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.
As of June 24th, the local approval process for the planned MAX light rail extension from Downtown Portland to the City of Miwaukie is complete. Over a year of planning and public outreach work went into the formation of a new Locally Preferred Alignment (LPA).
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.
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.
The Wednesday edition of the Oregonian has an article updating the status of the Milwaukie MAX project. Unfortunately, the graphic that they ran is out of date and inaccurate.
Members of the Portland to Milwaukie MAX Steering Committee voted unanimously on Thursday the 26th of June to adopt a new locally preferred alignment for the project.
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!
As far as spring cleanups go, we thought this was going to be the worst due to the unseasonably cold and wet weather we have been experiencing for weeks. How could anyone get out in their yards?
As has been reported earlier, many changes are coming to the transportation infrastructure in Brooklyn.
Agressive drivers now have one less Brooklyn neighborhood street to use as a traffic signal bypass. A long-term closure of SE Long Street went into effect on Thursday, June 5th. This change was proposed by area residents, championed by Commissioner Sam Adams, approved by 100% of abutting property owners, and accepted by the City of Portland, Ofice of Transportation.