The final Master Plan has now been posted to the Lents Park Master Plan project page. Link to the page, which contains documents from the entire history of the project, is: http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/index.cfm?c=51590.
Link to the plan itself is: http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/index.cfm?a=340635&c=51821.
The final Master Plan will go to City Council for adoption on Wednesday, April 6, 10:15 a.m. at City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue. This is a "time certain" item, which means it will not be heard before 10:15 a.m., but could be heard later, depending on if previous agenda items run over. Obviously, this is a weekday morning and many working people will not be able to attend, but testimony can be submitted ahead of time.
Friends of Lents Park will hold our next meeting on Sunday, March 20, at 4:00 p.m. at Lents Commons Coffeehouse, SE 92nd and Foster. We will be discussing the final Master Plan, deciding if we want to make any final comments as a group and how to present them (perhaps designate a person who can attend on April 6 on behalf of the group.) We will also need to discuss where we go from here as a group, now that the Master Plan process is almost over.
Everybody should understand that this is NOT another round of public involvement - these have already concluded. This is our chance to review the final version of the document, which was drafted by the City's contractor, Walker Macy, in response to direction received from the final meeting of the Project Advisory Committee, which was held on December 16.
Please help spread the word about the final Master Plan process and FLP's next meeting, particularly to those who don't have e-mail.
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