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
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
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
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
The 2008 Brooklyn Ice Cream Social was bigger and better than ever. The weather was sunny and darn near perfect. We had several new organizations present this year, and this helped us draw more people than ever. Continue reading THANK YOU!: Ice Cream Social A Huge Success
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?
Chester Yeom, the former operator of Brooklyn’s Milwaukie Market, has passed away. Many area residents will no doubt remember Chester for his keen sense of humor and his collection of Polaroid pictures that he had taken over the years of his regular customers. Continue reading In Memorium: Chester Yeom
Portland Police’s traffic enforcement team was out in full force at the east end of the Ross Island bridge on the evening of Tuesday, July 29th. Over a dozen officers participated in one of the largest traffic saturation patrols to ever come to the Brooklyn Neighborhood. Continue reading Sting Snares Dozens of Speeders on Powell Boulevard
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
This is it, the week that the Portland to Milwaukie MAX Steering Committee makes its formal recommendation on a route, a bridge location on the Willamette River, and on station locations! Continue reading Milwaukie MAX Decision Pending