Parcel 3, a mixed-income housing development, also known as “Bridge Housing”
September 19, 2016: Review of active development projects and transportation initiatives
June 20, 2016: Transportation Safety Improvements, Bureau of Transportation to present existing funding and process for identifying and prioritizing projects
May 16, 2016: Brainstorm with Better Block PDX for a project in the Park Blocks
April 18, 2016: Micro-unit apartment development at SW 4th & Grant (update), and Housing development proposal at SW 12th & SW Market
March 21, 2016: Draft Central City 2035 Plan, Transportation System Plan project list
February 29, 2016: Park Avenue West (brief update), Office & hotel proposal at 3rd & Taylor
November 16, 2015: Housing development proposal at 4th & Grant (update)
November 2, 2015: Special Meeting, Housing & Grocer at SW 4th & Harrison, drawings: http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/Record/8188148
October 19, 2015: Office/Hotel proposal at SW Broadway & Columbia
September 21, 2015: DNA President, Felicia Williams, shared debrief of tour of Copenhagen infrastructure for cyclists and facilitates discussion of cycling infrastructure needs downtown
August 17, 2015: Office development proposal at 12th & Morrison
July 20, 2015: 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, 2014: Hilton Curio at 2nd/Jefferson
August 18, 2014: General discussion, West Quadrant Plan
July 21, 2014: Hilton Curio at 2nd/Jefferson