By Susan Lindsay

 

The Buckman Community Association meets Thurs., Feb. 13 at 7 pm in the Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. The Board meets prior same location from 6-7 pm. All are welcome at both meetings and refreshments will be served.

This month we look into the requirements for residential permit parking. Due to recent development of several large multi-unit housing structures built with limited or no parking, pressure has occurred for many residents reliant on street parking. Join us as we meet with City of Portland parking staff to discuss the benefits, constraints and process of street specific residential permits.

Short term room rentals to be allowed in residential areas? How will that work? Who will that affect? What’s your opinion? We will look at and discuss recent changes the City is proposing for property owners who are interested in renting out their rooms by the night or week.

Goat Blocks development: On February 13, Killian Pacific will present changes made to their plans to build three large multi-unit apartment buildings and two large retail stores for the blocks bounded at 11th and SE Belmont. Then on Feb. 20, we’ll continue the discussion on this large project at the BCA Land Use Meeting. 7 pm, same location.

Speaking of goats, the Belmont Goat Herd needs a new location!! The space does not need to be large and the herd is independently cared for. See belmontgoats.org for details and to offer suggestions. Private property ½ or ¼ lots will work!! Let’s help keep the herd close.

Colonel Summers Park Splash Pad gets support from Parks Committee. The plan to build a kid-friendly summer water play area at Colonel Summers is moving forward as one of the top priorities of the SE Parks Committee looking at the use of recent system development charges the City collects from new developments.

Rob Nosse wants to be your next state legislator. Come meet him and find out why he is running.

Save the date: Upcoming neighborhood forum hosted by the BCA April 10 on the proposal to remove City Council control of the Water and Environmental Services Bureaus. Contact the BCA directly: buckmanboard@googlegroups.com

After the meeting, join us at the nearby Lucky Lab for drinks and fellowship.