Upcoming BAC Events

May
31
Wed
6:00 pm Gideon Shelter Working Group @ zoom and onsite
Gideon Shelter Working Group @ zoom and onsite
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
If you’d like to join us, email gideonshelter at brooklyn-neighborhood.org We have a google drive with our working documents. short zoom link: https://bit.ly/bacCTWG Detailed Zoom info: Topic: Clinton Triangle /...
Jun
1
Thu
6:00 pm Gideon Shelter Working Group @ zoom and onsite
Gideon Shelter Working Group @ zoom and onsite
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
If you’d like to join us, email gideonshelter at brooklyn-neighborhood.org We have a google drive with our working documents. short zoom link: https://bit.ly/bacCTWG Detailed Zoom info: Topic: Clinton Triangle /...
7:00 pm Brooklyn Climate Community Open ... @ The Chomp
Brooklyn Climate Community Open ... @ The Chomp
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Climate Community Open Meeting @ The Chomp | Portland | Oregon | United States
For anyone who is concerned about the climate crisis and wants to do something about it collectively. Contact: climate at brooklyn-neighborhood.org You may also join the Slack.
Jun
7
Wed
4:00 pm Kids Craft Night’s @ Brooklyn Park Shelter
Kids Craft Night’s @ Brooklyn Park Shelter
Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kids Craft Night's @ Brooklyn Park Shelter
Do your kiddos love to do arts and crafts, but never know what to make? Kids Craft Night is the fun way to go!   On the first Wednesday of...
6:00 pm Gideon Shelter Working Group @ zoom and onsite
Gideon Shelter Working Group @ zoom and onsite
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
If you’d like to join us, email gideonshelter at brooklyn-neighborhood.org We have a google drive with our working documents. short zoom link: https://bit.ly/bacCTWG Detailed Zoom info: Topic: Clinton Triangle /...
7:00 pm Brooklyn Land Use & Transportati... @ TBD
Brooklyn Land Use & Transportati... @ TBD
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The meeting will be held as a hybrid meeting, both in-person and on Zoom. You can join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, or call in from a phone. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/97619486898?pwd=SlBVR3FId0xRQ2hpeWxBWCsxa0IzQT09...

Gideon Shelter Working Group Update 2023-05-15

The Gideon Shelter Working Group had four meetings last week, three with HAND and CEIC to work on the Good Neighbor Agreement and one with representatives of Mayor Wheeler, HAND, and CEIC.

I also got a copy of the current site plans via a public records request. I’ve marked them up where I’m confused about conflicts between the site plans and the zoning for the site. To summarize

  • The site is characterized as an outdoor shelter
  • Under code 33.285, that limits the site to 200 people
  • It also seems to limit it to 60 structures, at odds with the 100, with expansion to 140, in the plans
  • The square footage per person is mandated at 35 square feet in the 33.285. That means these 64 square foot prefabricated shelters can’t be used for two people.

The above all hold without any changes to the zoning code. We’ve asked the city, in particular Hank Smith and Eric Zimmerman, to give us the paper trail on those changes to the code. We’ve been assured that the city’s lawyer has reviewed the changes and they’re authorized by the housing emergency declaration, but it would seem that would empower someone to make this decision. We just want to see that decision and its justification. We may do another public records request to see that.

The Good Neighbor Agreement continues to progress. You can see its current state in the file share.

We have four meetings scheduled this week, three for the neighborhoods involved in the GNA and one with the City to go over the draft so far.


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