Upcoming Projects in the Neighborhood

Lower SE Rising Area Plan

The Lower SE Rising Area Plan, led by Bureau of Planning & Sustainability and the Bureau of Transportation, addresses multimodal connectivity and transit access through transportation and land use changes in Brentwood-Darlington and portions of Mt. Scott-Arleta, Woodstock, and Lents. The area plan is a land use review and transportation planning effort already underway.

View the online open house and materials online. Project staff are seeking community input to guide healthy community development. Questions about the area plan? Email project leads or attend the February board meeting of Mt. Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association to provide feedback. Details are available after the link. The recommended plan goes before City Council in early 2023.

New Holgate Library in 2024

Construction for the new Holgate Library is underway. The new building will sit on the existing site, be three times larger than the current branch, and occupy 21,000 square feet. The branch will feature large play and learning spaces for children, multiple meeting rooms, dedicated teen room, updated technology and internet, outdoor plaza for community members, local representative art, rooftop solar panels and enhanced curbside features on SE Holgate. The project is anticipated to be complete in 2024.

The MSANA Board issued a letter of support for the required land use review and applauds the extensive community engagement and outreach conducted. Library guests are encouraged to visit nearby branches (Woodstock, Midland, and Belmont) during construction. Questions about library capital projects? Email libraryspaces@multcolib.org.

SE Carlton and 72nd Sewer Project

Construction on the SE Carlton and 72nd Sewer Project began this week and is anticipated to last up to four months. Work crews will begin preliminary work to install more than 600 feet of sewer pipes. Open trench excavations are necessary to replace existing pipes that in excess of 100 years old. Two new maintenance access holes on Carlton and 28 lateral pipes will be installed. Once work is complete on Carlton work crews will move onto 72nd Ave sometime in February. The project will protect the Willamette River Watershed and reduce the risk of sewer pipe leaks. Sign up for project updates. Questions about the SE Carlton and 72nd Sewer Project? Email Cheryl Kuck, Community Outreach at Environmental Services.

Mt. Scott Community Center Seismic Retrofit and Expansion

Mt. Scott Community Center will be undergoing an expansion and seismic retrofit beginning in late 2023. You may have seen the signs around Mt. Scott Park announcing the planned expansion or read about it last year. The pool and gym will remain with an improved roof and HVAC system. What’s new is an open lobby, an event hall, updated aerobic and fitness class spaces, flexible meeting rooms, new kitchen with training and instruction opportunities, technology upgrades, seismic updates, an increase in trees and vegetation, and more. The community center is scheduled to close at the end of 2023 and will reopen in 2025. Sign up for project updates and enjoy the community center while its open. Questions about the Mt. Scott Seismic Retrofit and Expansion? Email Marlo Medellin, Capital Project Manager at Portland Parks.


The 73Foster project is a multi-unit housing development located at 7330 SE Foster that aims to provide affordable and permanent supportive housing for families and people with disabilities living on lower incomes. The project will have 22 units of Permanent Supportive Housing and 42 affordable housing units in total.

In addition to the housing units, the project will also offer a range of programming and amenities to its residents, including on-site case management services, resident services, food pantry, community room, on-site laundry rooms, courtyard seating area, lobby lounge area, and high energy efficiency for low utilities. The design of the project is also accessible to people of all abilities. Construction is anticipated to be complete in 2025. Sign up for email updates.

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