By Susan Lindsay

 

Join us at for the October 9 BCA meeting from 7- 9 pm where we’ll discuss traffic issues and potential mitigation barriers for SE Ankeny St.  Mary Faulkner, with the Lone Fir Cemetery Foundation, is available to attend this meeting and will  give an update on the Block 14 project.  Portland Development Commission staff will attend to discuss new proposals related to changing the dimensional boundaries and length of tax diversion for the Central Eastside Urban Renewal Area (all of Buckman west of 12th Ave.).

October 16, is BCA Land Use will meet from 7 – 8:30 pm to discuss new land use reviews and potential consequences of rezoning four blocks along SE 12th from their present IG-1 status (industrial), to EXD (full commercial/residential). These are important meetings so please attend and share your views.

A big thank you is extended to the wonderful sponsors and volunteers that helped make the 5th Annual Buckman Picnic in the Park such a smashing success. Special kudos to the young men from Janus Youth Programs, the folks for the Eastside Kiwanis Club and long-time picnic helpers, Hinson Church. We couldn’t have done it without you. Mark your calendar now for next year’s picnic, Sunday August 9 and plan to come, eat lots for delicious food and volunteer.

BCA Board meets from 6-7pm Thursday, October 9. All meetings are held at the Multnomah County Board Room, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., and we generally go out afterwards to a nearby pub for socializing. Get involved, meet your neighbors and get support activating your Buckman vision today!

Contact the Board at buckmanboard@googlegroups.com .