By Callie Jones

 

The Richmond Neighborhood Association (www.richmondpdx.org) held its monthly meeting July 14 at Waverly Heights Church at SE 33rd & Woodward St. Meetings are held the 7-9 pm, the 2nd Monday of each month in the basement (use the side door near the parking lot).

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There will be two movie events in Sewallcrest Park this summer. Saturday, August 16, we will be showing “Raising Arizona”. Saturday, September 13, “Project Wild Thing” will be playing. Both movies begin at dusk, with pre-movie entertainment starting at 6:30 pm for the August film and 5:30 pm for the September film. Teenage volunteers are needed to collect donations at the August 16 movie. We pay with ice cream coupons. Contact richmondna@yahoo.com to offer up volunteers.

The Division Design Committee meets 6:30-8:30 pm the 4th Thursday of the month at SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main St. The Committee was formed to address issues identified by residents resulting from rapid growth along Division St. Building upon the Division Green Street/Main Street Plan, one project of the Committee might be developing design guidelines. A representative from the city will be invited to August RNA meeting to explain what is involved in creating a Design Overlay for Division St.  At the July meeting, it was noted it is a two-year process and involves a legislative act to change zoning code. All property owners need to be involved.

A survey about Division which was developed through an Urban Studies course at PSU has had over 200 responses so far. The goal of the survey is to provide input and perceptions in order to gauge the character, identity, context and desired future of Division St. Your opinion matters. The survey is still open through summer 2014 at divisionperception.suprmap.org. Division Design Committee had a table at the Division/Clinton Street Fair.

The next RNA meeting will be Monday, August 11, 7-9 pm. To receive meeting agendas and stay informed, join the e-mail list by e-mailing richmondna@yahoo.com with a request to join.