Montavilla has been chosen for a one-of-a-kind historical inventory with planners from the City of Portland, Oregon Department of Transportation officials sought input about improvements at I-205 and Division St, and the Montavilla Neighborhood Association added a new board member.

The Montavilla historical inventory project is being lead by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, and they will be making a presentation Jan 14th at the MNA general meeting, said board member Patricia Sanders

The project will look at the history of the neighborhood’s development. Sanders said after the meeting that she has already heard some fascinating stories about the early days of Montavilla, and there’s more to explore.

Volunteers will be needed to help, she said, and training will begin in January. The work will begin in February. 

@ 3:00 – Officials from ODOT makes a presentation about the I-205 exit at SE Division St.

They said the are planning safety enhancements at the intersection, and are looking for input since they are still at the early stages of the project. 

Ron Thrasher, a long time Montavilla resident, was appointed to the board. He introduced himself and described his experience @ 52:50.

@ 30:20 – A representative from the 82nd Ave Improvement Coalition gave a presentation to the board. 

@ 48:15 – Former MNA chair Benjamin Kerensa stated his concern that the organization hasn’t been run according to the bylaws. 

John Rotter, who has served as public safety coordinator, said he was stepping down because he is moving out of the neighborhood soon.