Residents of the Cully neighborhood in Northeast Portland are witnessing a neighborhood in transition — and getting the chance to create positive change in their community. Through the Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans Projects, residents are helping the City meet the needs of residents in the community by enhancing local services and amenities and improving sidewalks, streets and bikeways. The project will increase much-needed neighborhood–serving retail and services in the Cully Boulevard main street area and include a local street plan to increase street connectivity, as well as develop new designs and funding options for improving local streets and prioritizing improvements.
With input from the community, staff will recommend select zoning changes along Cully Boulevard and the Killingsworth Street area. Staff will share proposed solutions with the public at an open house in early March (check website for exact date and time). A staff report with recommendations to the Planning and Sustainability Commission is scheduled to be reviewed in early spring 2012, and a revised proposal will then go to City Council for final action at public hearings in late spring 2012.
To view project information visit www.portlandonline.com/bps/cullymainstreet. For more information regarding the project overall and the main street component, contact Debbie Bischoff, senior planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.823.6946. For information on the local street plan work, contact Denver Igarta, transportation planner, at email@example.com or 503.823.1088.