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Proposed Zoning Change Near 5515 SE Milwaukie

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

6:00 – 6:05: Welcome, Zoom etiquette, ground rules, purpose of meeting: The purpose of the meeting is for attendees to learn about the proposed zoning change at and near 5515 SE Milwuakie (see below) and the review process, discuss the proposal, and for the SMILE Land Use Committee to decide how they recommend SMILE responds.
6:05 – 6:10: Summary of existing zoning.
6:10 – 6:15: Summary of approval process.
6:15 – 6:20: Summary of the proposal (developer).
6:20 – 6:45: Questions and answers on the proposal (all attendees).
6:45 – 7:15: Discussion on merits of proposal (all attendees).
7:15 – 7:30: SMILE Land Use Committee decides how they recommend SMILE responds and discusses next steps (Committee).

SMILE meetings are currently being held via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All SMILE meetings are open to the public and you are welcome to attend.  To join go to


Meeting ID: 821 5754 0970
Passcode: 600118

Present zoning Proposed zoning
RM4 (Residential multi-dwelling, 10 story max, typically 4-7) RM4, no change

(Single-dwelling residential, 3 story max)

RM4 (Residential multi-dwelling, 10 story max, typically 4-7)
CM1(Commercial mixed-use, 3 story max) RM4 (Residential multi-dwelling, 10 story max, typically 4-7)

(Single-dwelling residential, 3 story max)

RM2 (Residential multi-dwelling, 4 story max)

The zoning change, if approved, would change how some parcels could be used.   The size of allowable buildings would increase on most parcels, up to a maximum of 10 stories, typically, however, 4-7 stories are built. There is no development being proposed at this time.  Environmental zones for the bluff would remain.

Meeting Ground Rules
In coming together as neighbors, we work respectfully with one another to create a safe and vibrant neighborhood.

* We treat each other with respect
* We work from an agenda
* We speak one at a time keeping in mind that the chair or discussion leader is running the meeting
* We don’t interrupt each other or conduct side conversations with our neighbors
* We keep our comments brief and focused to give everyone a chance to speak
* We listen before we make up our minds, making a good faith effort to understand the concerns of others
* We focus on the issue being discussed, and will not personally attack another
* We hold each other responsible for the process and these ground rules



January 20
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm