Patricia Cliff, President of Pearl Neighbors for Integrity in Design, PNID
will join us on November 12th, for an update on the Hyatt Place proposed development on NW 12th and Flanders
This project, LU19-145295 DZM, the first to be considered under the new 2035 zoning plan, was first proposed by Vibrant Cities, a Seattle developer in June 2018. Patricia will discuss:
 The developer’s plan for the 23 story mixed used building on the 10,000 square foot, quarter lot site bordering the planned Green bicycle path on Flanders and NW 12th Avenue. The plan, as proposed, would include 170 hotel rooms on the first 12 floors and 110 small studio and one bedroom apartments and be devoid of any parking, although the development of the site removes the present 39 existing long-term public parking spaces.
 Pearl Neighbors for Integrity in Design, PNID was formed in the Fall of 2018 with the intent of preserving the architectural integrity of the South Pearl and bringing pressure on Vibrant Cities to modify their out of context plans for this site. In March of 2019, we applied for and were granted 501 (c ) (3) status as a tax-deductible status as a charitable organization.
 During 2019, PNID has hired an excellent land use lawyer and architectural consultant and undertaken a major traffic study, all of which have served to repeatedly delay the developer’s approval by the Portland Design Commission for 17 months. In response, the developer has initiated their own traffic study and engaged a land use lawyer to rebut the legal arguments we have raised to challenge this development.
 PNID has also raised issues with PBOT, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, regarding the traffic congestion issues which this development will cause.
 The next hearing of the Design Commission will be held on November 21st at 1900 SW 4th Avenue in Room 2500B. Patricia will discuss the PNIDs strategy for this hearing and beyond.
Please join us . . . November 12, 2019 @ 6:30 PM in the Community Room of Elizabeth Lofts.