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EPAP Funding for Division Midway Alliance for Community Improvement May 2013 Progress Report.

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1 EPAP Funding for Division Midway Alliance for Community Improvement May 2013 Progress Report

2 117th 148th North Headquarters Former Skuzzy Bldg Local Print Shop Bad Boy Auto Duke’s Family Dining 1 of 7 Convenience stores in the area Where is Division-Midway?

3 EPAP Action Items Addressed Community Building 3.1 Community Building 3.3 Economic Development 2.2 Economic Development 3.1 Economic Development 4.2

4 CB 3.1 –Survey Instruments & Tools for Community Conversations- Social Media

5 Dan McCue, School District Communications Director CB 3.1 –Survey Instruments & Tools for Community Conversations- Written Media ( s, Newspaper)

6 CB 3.1 –Survey Instruments & Tools for Community Conversations- Internal Media

7 Resident Survey

8 CB 3.3 Initiate “community conversations” at community forums and with existing groups to lay the foundation for community identity.

9  Charter Schools  Churches  Parent Teacher Orgs  Alternative Schools.  Area Apartment Complexes CB 3.3 Initiate “community conversations” at community forums and with existing groups to lay the foundation for community identity.

10 Basic Infrastructure & Design Elements Storm Drains adjust or redesign to accommodate for adequate storm water runoff initiate a stewardship maintenance program Sidewalks create infill where needed for better pedestrian access Street trees and shrubs installed for curb appeal install ramps as required by ADA Handicap Access Crosswalks install Flashing Beacons to warn oncoming traffic coordinate bus stops to match up with crosswalks adjust traffic signals to accommodate for elderly, children, handicapped EC 2.2 Identify and prioritize commercial nodes and commercial street frontages suitable for storefronts and/or main street improvements

11 fill empty storefronts at Division Center and Division Plaza create curb appeal with landscaping, awnings, fresh paint mitigate stormwater runoff of parking lots and rooftops, tree islands increase lighting and attractive signage design safe pedestrian crossings from parking lot EC 2.2 Identify and prioritize commercial nodes and commercial street frontages suitable for storefronts and/or main street improvements

12 Improve curb appeal for all businesses Improve sight lines for traffic and pedestrians Install ADA curb ramp increase lighting and attractive signage Update landscaping Improve parking design and aesthetics EC 2.2 Identify and prioritize commercial nodes and commercial street frontages suitable for storefronts and/or main street improvements

13 Knecht’s level parking lot, create ADA parking Berm the landscape island to disguise parking lot Install lighting, street signage Upgrade landscape design to include trees, shrubs Firestone New storefront design add additional landscaped areas disguise front parking lot install lighting, street signage GoodYear New storefront design upgrade interior customer lounge add landscaped area disquise front parking lot install lighting, street signage Petco new storefront design to conform to what most other stores look like install landscaping complete with tree and shrub islands redesign and stripe parking lot, include ADA parking mitigate stormwater runoff of parking lot and rooftop Building Modernizations EC 2.2 Identify and prioritize commercial nodes and commercial street frontages suitable for storefronts and/or main street improvements

14 Create frequent opportunities to get expert training in IT, marketing, sales, etc. Offer low interest school loans to business owners Encourage a work or career center to move to the area, child care next door. Mentor business owners on running successful businesses connect with, NW Family Services, Mercy Corps NW, MicroMentor, seminars, workshops Provide culturally diverse liaisons to help grow minority businesses Create a district list of businesses for purposes of shopping local Technical Assistance EC 3.1 Identify and develop strategy to remove barriers to small business development in East Portland

15 Enhance Curb Appeal establish regulations for Signage Zoning variances eliminate driveways to ‘no where’ add street furnishings, art enforce building color restrictions Electronic signs EC 3.1 Identify and develop strategy to remove barriers to small business development in East Portland

16 Traffic Calming/Safety install tree islands and plant material along sidewalks install flashing beacons on crosswalks adjust timing of traffic signals to accommodate elderly, children, handicapped create bicycle lane barriers, paint safe zones for cyclists limit freight trucks to after hours use Establish a positive police presence in the area install roundabouts…just kidding! Advertise expected changes in newspaper, businesses, post signage in area EC 3.1 Identify and develop strategy to remove barriers to small business development in East Portland

17 Business to Service Connections Happy Garden Craft 3 Wireless City PSU, SCORE Kelli’s Café PDC Tawakal Halal Market MESO, PDC Steve Souza PDC, Cartlandia 4.2 Develop and build relationships between the business community and other community organizations for mentoring, skill building, fundraising, and development

18 Thank You EPAP!

19 Jean DeMaster, Human Solutions & DMA Treasurer Thank you Jean, You have been a lifesaver! First Citizen Award


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