Category Archives: Brooklyn Action Corps

Construction of New Brooklyn Yard Retail Center Moves Forward

Construction is quickly moving forward on the new retail center known as “The Shops at Brooklyn Yard”.  Located near the McLoughlin/Holgate intersection, the complex will be anchored by a 43,000 square foot  24 Hour Fitness Sport Club, and will feature an additional 9,000 square feet of retail space.  This project featuers innovative modern architecture and is located at the former site of the Rose Manor Motel. Continue reading Construction of New Brooklyn Yard Retail Center Moves Forward

BAC Takes Stand Against Poorly Planned Infill

The BAC Board has voted unanimously to oppose a proposal to divide a parcel of land located at 3523 SE 13TH Avenue.

This was a difficult decision for our organization to make. Unlike many other neighborhoods in Inner Southeast Portland, the Brooklyn Action Board generally supports residential infill development. Increased residential density reduces suburban sprawl, revitalizes nearby commercial areas, and helps to provide much needed affordable housing. Continue reading BAC Takes Stand Against Poorly Planned Infill

Coming Soon: More Street Trees for Brooklyn

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Creative Commons License photo credit: Trevor Blake

The nonprofit group Friends of Trees is bringing its tree planting expertise back to the Brooklyn Neighborhood.  Volunteers will be planting street trees in the neighborhood on November the 22nd.  However, property owners must sign up by September 26th.  There is very little cost for property owners, but the benefits of addiing trees are significant. Continue reading Coming Soon: More Street Trees for Brooklyn

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Editorial: Can Brooklyn Survive Its Outdated Zoning?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?