The Next Demolition In Laurelhurst
Did you know that the historical Laurelhurst neighborhood extended west of 32nd, to the two blocks bounded by 31st, 32nd, Oregon, and Hoyt? The houses here say "Laurelhurst" on their deeds and many (most?) of the residents consider themselves Laurelhurst neighbors. Those blocks are today part of the modern-day Kerns neighborhood but historically and in spirit, they are part of Laurelhurst. The next demolition in Laurelhurst will take place in this part of the neighborhood.
Handout on Residential Infill Project As Applicable To Laurelhurst
Here is a handout that shows exactly what changes the Residential Infill Project will make to zoning in Laurelhurst. Clicking the image will open the full handout in a PDF. RIP will permit duplexes and triplexes up to about 3,750 sq ft on a 5,000 sq ft lot (including habitable semi daylight basement, which is not counted in the RIP's size limit) and up to 30 tall (potentially about 36' to the roof peak). Plus a 750 sq ft detached ADU, for a total of about 4,500 sq ft of dwe
Fundraising Progress Report
A quick update on the fundraising progress. It is helpful to look about our funds raised in terms of how much of the total project cost does the LNA Historic District account now have "in the bank". Here's where we are: The LNA has nearly $43,000 in funds available for the Historic District work. We are very close to having enough to fund the full field survey (the Reconnaissance Level Survey/RLS) in all four quads. We (meaning the LNA and Historic Laurelhurst and you) are
First Quad Survey Completed
A quick progress report on the historic district fieldwork. The historic district survey (also called Reconnaissance Level Survey or RLS) is being done in phases, as explained here. The pilot phase in the SE quad, which is the blocks bounded by Glisan, Cesar Chavez, Couch and 44th, has been completed. The preliminary data is available on the LNA's website here. You can view the document onscreen, or print it out. It looks like this: The next phase in the SE quad, which is