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Name not shown outside Foster 1/2 Mile Corridor June 16, 2019, 7:21 PM

Can you see yourself living, working, or visiting the Broadway Corridor? Yes
Can you see yourself using the proposed Green Loop? Yes

Put a dot on up to any ideas that resonate with you! Don’t see your idea? Let us know in the additional comments section below.
Community gardens (1), ADA paths (1), Ecoroofs for pollinators (1), Public access to nature (1), Space for quiet contemplation (1), Parks and green spaces that provide different functions and experiences (1), Vertical green spaces via green walls to provide habitat and cooling (1)
Put a dot on up to any ideas that resonate with you! Don’t see your idea? Let us know in the additional comments section below. Pop-up retail for emerging businesses (1), Low-cost / free event space (1), Utilize minority-owned businesses (1), Provide access to a diversity of jobs at multiple skills levels particularly for people of color, people with disabilities, and women (1)
Put a dot on up to any ideas that resonate with you! Don’t see your idea? Let us know in the additional comments section below. Affordable housing (1), Affordable business / studio space dedicated for creative professionals (1), Affordable commercial lease space (1)
Put a dot on up to any ideas that resonate with you! Don’t see your idea? Let us know in the additional comments section below. Culturally specific programming (1), Engage and contract with local arts community particularly a diversity of artists (1), Public art in open spaces (sculptures, plaques, memorials, gardens, performance displays, etc.) (1), Integrate cultural communities and natural history in area through programming or dedicated space (1), Job training facilities (1), Appealing spaces that provide youth access to environmental education and job opportunities (1)
Put a dot on up to any ideas that resonate with you! Don’t see your idea? Let us know in the additional comments section below. Spaces should be accessible for wheelchairs and uphold Universal Design principles (1), Activities accessible for a range of abilities (1), Green loop should be made a reality (1), Public bathrooms (1), Covered open spaces, and in general, places to rest, sit, and seek shelter (1)
Put a dot on up to any ideas that resonate with you! Don’t see your idea? Let us know in the additional comments section below. Create an indoor community space and/or flexible event space (1), Free and/or low-cost public spaces and community spaces for events (1), Programming should reflect the full diversity of the Portland community (1), Space where communities feel safe and come to celebrate their unique cultural diversity (1), Kid-friendly development with a place for children and families to play (1), Intergenerational activity spaces (1), Community games (1), Large fountain, splash pad or swimming pool (1), Ongoing communication particularly those most impacted by the project (neighbors, contractors, etc.) (1)
What is your top priority for the Broadway Corridor Project? Deliver affordable housing, Promote arts and culture, Create a sustainable community
What best describes your connection to the Broadway Corridor located in the Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood? (Check all that apply) I drive through the area, I visit the area for food, shopping, or entertainment
Do you think the Broadway Corridor project is a good opportunity for you and your community? Yes
Why? As long as the project's core focus includes (truly) affordable housing, it will improve an underutilized space.
Which best describes how you've been involved with the project? This is my first interaction with this project
How did you hear about this online Open House? Family members, Friend, or Colleague
Will you continue to participate in the planning of the Broadway Corridor project? Yes
Which statement best describes your experience using this online platform to give feedback? This website was easy to use.

Name not shown outside Foster 1/2 Mile Corridor June 7, 2019, 12:15 PM

Can you see yourself living, working, or visiting the Broadway Corridor? Yes
Can you see yourself using the proposed Green Loop? Yes
What is your top priority for the Broadway Corridor Project? Deliver affordable housing, Create parks and open space, Create a sustainable community
What best describes your connection to the Broadway Corridor located in the Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood? (Check all that apply) I take the MAX or bus in the area or I take the train at Union Station, I visit the area for food, shopping, or entertainment
Do you think the Broadway Corridor project is a good opportunity for you and your community? Yes
Why? giving more people (especially but not exclusively lower income) the chance to live a car free or car lite life
Which best describes how you've been involved with the project? I have heard presentations about it
How did you hear about this online Open House? Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
Will you continue to participate in the planning of the Broadway Corridor project? Yes
Any additional ideas or concerns you'd like to share with us? I think this is going in the right direction! But it should be 100% private vehicle free on the interior. Look at the results in Barcelona - people complain at first but then they love it.
Which statement best describes your experience using this online platform to give feedback? This website was easy to use.

Leslie Pohl-Kosbau outside Foster 1/2 Mile Corridor June 7, 2019, 8:22 AM

Can you see yourself living, working, or visiting the Broadway Corridor? Yes
Can you see yourself using the proposed Green Loop? Yes
What is your top priority for the Broadway Corridor Project? Create parks and open space, Create a sustainable community
What best describes your connection to the Broadway Corridor located in the Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood? (Check all that apply) I walk through the area, I visit the area for food, shopping, or entertainment
Do you think the Broadway Corridor project is a good opportunity for you and your community? Yes
Why? Adds a community focus to the area that is needed, and adds affordable housing
Which best describes how you've been involved with the project? This is my first interaction with this project
How did you hear about this online Open House? Family members, Friend, or Colleague
Will you continue to participate in the planning of the Broadway Corridor project? Yes
Any additional ideas or concerns you'd like to share with us? I would like to see the green space be that, not a lot of hardscape.
Which statement best describes your experience using this online platform to give feedback? I had some difficulty navigating this website.

Andrew Crane outside Foster 1/2 Mile Corridor June 7, 2019, 5:14 AM

Can you see yourself living, working, or visiting the Broadway Corridor? Undecided
Can you see yourself using the proposed Green Loop? Yes
What is your top priority for the Broadway Corridor Project? Deliver affordable housing
What best describes your connection to the Broadway Corridor located in the Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood? (Check all that apply) I live in the area, I walk through the area, I bike in the area
Do you think the Broadway Corridor project is a good opportunity for you and your community? Yes
Why? potential to be groundbreaking on a national level
Which best describes how you've been involved with the project? This is my first interaction with this project
How did you hear about this online Open House? Other (please describe)
If you answered Other, please describe. personal interest in urban development
Will you continue to participate in the planning of the Broadway Corridor project? Yes
Any additional ideas or concerns you'd like to share with us? N/a
Which statement best describes your experience using this online platform to give feedback? I had some difficulty navigating this website.

Name not shown inside LENTS February 6, 2019, 8:31 PM

What is your relationship to the Lents neighborhood?
Choose all that apply (hold down the Ctrl key on your PC or Command on your Mac to select multiple items).
I live in Lents, I shop/eat in Lents, I bike/drive through
What activities do you, your family, and/or friends like to do in Lents? Farmer's Market, Out to dinner (Flipside, Zoiglhaus, El Pato Feliz) biking, walking, Lents Park, Dog Park, Bloomington Park, Ed Bennedict Park, community events, occasional drink at a bar (Eagle Eye, Zoiglhaus, Flipside), play at school playgrounds on the weekends and/summer.
What kinds of businesses are important to you? What kinds of businesses would you like to have added to the neighborhood? I really love having more places to eat in the neighborhood. I would like to see more small businesses. I would LOVE to have a grocery store - Trader Joes, a co-op, New Seasons, Natural Grocers, or even Fred Meyer.
What kind of open public space do you imagine here? What could it be used for (e.g., Lents International Farmers Market)? Farmer's Market, park, affordable public housing, library
What kind of housing do you imagine here? Do you want to see a mix of affordable housing units and market rate units? Do you want to see a mix of units to accommodate families of all sizes? More affordable housing! As everyone knows, the price of housing in this city has gone up exponentially in the last 10 years. This is going to be a city for the upper middle class and rich exclusively if there aren't significant efforts from many angles to address the problem.
What are your top priorities for Prosper Portland's investment in this development? Deliver affordable housing, Support small businesses, Promote arts and culture, Create public open space
What additional equitable development goals are important to you? Outreach to community organizations regarding housing opportunities, protecting neighbors from diesel and other pollution during construction

Jackie Cherry inside Lents/Powellhurst-Gilbert February 6, 2019, 7:44 PM

What is your relationship to the Lents neighborhood?
Choose all that apply (hold down the Ctrl key on your PC or Command on your Mac to select multiple items).
I live in Lents, I shop/eat in Lents, I bike/drive through
What activities do you, your family, and/or friends like to do in Lents? Beer at Z-Haus; coffee & pastries at Bella’s, and Lents International Farmers Market.
What kinds of businesses are important to you? What kinds of businesses would you like to have added to the neighborhood? Pizza, Indian food, grocery store (ever since Fred Meyer closed we have to drive to Clackamas or way out to 122nd...2-3 miles out of our neighborhood)
What kind of open public space do you imagine here? What could it be used for (e.g., Lents International Farmers Market)? I’m just afraid that we are losing green space and hoping that trees and nice park-like landscaping will be available. How about a mini Salmon Springs fountain? That would be great water feature for the kids in the summer.
What kind of housing do you imagine here? Do you want to see a mix of affordable housing units and market rate units? Do you want to see a mix of units to accommodate families of all sizes? MORE affordable housing. I’m a teacher in the David Douglas school district and so many of my students are having to move because the rents keep going up. Where can they go in Portland?!
What are your top priorities for Prosper Portland's investment in this development? Create public open space , Deliver affordable housing, Add parking, Promote arts and culture, Support small businesses
What additional equitable development goals are important to you? Encouraging and supporting people of color to start a business in this area. Also, look at the gorgeous mural on the Boys & Girls club...we need for every culture to feel included in our neighborhood. More art please!

Name not shown inside LENTS February 6, 2019, 6:29 PM

What is your relationship to the Lents neighborhood?
Choose all that apply (hold down the Ctrl key on your PC or Command on your Mac to select multiple items).
I live in Lents
What activities do you, your family, and/or friends like to do in Lents? attend meetings, grocery shop, ride transit,
What kinds of businesses are important to you? What kinds of businesses would you like to have added to the neighborhood? small cultural shops, low cost grocery stores, African American foods, clothing, hair dresser/barber shops, music stores, clothing/shoes shops, vegetable/fruit markets,
What kind of open public space do you imagine here? What could it be used for (e.g., Lents International Farmers Market)? meeting spaces open for public use (low costs), classes, dance, music, art, theater, cultural groups presentations, world foods, small business opportunities.
What kind of housing do you imagine here? Do you want to see a mix of affordable housing units and market rate units? Do you want to see a mix of units to accommodate families of all sizes? We need more housing at the 30% MFI and larger family size housing. Several children in a small apartment 1-2 BR is not ideal They need room to play unencumbered.
What are your top priorities for Prosper Portland's investment in this development? Deliver affordable housing, Promote arts and culture, Create public open space , Support small businesses
What additional equitable development goals are important to you? Outreach to African American residents living in Lents for low income housing.
Hire black people as builders and service providers. Blacks have been left out of the process.

Name not shown inside LENTS February 6, 2019, 5:34 PM

What is your relationship to the Lents neighborhood?
Choose all that apply (hold down the Ctrl key on your PC or Command on your Mac to select multiple items).
I live in Lents, I work in Lents, I visit Lents, I shop/eat in Lents
What activities do you, your family, and/or friends like to do in Lents? eat and drink mostly.
What kinds of businesses are important to you? What kinds of businesses would you like to have added to the neighborhood? AFFORDABLE GROCERY STORE PLEASE.
cafe, library, garden center (would go nice with farmers market), tabletop game store (a great potential hangout for the kids that go to the boys and girls club)
What kind of open public space do you imagine here? What could it be used for (e.g., Lents International Farmers Market)? affordable classes on various topics (community organized?).
somewhere with heating in the winter.
theatre space!!
What kind of housing do you imagine here? Do you want to see a mix of affordable housing units and market rate units? Do you want to see a mix of units to accommodate families of all sizes? PLEASE have as many affordable housing units as possible. rent is out of control in portland and people ar ebeing pushed out and made homeless.
a mix of unit sizes would be good.
PLEASE preserve some of the green space in the lot.
What are your top priorities for Prosper Portland's investment in this development? Promote arts and culture, Create public open space , Support small businesses, Deliver affordable housing, Other
If one of your priorities was "Other" please describe it: grocery store please
What additional equitable development goals are important to you? construction noise at reasonable hours

Name not shown inside LENTS February 6, 2019, 3:03 PM

What is your relationship to the Lents neighborhood?
Choose all that apply (hold down the Ctrl key on your PC or Command on your Mac to select multiple items).
I live in Lents, I shop/eat in Lents, I bike/drive through
What activities do you, your family, and/or friends like to do in Lents? Go out to eat, go to the park, exercise at the track at Marshall H.S.
What kinds of businesses are important to you? What kinds of businesses would you like to have added to the neighborhood? I like most of the restaurants. Maybe coffee shops or specialty shops would be nice. It’s really hard to replace something like the Fred Meyer at 82nd and Foster, but a regulat grocery store would be outstanding.
What kind of open public space do you imagine here? What could it be used for (e.g., Lents International Farmers Market)? Farmers market would be great. Some of the events in Lents Park are fine, but some are really too loud and just make the neighborhood negative.
What kind of housing do you imagine here? Do you want to see a mix of affordable housing units and market rate units? Do you want to see a mix of units to accommodate families of all sizes? I think some apartments mixed with houses or duplexes would be great. I think the units mixed with retail are enough already. There seems to be plenty of retail space available now.
What are your top priorities for Prosper Portland's investment in this development? Add parking, Deliver affordable housing, Create public open space , Deliver market rate housing, Support small businesses, Promote arts and culture

Name not shown inside LENTS February 6, 2019, 1:07 PM

What is your relationship to the Lents neighborhood?
Choose all that apply (hold down the Ctrl key on your PC or Command on your Mac to select multiple items).
I live in Lents
What activities do you, your family, and/or friends like to do in Lents? pickles games, eat out, use lents park, walk
What kinds of businesses are important to you? What kinds of businesses would you like to have added to the neighborhood? retail sales and service (BBQ, pizza, cocktail lounge, music venue, brunch spot, donut shop
What kind of open public space do you imagine here? What could it be used for (e.g., Lents International Farmers Market)? farmers market, picnic tables, shaded areas
What kind of housing do you imagine here? Do you want to see a mix of affordable housing units and market rate units? Do you want to see a mix of units to accommodate families of all sizes? The minimum amount of affordable housing allowed by the code. the lents town center already has approximately 75% affordable housing, an imbalance of income levels for the most important intersection/area in the neighborhood. More affordable housing would limit the median income which is the primary driving factor to attract businesses. Lents has already received more than its fair share of affordable housing in the last 10 years and adding more will essentially create a pocket of poverty that will have long lasting impacts on not just the town center, but but for the neighborhood. We need more middle and upper income households to attract the diversity of businesses the entire community seeks.
What are your top priorities for Prosper Portland's investment in this development? Deliver market rate housing, Support small businesses, Promote arts and culture, Other
If one of your priorities was "Other" please describe it: The Lents Town Center needs more 'destination' uses - such as a music venue, farmers market, or higher end bar/lounge. Housing on the map needs to have ground floor retail focused on SE 92nd to create a commercial corridor with a wide mix of uses. Should prohibit primary offices, repair or storage uses.
What additional equitable development goals are important to you? I'd like to see a focus on businesses that are successful. Ensure they are financially sound enough to be around at least a year. Green building policies will increases costs beyond the reach of local small businesses. The savings on energy aren't ever recouped form tenants and the buildings cost double what they should. limit or prohibit non-profit developers as they rarely make sound financial sense (or force them to eliminate their developer fees/prohibit seeking LEED certification with the massive maintenance costs).