United Neighborhoods for Reform, a city-wide neighborhood group in its third year of combatting excessive demolition of residential housing structures, has also been gathering information and informing the city on complications resulting from efforts to increase residential area density under a City of Portland development effort called the Residential Infill Project.
UNR Steering Committee member Janet Baker told the Hollywood Star News that several UNR members attended a meeting late in 2015 where a group of South Burlingame neighborhood residents “…spoke passionately about the issues with new infill construction in their neighborhood.”
Baker said residents with experiences centering around the increase in residential density should plan to attend meetings of the city’s Residential Infill Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee. The last meeting was held at 1900 SW Fourth Avenue, Room 2500 A, Tuesday, January 5, 2016, between 6:00 and 8:30 p.m.
City Planner Julia Gisler, said the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability created a Facebook Group to respond to requests from stakeholder members to encourage continued dialogue outside the monthly committee meetings. Members of the public are able to view all postings, links and uploads to this group page but will not be able to post directly to this group. There is also an on-line survey the bureau wants residents to complete.