Everyone is excited about Parkways coming through Woodlawn and we are too. We want to say hi to folks passing through Woodlawn, make them feel at home and share with them what a great neighborhood we have. However, we need volunteers to make this happen.
The Woodlawn Neighborhood Association is asking for a simple two-hour committment to sit at the WNA table.
There are two shifts we need to fill: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Who is going to jump on board and help out the neighborhood? If you’re willing, please contact Sheila at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her 503-308-0582.
Your neighbors at WNA
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A letter from Stephen Green, Portland Development Commission:
Dear Business & Property Owners,
The Portland Development Commission and the City of Portland recently amended the boundaries of the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area (ICURA) to include 400 acres of commercial property in North and Northeast Portland. Three years in the making, and driven by local needs with the invaluable help of a Citizens Advisory Committee, the amendment now makes PDC resources available to businesses and property owners in the expanded area, which includes properties along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Alberta and Killingsworth, Dekum, the south side of Lombard, and the St. Johns Town Center.
Of particular interest are job-generating investments that will help small businesses compete in today’s economic climate, and the redevelopment of properties owned by residents of long standing.
You are invited to join PDC staff at Classic Foods, 817 NE Madrona Street, on Wednesday, August 31, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm to hear from past recipients of PDC financing and assistance and learn more about the PDC programs and tools now available to businesses and property owners in the expanded ICURA.
Please RSVP here http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3WRKNCW
Stephen Green, Project Manager
Urban Development Department
Portland Development Commission
222 NW Fifth Ave
Portland OR 97209
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There will be a Public Hearing on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 6 p.m. in City Council chambers, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, to discuss the creation of a new City bureau — the Office of Equity. The new office will coordinate work within the City and in the community on the Equity Initiative in the Portland Plan, aimed at eliminating disparities and achieving equity in Portland.
For more information, go to their website:
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The Woodlawn Neighborhood Association is discussing ways to improve our already wonderful neighborhood. Please review these copious notes from the Strategic Planning Session led by Katy Asher of the Northeast Neighborhood Coalition. Using all this information as a basis, there will be a second Planning Session tomorrow evening – Wednesday April 6th 7 – 9 PM in the Woodlawn Community Resource Center room 202. (1425 NE Dekum St, the west door of the Woodlawn United Methodist Church.) We hope you will come and join us in strategizing for a great neighborhood.
(This planning session is during our normal board meeting time. This month, the board meeting will take place in an abbreviated fashion from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, before the planning session.)
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