JOIN US for a walking tour and discussion of the architectural elements that make up our neighborhood.                                        

Urban planner Heather Flynn Chatto and architect Laurence Qamar will point out elements of good design and explain why they are representative of our neighborhood and street car era design.  This is the second meeting of the Sellwood-Moreland Main Street Design Initiative. I it will be held Thursday, July 25th from 6:30-8:30pm.

This meeting will begin with a short walk on 13th Avenue to point out specific architectural features of several buildings.  It will be followed by a discussion at the SMILE Station about these architectural features, why they’re important, and what they can bring to new development.  Want to see an example of a clerestory window? It a transom window the same thing?  Can you identify a chamfered door?  What is a step back vs a setback?

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The Land Use Committee is a standing committee of the Sellwood Moreland Improvement League (SMILE) formed to review land use notices, liquor license applications, and in certain cases, file official comments on behalf of SMILE. The committee also organizes SMILE member participation in long term planning efforts which affect the SMILE neighborhood.  More details can be found in the Land Use Committee Guidelines.