Category Archives: Brooklyn Action Corps

BAC General Meeting to Discuss Future of SE 17TH Avenue

Residents and owners of property between SE 16th and 17th Avenues are strongly encouraged to attend the next BAC General Meeting.  Trimet staff will be present to talk about future plans for the addition of MAX light rail to SE 17th Avenue.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September the 24th at the Thelma Skelton Loaves and Fishes Center starting at 7:00 PM. Continue reading BAC General Meeting to Discuss Future of SE 17TH Avenue

Editorial: Can Brooklyn Survive Its Outdated Zoning?

Planners at the City of Portland’s Bureu of Planning are hard at work on a much-needed update to the Central City Plan.  The plan was last updated in 1988, and much has changed since that time.  It seems that mixed-use development and urban revitalization has happened along just about every major commercial street in the city.  However, very little has changed in Brooklyn’s commercial districts.  The new Portland Plan just may be our chance to change that. Continue reading Editorial: Can Brooklyn Survive Its Outdated Zoning?

Breaking News: Portland City Council Approves MAX Extension

The planned Portland to Milwaukie MAX light rail line cleared another hurdle on July 17th with the adoption of the new locally preferred alignment by Portland City Council.

Mayor, and former Brooklyn Action Corps member, Tom Potter spoke highly of the project and its ability to transform inner southeast Portland.  The other members of City Council were also supportive. Continue reading Breaking News: Portland City Council Approves MAX Extension