Eliot is home to two cooperative gardens offering opportunities to learn how to grow amazing produce, meet wonderful neighbors, reap the benefits of the harvest, as well as give back to your neighbors in need. Unlike community gardens, where everyone has separate plots which are rented for a fee and planted, tended and harvested by the individual gardener, in cooperative gardens members make decisions, work, plant and harvest together.
Sadly, Eliot lost a little bit of history March 14th when two adjacent Victorian houses on Tillamook St. suffered devastating fire damage. The two single-story homes at 16 and 20 NE Tillamook near Williams Ave., were both built in 1890 according to Portland Maps.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation will be hosting an open house event to finalize the design recommendations for the NE Rodney Neighborhood Greenway Project on:
Wednesday, April 1, ’15
6 – 8 PM
Immaculate Heart Church
2926 N Williams Ave
DRAFT—NOT YET APPROVED
Meeting begins at 6:40pm
Minutes are read and approved with no corrections
No police were present but a shooting on Cook and Rodney was mentioned in which the man died after being driven to Legacy Emanuel by friends. Read article here.
This spring, Eliot neighbors will once again gather to refresh the landmark intersection painting.
“Eliot Community Crossing” is at the corner of NE Rodney Avenue and NE Tillamook Street. It will be an experience you will not want miss, filled with painting, eating, music, and fun for the whole family. Join us and invite your friends and family to share in this memorable and unique Portland experience.
As required by the Portland Zoning Code, Architect Rich Brooks, CIDA and developer Ben McInnis, BENCO initiated contact with the Eliot Land Use and Transportation Committee and presented their plans to build a 5-story micro unit apartment building at 3116 N. Vancouver Ave. The building with a footprint of 36’x44’ will have eighteen 250 sq ft micro apartments expected to rent at between $866 – $898/ unit.
Eliot Neighborhood is having a photo contest! Enter our contest and your photo could appear in the next issue of the Eliot News!
Eliot and Boise neighborhoods were among the 12 neighborhoods where Portland’s Urban Forestry Dept organized citizen teams to inventory during the spring and summer of 2014. 17 neighborhoods and 70,000 trees have been inventoried since the project began in 2010.
A letter from the Land Use Chair…Vacant Land at Williams and Russell
Vacant land in Eliot has been one of my biggest annoyances since moving here in 2008. I realize many of you have lived here longer than I have and some of you have even gotten permission to use the vacant land that you experience around you every day. However some of the bigger pieces really leave holes in the urban fabric that surrounds us. Some of the vacant land is used for parking, but at its worst some of our land is used for nothing at all.
Two representatives from the steering committee of Demand Redesign, Susan Stringer and Montse Shepherd, presented a statement to city council on Wednesday, January 28th regarding the development by Dan Neal of Paradigm Properties at NE 7th Avenue and NE Russell Street.