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Join us at an Open House to preview the “Preferred Concept Plan” for the farms sites on NE 122nd Avenue and NE Shaver Street. The Preferred Concept Plan builds on the Concept Plan Workshop held on April 18, 2019, at which over 125 community members discussed three different concepts for the site. Since then, City planners and consultants have been incorporating the feedback into one draft concept plan, the “preferred” concept.

At the Preferred Concept Plan Open House, we will share the new concept plan and get your feedback on the preferred layout and potential future land uses. There will be a presentation about the concept plan starting at 6:45 p.m., but you can drop in at any time to preview the preferred concept and provide your feedback.

Tentative Agenda
6:30 p.m. – Doors open and light snacks
6:45 p.m. – Presentation of the preferred concept and next steps
7:15 p.m. – Share your thoughts and feedback (drop-in open house)
8:30 p.m. – Adjourn

Concept Plan Workshop Outcomes
On April 18, 2019, more than 125 community members attended a workshop to discuss three alternative concept plans for the Parkrose-Argay Development Study. Workshop participants heard presentations from the project team describing the three different concepts.

Concept A – View Corridor, created a street layout to highlight views of Mt Hood and Mt St Helens.
Concept B – Main Street, created a “main street” intersecting with NE 122nd Avenue for retail and services.
Concept C – Grid Streets, retained the iconic red barn location and offered a variety of housing options.

Participants were asked to discuss the concepts in small groups and report back which concept best incorporated desired features that were identified at the Vision and Aspirations Workshop held in December 2018. Overall most participants favored the View Corridor concept, which maintained the mountain views so important to the community. Many also suggested retaining the barn in its location on NE 122nd Avenue and repurposing it into a component of the project. Some liked the opportunity for retail and services in the main street concept. All of the concepts featured a range of housing, including apartments, townhomes and cottages.

The project team have taken the feedback from the Concept Plan Workshop and are working with the study’s Project Working Group (PWG) and the property owners to create the Preferred Concept Plan.

You can view the PWG agendas, presentations and meeting notes here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/78148.

Background
The Rossi, Giusto and Garre Farms on NE 122nd Avenue have been family farms in the community for a century. Now the owners, working with the City of Portland, want to explore options to create something new that will serve their community for the years to come. The Parkrose-Argay Development Study will explore options to create a more complete and connected neighborhood on the 30-acre site at NE 122nd Avenue and NE Shaver Street.

For more information about the Parkrose-Argay Development Study, visit the web: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/77843.

Please feel free to share this information with others that may be interested.

Thank you.

Barry Manning, Senior Planner
(He/him)
City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
503-823-7965 | barry.manning@portlandoregon.gov
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100
Portland, OR 97201
www.portlandoregon.gov/bps

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