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Tue 12 Jun 2018 8:42PM

Montavilla Street Intersection Mural (Mandala)

R robyn Public Seen by 330

Hi All, the Land Use Committee is looking into street murals - those colorful murals painted onto the pavement that provide traffic calming as well as placemaking and help build community. What are the intersections in Montavilla that you think would benefit from a street mural? (& why)

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Amy Reaney Tue 12 Jun 2018 9:02PM

1-The intersection where Erin from Hungry Heart was hit- at the corner where MUMC is located. 2-Anywhere in the less represented areas east of 82nd. 3-The end of the parade route at 81st and Yamhill.

AR

Amanda Rhoads Tue 12 Jun 2018 9:09PM

Agree with 80th and south of MUMC both as a commemoration and a way to calm traffic speeds there. Agree also with 80th and Yamhill, my own corner! both due to the ending of the parade (could make for some cool art!), and because of the jog in Yamhill there that makes it a little confusing. Also, both 80th and Yamhill are wide rights-of-way, giving us a bigger surface to work on. And there could be some nice intersection paintings done maybe where there are ped/bike access points onto the 205 path.

JW

Joshua Wallace Tue 12 Jun 2018 9:43PM

Hello. I am Joshua . I live in the neighborhood and I am a professional muralist. Here is a photo of a cross walk they are painting in Sweden . It is meant to help people be more aware of cross walks and slow down. We can easily make the Mandala look 3D or floating off the ground.

JW

Joshua Wallace Tue 12 Jun 2018 9:46PM

I also second the corner in which Erin was struck and killed. Also, Right in front of my house @ 76th and Stark. We hear 15 times a day, almost near collisions or breaks screeching to a stop. The intersections before and after the Mt Tabor hills.

DL

David Linn Tue 12 Jun 2018 10:07PM

Of course my intersection. It was just paved. 81st & Holladay. Many people use the Halsey I-84 exit and speed down passed MP5.

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Pat Sanders Thu 14 Jun 2018 6:12PM

This also has a historical connection with the German immigrant population of Montavilla. Mile Post 5 was originally a German Baptist retirement home.

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Pat Sanders Tue 12 Jun 2018 10:57PM

Robyn,

I have a question: would the intention be to stay away from intersections with busy streets? I would assume so, but I thought I'd ask.

Pat

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robyn Wed 13 Jun 2018 5:24AM

Hi Pat, you are probably right but don't let that deter you from any areas you might have in mind at this point in the process. I'll look into street restrictions. Since the street has to be closed during painting, it might affect which streets get permits for these types of paintings.

DU

[deactivated account] Wed 13 Jun 2018 12:03AM

agree w/ 80th and yahmill. it's offset and gets a lot of foot and bike traffic as well.

DU

[deactivated account] Wed 13 Jun 2018 12:04AM

maybe somewhere near one of the schools (creative science, bridger, vestal). there are prob others, but i don't know all the schools in the neighborhood

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Pat Sanders Thu 14 Jun 2018 6:14PM

This neighborhood originally had a Scandinavian population. The school now has a sizable Hispanic population. Perhaps an international theme celebrating various immigrant groups.

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robyn Wed 13 Jun 2018 5:26AM

Here are some examples for inspo: http://www.cityrepair.org/street-painting-examples/

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Pat Sanders Wed 13 Jun 2018 3:19PM

Thanks, Robyn.

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Pat Sanders Thu 14 Jun 2018 6:18PM

East Montavilla: possible locations related to pioneer & Japanese farmers. William Brainard was a farmer and donated the land for Brainard Cemetery, so possibly near this. I'm trying to find locations of Japanese farms that are within the current Montavilla boundaries. No luck so far.

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Pat Sanders Thu 14 Jun 2018 6:20PM

It would be cool to reproduce the Montavilla street car line spur between Glisan & Stark. Maybe too ambitious, but an intersection, say at Couch or Everett could have a street car theme. This would be near Vestal School.

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robyn Wed 27 Jun 2018 6:02AM

Good ideas - thanks for sharing your historical knowledge of Montavilla Pat!

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Pat Sanders Wed 27 Jun 2018 1:47PM

You're welcome.