SEllwood-moreland

main sTREETS 
design initiative

The Sellwood-Moreland Main Streets Design Initiative is engaging community members to create a vision and customize the PDX Main Street Design Guidelines to guide future development with greater sensitivity to local character.

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

 

The Sellwood-Moreland Main Streets Design Initiative is a community project to create a vision and design guidelines that can better shape anticipated development along our core main street areas with greater sensitivity to local character.


Main Street Design Guidelines for Sellwood-Moreland

In January, SMILE adopted the Division-Hawthorne Design Guidelines for application to Sellwood-Moreland's core commercial Main Streets. These are voluntary design guidelines and provide helpful community tools for new development. SMILE has been working with the PDX Main Streets Design Initiative, Qamar Architecture + Town Planning, and Forage Design + Planning to customize these guidelines for Sellwood-Mooreland and to proactively set goals for new development.

 

Now, new Sellwood-Moreland Main Streets Design Guidelines have been adopted by the SMILE Board of Directors after an eighteen month public process.

Who’s involved and how? Working with PDX Main Streets, SMILE, the business alliance, the community and a design consulting team, we engaged the community to describe the local context, and identify shared design priorities and goals. Clarifying the community vision has been a key part in the process, as well as identifying desired character and identity, special buildings and important sites for special planning consideration.

Get Involved! Join the conversation at one of our community workshops, volunteer, donate, or contact us to learn more.

ABOUT PDX MAIN STREETS | MAIN ST. PROJECT HANDOUT | COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

 

New Main Street Design Guidelines Adopted!

 

The focus of the guidelines are core main street areas with special character along SE Milwaukie and SE 17th Avenues, SE 13th Avenue, Tacoma Street, and SE Bybee Boulevard.

 

View the new Sellwood-Moreland draft design guidelines and find out how they can help guide future growth with greater sensitivity to local context and community goals.  

 

View our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more

SMILE Design Guidelines - Cover - Adopte

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Join the notice list to stay informed of schedule updates by emailing ilovepdxmainstreets@gmail.com

Comments on the Draft Guidelines due by May 15th, 2020

Send any suggestions, edits, testimonials of support, questions or other feedback to:  ilovepdxmainstreets@gmail.com

MEETING #3

SMILE Land Use Committee
Review
of the Design Guidelines

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6 pm

SMILE Station, 8210 SE 13th Avenue

Land use Committee members will give a presentation on the design guidelines and community members will have an opportunit to give comments and feedback.

MEETING #4

SMILE Board Review & Proposed Adoption of the Design Guidelines

 

Wed., May 20, 2020, 7:30 pm

Sign up to join the meeting.  SMILE* meetings are currently being held online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

All SMILE meetings are open to the public and you are welcome to attend but you must first sign up by emailing:

MeetingRSVP@sellwood.org 

Please include your full name and whether you are a local resident or property owner, local business owner or you work in Sellwood-West Moreland.

WORKSHOP #2

Design Walking Tour/Community Meeting on Design, Development + Preservation

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 6:30-8:30

 

 

Hosted by SMILE, PDX Main Streets Design Initiative and the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance with support from Qamar Architecture and Town Planning and Forage Design + Planning.
 

This event was the second in a series of three community workshops to inform a vision and  customize design guidelines for Sellwood-Moreland's historic main streets core areas. Community members were invited to learn about Portland's common design patterns of streetcar era buildings and corridors that can be a guide to new development and give input on the neighborhood's vision, design priorities and goals for new development. 
 

View the Agenda | View the Walking Tour Map

WORKSHOP #1

Design, Development + Preservation

in Sellwood-Moreland 

Thursday, June 30, 2019, 6:00-8:30 PM

 

 

 

Hosted by SMILE, PDX Main Streets Design Initiative and the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance with support from Qamar Architecture and Town Planning and Forage Design + Planning.

 

MEETING MATERIALS

HANDOUTS:

POSTERS:

PRESENTATION

View PHOTOS of Sellwood-Moreland Main StreetS

RESOURCES

History & Context of Sellwood-Moreland

Main Street Design Handbook (PDC/Prosper Portland)

PDX Main Streets

HELP SUPPORT THE PROJECT! 

Support SMILE fundraising for the Main Street Design Guidelines local effort.
To donate and contribute to the cause visit: www.paypal.me/SMILEPDX.

To support the work of PDX Main Streets, donate using the link at the bottom of the page.

 

Want to learn more or get involved? 

Contact us if you have questions, need special accommodations, or want to contact the organizers:

PROJECT CONTACTS 

SMILE LAND USE REPRESENTATIVE

Vikki DeGaa, SMILE Land Use Committee email

PDX MAIN STREETS DESIGN INITIATIVE

Heather Flint Chatto or Linda Nettekoven, Co-Directors, PDX Main Streets | Email

DESIGN & PLANNING CONSULTANTS

Qamar Architecture + Associates: Laurence Qamar, Architect + Town Planner | Email

Forage Design + Planning : Heather Flint Chatto, Urban Planner | Email