Sullivan’s Gulch is a neighborhood in Northeast Portland, Oregon. The Sullivan’s Gulch Neighborhood Association works to make our neighborhood more livable through various committees, information and referral. The name refers to the depression where I-84 is located now and commemorates Timothy Sullivan, an early farmer in the area. Sullivan settled his donation land claim on January 27, 1851.
SGNA Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 7 - 9:00 pm
Encorepreneur Cafe, 1548 NE 15th Avenue
Land Use & Transportation Committee meeting
Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Club Room Holladay Park Plaza, 1300 NE 16th Ave.
SOLV Earth Day Clean Up
Saturday, April 20, 9 am to Noon
Meeting location provided at sign up. Register here.
Spring General Membership meeting
(tentative) May 7, 7-9 pm
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church
Neighborhood Clean Up
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9 to 1 pm
Bridgetown Church (formerly Holiday Park Church of God)
2120 NE Tillamook St.
PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT BETWEEN 16th & 21st FAILS
During March residents living on certain streets in the west end of Sullivan's Gulch (see map below) were surveyed about their interest in petitioning the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to create a permit parking district there in order to reduce weekday commuter parking in the area.
The proposed permit district would have restricted weekday parking to 2 hours without a permit. Permits would only have been available to residents of the area and would have cost $75 per year. Residents could also have purchased guest permits for visitors. The cost of the permits would help pay for increased enforcement.
In spite of our canvassing efforts, we did not get back nearly enough petitions to meet the PBOT’s required 60% response rate. This means that parking in the area will continue as it has been.
If you’re curious, here are the results:
Minimum responses needed: 160
Responses received: 71 = 44%
Voting: Yes: 50 No: 18 Don’t Care: 3
Not surprisingly, the strongest support came from the area closer to Lloyd District. At the opposite end of the proposed zone, we learned that the area closer to Halsey & 21st faces nighttime parking problems, because of several large apartment buildings with no parking, which the permit zone would not help with.
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to respond.
- Mary Beth Christopher & Dave Brook
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