AdoptedCONCORDIANEIGHBORHOOD PLANm-. ,.October, 1993Bureau of PlanningPonland, Oregon

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ADOPTEDCONCORDIA NEIGHBORHOOD PLANAdopted by the Portland City CouncilOrdinance No. 166786Resolution No. 35169Readopted by Ordinance No. 167054Developed as part of the Albina Community Plan by:POI'tland Bureau of PlanningCharlie Hales, Commissioner in ChargeRobert E. Stacey, Jr., A1CP, Planning DirectorMichael S. Harrison, A1CP, Chief Planner, Community PlanningProject StaffColleen G. Acres, PhD., A1CP, Project ManagerSusan Gregory, Word Processing OperatorRichard Bellinger, Graphic Illustrator IJudy Galantha, Graphic Illustrator IIFunding for the Bureau of Planning's participation in the development of this plan wasprovided as a part of the Albina Community Plan project. The Albina Community Planwas made possible with financial support of Emanuel Hospital (Health Link Systems Inc.),Kaiser Perrnanente, Pacific Power and Light, Portland Bureau of Community Development(Federal Community Block Grant Funds), Portland Development Commission(Convention Center Renewal Program), Portland Department of Transportation (RegionalRail Program), Portland Bureau of Environmental Services and the City of Portland'sGeneral Fund.

PORTLAND CITY COUNCILVera Katz, MayorEarl Blumenauer, Commissioner of Public WorksCharlie Hales, Commissioner of Public SafetyGretchen Kafoury, Commissioner of Public AffairsMike Lindberg, Commissioner of Public UtilitiesPORTLAND CITY PLANNING COMMISSIONW. Richard Cooley, PresidentStan Amy, Vice President (Resigned December 1992)Joan Brown-KlineJean DeMasterBruce FongMargaret KirkpatrickRichard MichaelsonVivian Parker (Resigned June 1993)Paul Schuback (Appointed January 1993)Douglas Van Dyk

ACKNOWLEDGMENTSCONCORDIA NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION1993/94 Concordia Neighborhood Association OfficersRonald A. FossumBill HermansonCarol Ann FritzlerLarry MorganJohn CheekIsham HarrisSandi OldenkampPlan Subcommittee MembersRobert BoyerBill HermansonDoug MeyerDavid NewmanMary NierandaMaggie SkarraJudith SchwartzRichard WhiteBob SlusherDennis StoeckIin, CPAMichael ToenjesPat tive from District #1Representative from District #2Representative from District #3Meeting AttendeesNancy EllicottFlay EzellMary EzellCyndi GriffithsLinda HuffLois JacksonSharon Rose RothW. L. SasserGlenn O. WhiteOaude WilliamsEmma Jean WilliamsALBINA COMMUNITY PLAN TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEEColleen Greer Acres, PhD, AICP, ChairJohn E. Bierwirth, Superintendent, Portland Public SchoolsKatie Bretsch, Portland Bureau of Environmental ServicesCarol-Linda Casson, Portland Development CommissionSteve Dotterrer, Portland Office of TransportationMarcia Douglas, School LiaisonTerri Duffy, Multnomah CountyJeanne Harrison, Bureau of PlanningSteve Gerber, Portland Bureau of PlanningMary Holley, Housing Authority of PortlandGeorge Hudson, Portland Bureau of Parks and RecreationHenry Markus, METRONorman Monroe, Multnomah CountyChief Charles Moose, Portland Bureau of PoliceMartha McLennan, Portland Bureau of Community DevelopmentRoss Roberts, Tri-MetDavid Sweet, Portland Bureau of BuildingsTrudi Toliver, Tri-Met

TABLE OF CONTENTSPage No.TitleIntroductionIntroduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Purpose of the Concordia Neighborhood Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Concordia Neighborhood Plan RelationshipsAlbina Community Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Portland Comprehensive Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Concordia Neighborhood Plan History and Neighborhood InputConcordia Neighborhood Plan Organization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Concordia Neighborhood:The PastHistory of the Concordia NeighborhoodThe Concordia Neighborhood:1I3335711Twenty Years in the FutureA Vision of the Concordia Neighborhood17Portland Comprehensive Plan-Concordia Neighborhood PlanLinkagesPortland Comprehensive Plan PolicyConcordia Neighborhood Plan PoliciesAction Chart AbbreviationsConcordia Neighborhood Plan:2526Policies, Objectives and ActionsConcordia Neighborhood Plan Policy A: Community Values andInvolvement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29Concordia Neighborhood Plan: Policies 1 Through 7Introduction to Policies 1 through 733Policy 1: TransportationPolicy 2: HousingPolicy 3: Economic Revitalization343842Policy 4:Policy 5:Policy 6:Policy 7:46485254Jobs and EmploymentCommunity Institutions and FacilitiesPublic SafetyDesignConcordia Neighborhood Plan:Design GuidelinesA. Residential Buildings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59B. Landscape60

LIST OF MAPSTitlePage No,Map 1: Concordia Neighborhood Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Map 2: Concordia Neighborhood Urban Design Map . . . . . . . . . 20Map 3: Concordia Neighborhood Plan Action Chart. . . . . . . . . 21Listed ActionsCONCORDIA NEIGHBORHOOD, 1892Lewis and Dryden Map, Oregon Historical Society


IntroductionThe Com:ordia Neighborhood is located at the outer edge of inner Northeast Portland. It isone of thirteen neighborhoods in the Albina Community located south of NE ColumbiaBoulevard.The neighborhood is bounded on the north by NE Columbia Boulevard and on the south byNE Prescott Street. Northeast 22nd Avenue defines the area's western boundary and NE42nd Avenue its eastern boundary between NE Columbia Boulevard and NE Alberta Court.Northeast 33rd Avenue is the eastern boundary for the neighborhood between NE AlbertaCourt and NE Prescott Street. (Map 1).The Concordia Neighborhood Plan sets the direction for fu ture development in the ConcordiaNeighborhood. The Plan reflects the aspirations of the Concordia Neighborhood Associationto strengthen neighborhood stability, enhance livability, attract capital investment and newhouseholds, and promote business and job growth in the area's business centers.The Concordia Neighborhood Plan vision statement, policies 1-7, and objectives wereadopted by the Portland City Council by Ordinance No. 166786 on July 28, 1993 andreadopted by Ordinance No. 167054 on September 30, 1993. Plan Policy A, a statement ofdirection created by the neighborhood association to guide its future activities, was adoptedsolely by the Concordia Neighborhood Association. Plan action charts were adopted on July28, 1993 by ResDlutiDn ND. 35169. The ConcDrdia NeighborhoDd Plan went into effect DnOctDber 25, 1993.Purpose of the Concordia Neighborhood PlanThe CDncDrdia Neighborhood Plan is primarily an actiDn plan. The Plan provides decisionmakers with guidance on matters Df land use, cDmmunity develDpment, social programs,capital expenditures and envirDnmental issues which affect the neighborhDod. It is designedto stimulate the development of partnerships between public and private interests and mDbilizeresDurces to address neighborhood-defined high priDrity issues, CDncerns, and oppDrtunities.The Plan's vision statement creates the desired future image of the neighborhoDd with whichproposals for future growth and deve1Dpment can be assessed. GDais and pDlicies reinfDrcethat image by providing direction. Objectives act as shDrter term benchmarks tD define theintermediate steps needed TO accomplish the plan and to assess prDgress. ActiDn chart timeframes and projects reflect neighborhDDd priorities and resource availability fDr planimplementation.The Plan builds on the neighborhDDd's physical, economic, and sDcial assets andinfrastructure. It alSD identifies barriers to community development and strategies to be usedto Dvercome these constraints. While taking advantage of public-private partnerships, Planimplementation relies upon the strength and continued commitment of the ConcordiaNeighborhood Association and neighborhood residents, businesses, and institutions for itsachievement.-1-

EASTCOLUMBIAPORTSMOUTHPARK GRANT PARK.: Albina Community Plan AreaBanfield Free'ftYAlbina Community Plan Neighborhoods.NorthScale: 1" 4000'Concordia Neighborbooo. PlanBureau or Planning, City of PortlandMap 1- CONCORDIA NEIGHBORHOOD

Conco.·dia Neighborhood Plan RelationshipsA. Albina Community PlanThe Albina Community Plan was adopted by the Portland City Council by Ordinance No.166786 on July 28,1993 and readopted by Ordinance No. 167054 on September 30, 1993.These ordinances also adopted Albina's 11 neighborhood plans, including the ConcordiaNeighborhood Plan, and made them part of the Albina Community Plan and PortlandComprehensive Plan. Community and neighborhood plan action charts were adopted byResolution No. 35169 on July 28, 1993. Albina Community and Concordia NeighborhoodPlan provisions took effect on October 25, 1993.The Concordia Neighborhood Plan is a part of the Albina Community Plan. Theneighborhood plan addresses localized issues and opportunities that are unique, specific, andimportant to the residents, businesses, and institutions of the Concordia Neighborhood. TheAlbina Community Plan has a much wider focus addressing issues and opportunities whichare shared across neighborhoods or are specific to the larger 19 square miles of the AlbinaCommunity.Albina Community Plan provisions address the community-wide issues of land use,transportation, business growth and development, jobs and employment, housing, education,public safety, family services, community identity and enrichment, urban design and historicpreservation, public services, and plan administration. The Concordia Neighborhood Planbuilds upon this policy foundation to address transportation, housing, economicrevitalization, jobs and employment, community institutions and facilities, public safety, anddesign al: the neighborhood level.The Albina Community Plan creates the overall framework of policies, programs, regulationsand development strategies for the Albina Community as a whole and its neighborhoods,business centers, and institutions. Community plan provisions ensure that the detailedprovisions of the neighborhood plans are coordinated with actions planned for the rest of thedistrict. In tum, the Concordia Neighborhood Plan reinforces those parts of the district-wideplan which are particularly relevant to the neighborhood. Simultaneous development andreview of the community and neighborhood plans ensured that coordination and consistencyamong the plans and their elements were maintained.B. Portland Comprehensive PlanThe Portland Comprehensive Plan sets the land use policy framework for the City ofPortland. The Comprehensive Plan was initially acknowledged in 1981 by the Oregon LandConservation and Development Commission as being in compliance with the state-wide goalsfor land use planning. Inclusion of the Concordia Neighborhood Plan as part of theComprehensive Plan ensures those elements of the neighborhood plan adopted by ordinanceare mad(: part of the state-wide planning system in Oregon.This status establishes goal, policy and objective statements as provisions which must befollowed. If policy language conflicts with other development regulations the policy-3-

language is the controlling provision. Status as part of the Comprehensive Plan ensures thatthe policies and objectives of the Concordia Plan will be carefully weighed as part of futureconsideration of changes in land use designation within the Concordia Neighborhood.The Concordia Neighborhood Plan vision statement, policies, and objectives were adopted bythe City Council as part of the Portland Comprehensive Plan by Ordinances No. 166786 andNo. 167054. Portland Comprehensive Plan Policy 3.8, Albina Community PlanNeighborhoods, incorporates the Concordia Neighborhood Plan into the PortlandComprehensive Plan. Comprehensive Plan Policy 3.8, sets the following objective for theConcordia Neighborhood Plan: Objective C objectives for the Concordia Neighborhood are:Stabilize and revitalize the Concordia Neighborhood through implementationof the neighborhood's plan as part of the Portland's acknowledgedComprehensive Plan. Use the Concordia Neighborhood Plan to guidedecisions on land use, capital improvements projects and communitydevelopment activities within Concordia.The Concordia Neighborhood Plan, through this ordinance adoption and readoption, hasseven policies which have been made part of the Portland Comprehensive Plan:Policy I:Policy 2:Policy 3:Policy 4:Policy 5:Policy 6:Policy 7:TransportationHousingEconomic RevitalizationJobs and EmploymentCommunity Institutions and FacilitiesPublic SafetyDesignPolicy 7, Design, includes a list of 11 building and landscape design guidelines based on theAmerican Institute of Architects, Portland Chapter, publication, The 10 Essentials forNorthINortheast Portland Housing. The Concordia Neighborhood Plan strongly encouragesbut does not require their use in building construction, expansion, and/or renovation projectswithin the neighborhood.Concordia Plan Policy A, Community Values and Involvement, was not proposed by theneighborhood association for inclusion in Portland's Comprehensive Plan. This policy isintended by the Concordia Neighborhood Association as a guide to the association itself as theorganization and its membership take a proactive role in achieving their neighborhood'sfuture as envisioned in their Plan.Action charts in the Adopted Concordia Neighborhood Plan were adopted by resolution ratherthan ordinance (Resolution No. 35169). The action charts are lists of immediate, short tennand long range steps which, when initiated, move the neighborhood closer to the achievementof the neighborhood's future as pictured in the vision statement.-4-

These action chans are not pan of the Portland Comprehensive Plan. The charts are a startingplace. Actions with an identified implementor were adopted with the understanding that somewill need tD be adjusted and Dthers replaced with mDre feasible proposals. Identification Df animplementor for an actiDn is an expression of interest and SUPPDrt with the understanding thatcircumst:mces will affect the implementation leader's ability tD take action. The Portland CityCouncil charged the Portland Bureau of Planning in Resolution No. 35169 on July 28, 1993with responsibility for the adjustment of listings to reflect changes over time inimplementation strategies in the Albina Community Plan and accompanying 11 neighborhoodplans.ActiDns with a listed advocate rather than implementor are included in recognition of theimportance of continued discussion of these issues. Such actions will become part of thisplan only when an implementor has agreed to support them. Accomplishment of the actionscalled for will ultimately depend on the leaders, residents, organizations, businesses andinstitutions of the Concordia Neighborhood.Concordia Neighborhood Plan History and Neighborhood InputThe Concordia Neighborhood is one of 13 neighborhoods located in the Albina CommunityPlan Study Area south of Columbia Boulevard. Offers of assistance in preparing workshopsand the formulation of neighborhood plans were made by the Bureau of Planning to each ofthese neighborhoods in 1989/90.Nine neighborhoods initially accepted the Bureau's offer of support. The ConcordiaNeighborhood Association participated in District-wide workshops as well as conducting aneighborhood workshop in 1990. In these workshops both community-wide andneighborhood-specific concerns, issues, and opportunities were identified. Assessment ofneighborhood resources, however, led the Concordia Neighborhood to decide to rely uponthe community-wide Albina Community Plan to set neighborhood redevelopment goals,policies,. and strategies.Increasing levels of neighborhood interest in community planning, growing concerns forpersonal safety, and expansion of the Neighborhood Association's active membership led to areconsideration of their decision in 1991. Discussions on the creation of a neighborhood planfor Concordia began with the Bureau of Planning in Winter 1991.The Concordia Neighborhood Association established the Concordia Neighborhood PlanReview Subcommittee in June 1991 following discussions with the Portland Bureau ofPlanning and Association members throughout Spring 1991. Detailed work on the plan itselfbegan in July 1991. Timing of this process allowed the Concordia NeighborhoodAssocialtion the benefit of using the 1991 Albina Community Plan Discussion Draft as a basisfor formulating the Concordia Neighborhood Plan.The Sub(;ommittee saw their Neighborhood Plan as an augmentation of the district-wide planrather than substitute. Where Draft Plan proposals addressed their concerns, reflected theirpoint of view, and proposed actions which they could support, the Subcommittee found noneed to duplicate or restate the provisions of the district-wide plan.-5-

Concordia Plan provisions are based on a realistic assessment of the neighborhood by thosewho live, work, shop, and play there. The Subcommittee examined existing conditions andtrends. The resulting vision statement indicates the kind of future wanted in Concordia.Policy, objective, and action items establish directions for the neighborhood's future andidentify some but not all of the steps needed to achieve that future.Subcommittee membership was open to all members of the Association and neighborhoodresidents. businesses, and institutions. The Subcommittee met on a bi-weekly basis fromJuly to October 1991 to write the draft neighborhood plan. Publication of meeting dates andtopics for discussion encouraged participation by community members interested in particulartopics and/or unable to make a full time commitment to the Subcommittee's intense schedule.The draft Concordia Neighborhood Plan was reviewed by the full membership of theNeighborhood Association through a series of meetings in Fall 1991. The amended plan wasadopted by the Neighborhood Association at their November 1991 meeting.Planning Commission actions following public hearings on the proposed Albina Communityand Neighborhood Plans in the Spring and Fall of 1992 led to few changes in the ConcordiaNeighborhood Plan. No changes were made to neighborhood adopted and advocatedpolicies, objectives, or action items. Action charts were amended to add the PortlandDevelopment Commission (POC) and United States Department of Commerce EconomicDevelopment Administration (EDA) as advocates for selected redevelopment strategies. Plantext language was updated to reflect Planning Commission consideration and action.The City Council held three public hearings on the Planning Commission RecommendedConcordia Neighborhood Plan as part of their consideration of the Planning CommissionRecommended Albina Community Plan on May 5, May 12, and May 13, 1993. At that time,the Concordia Neighborhood Association requested two changes to the Planning CommissionRecommended Concordia Neighborhood Plan:1. Concordia Neighborhood Maps be modified to reflect recent boundary changesadopted to coordinate neighborhood and Portland Bureau of Police patrol areaboundaries: Delete from the neighborhood the area located between NE Alberta Courtand NE Prescott between NE 33rd and NE 42nd Avenues; and2. Delete Housing Action Chart Item #11 which lists the Concordia NeighborhoodAssociation as an advocate for the consideration of housing as a development option atthe Kennedy School site.The City Council amended the Planning Commission Recommended ConcordiaNeighborhood Plan to reflect the changes requested by the Concordia NeighborhoodAssociation. As the Portland Bureau of Housing and Community Development was alsolisted as an advocate{unplementor for the funher consideration of housing at the KennedySchool site, this item was removed from the Concordia Neighborhood Plan and inserted intothe Albina Community Plan housing action chart. All reference to the ConcordiaNeighbc,rhood Association were deleted.-6-

The Portland City Council's Draft of the Albina Community Plan and neighborhood plans,including the Concordia Neighborhood Plan, went before the City Council for adoption onJuly 28, 1993. The Council adopted both the Community and Neighborhood Plans as part ofthe Portland Comprehensive Plan on July 28,1993 by Ordinance No. 166786. Action chartswere adopted by Resolution No. 35169. Due to the appeal of a map amendment in the AlbinaCommunity Plan area, outside the Concordia Neighborhood, the plans were readopted onSeptember 30,1993 by Ordinance No. 167054.The Albina Community Plan and accompanying neighborhood plans including the ConcordiaNeighborhood Plan provisions went into effect on October 25, 1993. Copies of the CityCouncil Adopted Albina Community Plan and Concordia Neighborhood Plan are availablefrom the Portland Bureau of Planning, 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204-1966 (Tel:823-7700).Concordia Neighborhood Plan OrganizationThe City Council Adopted Concordia Neighborhood Plan consists of several parts. History of the NeighborhoodA Vision of the Concordia NeighborhoodConcordia Neighborhood Urban Design MapPoliciesObjectivesAction ChartsConcordia Neighborhood Plan Map - Recommended ActionsThe hist.ory section describes Concordia Neighborhood's past and its emergence from afarming community to a developed inner-city urban neighborhood. Concordia's land usepatterns were shaped by the presence of streetcars in the early 1900s, the construction ofConcordia College in 1905, and the later preference of the area's residents for the automobileas the pJimary mode of travel in and around Portland.The vision st.atement guides the adoption and future implementation of the plan. Itillustrates where the plan is leading and provides a standard against which the plan's successshould be measured. Following the Vision Statement is the Plan Goal. This Goal ties theConcordia Neighborhood Plan to the Albina Community Plan and Portland's ComprehensivePlan. It makes the plan and its policies part of the Comprehensive Plan. The Vision and theGoal set the stage for the body of the Plan.The Concordia Neighborhood Plan is built around eight policies which set the context anddirection for the revitalization of the Concordia Neighborhood. Policies 1-7 were adopted byordinance and are applicable neighborhood-wide. Policy A, Community Values andInvolvement, is not intended to be a part of the Albina Community Plan or Portland's-7-

Comprehensive Plan. This latter policy is intended to provide direction to Concordia'sneighborhood association, residents, businesses, and institutions on the implementation of theConcordia Plan.Policy objectives act as more immediate and shorter range benchmarks against which toevaluate community change and plan implementation. These more explicit provisions assist inthe identification of both the planned and unintentional consequences of implementation. Thisplan will remain a guiding element in the future of the Concordia Neighborhood to the extentthat its provisions are acted upon, systematically evaluated and adjusted, when necessary, tomeet and address change.Each Plan policy is accompanied by an action chart. Each action chart contains a specificlist of projects, programs, and expenditures which will work towards the accomplishment ofthe Plan's vision and policies. Each action item is set within a time frame (adopted with plan,ongoing, next 5 years and 6 to 20 years). Each action item also identifies an advocate and/orimplementor.Advocates speak for the project, program, or expenditure but do not have the resourcesneeded to take the action at the time by themselves. Implementors are self-identified. Theyhave expressed interest and support for the action with which they are linked. Implementorsare named with the understanding that circumstances may affect the implementation leader'sability to take action.Proposals for action were adopted by the City Council by resolution. They are a startingplace. Some will need to be adjusted and others replaced with proposals found to be morefeasible. Over time new opportunities for action will come about as the community growsand neighborhood circumstances, priorities, leadership, and resources change.Map 1 identifies the location and boundaries of the Concordia Neighborhood. Map 2,Concordia Neighborhood Urban Design Map, enhances the unique identity andcharacter of the neighborhood through the recognition of community open spaces, hsitoricalelements, and revitalization areas and the recommended placement of design features such asneighborhood attractions, gateways, and focal points. Map 3, ConcordiaNeighborhood Action Items, displays the geographic location of projects and proposalslisted on the action charts. These maps accompany the policies of Concordia NeighborhoodPlan and present neighborhood-wide relationships. The Urban Design Map provides specificdetails for the design and location of elements such as district gateways. The Actions Mapprovides an overview of revitalization projects assigned high priority by the ConcordiaNeighborhood Association. Each of these maps represents imeplementation priorities for theConcordia Neighborhood. Each is a vital link and first step in the realization of Concordia'senvisioned future.-8-

The Concordia Neighborhood:The Past'.

History of the Concordia NeighborhoodThe Concordia NeighbodilQQd is located on [he. far northeastern edge of the AlbinaCommunity Pllan area. Columbia Boulevard marks 'IS nOrthern boundary and NB. Pres Co IIStreet its southern boundary. Northeast 22nd Avenue frames Ihe neighborhood on the westand NE 42nd Avenue on the east.To the west are the Albina Community Plan neighborhoods of Woodlawn, Vernon, andSabin. To the east beyond the Albina Community Plan area is the Cully Neighborhood. Tothe south are neighborhoods which are also outside the Albina Community Plan boundaries:Alameda and Beaumonl/Wilshire.Close association with Concordia College, established in 1905, led to the designation of theneighborhood as Concordia. From its beginnings Concordia was primarily a residentialnei orhood consisting of single unit detached housing. neighborhood serving commercialaCl1vltIeS, schools such as the Kennedy School seen below and parks.GEORGE 'KIENl"lED)t ELEME'NT ARY SCHOOL (CLOSED)BUILT IN 1915, THIS SCHOOL WAS,()l\tE OF THE FIRST ONt·SJrQ!tY SCHOOL DUIl.DINGS INTHE UNITED STATES. THE AIKHITECTURAL STYLE IS MEDITERREAN.(Oregon Historical Society)-11-

Concordia is one of the larger neighborhoods in Portland, covering 856 acres with aresidential population of 9,575 people in 1990. The neighborhood's 3,569 householdsaverage 2.68 persons per household. Median household income in 1989 was 25,694,slightly ahead of the City's overall median income of 25,592. Eighteen percent ofConcordia's 1989 households were living below federal poverty guidelines compared with 23percent itl Northeast Portland overall and 14 percent for the City of Portland.Concordia's housing stock of 3,952 units is primarily single unit detached, 86 percent, and61 percent owner-occupied. Census reported 1989 median housing value was 47,500compared to 58,600 city-wide. Reported 1989 median gross rent was 460 while the citywide median was 397.The Concordia Neighborhood is made up primarily of residential areas with commercialdevelopment concentrated along NE Alberta Street, NE 33rd Avenue and NE KillingsworthStreet, and NE 42nd Avenue from north of NE Simpson Court to NE Columbia Boulevard.A secondary neighborhood-serving retail node is located at a former streetcar terminus at theintersection of NE 30th Avenue and NE Killingsworth Street.Concordia residents work outside their neighborhood. In 1990,55 percent of Concordia'semployed labor force worked in the managerial, professional, technical, sales andadministrative support fields. Sixteen percent are employed in services occupations. Anadditional 10 percent were employed in precision production, craft, and repair. Operators,fabricators, and laborers made up an additional 16 percent of Concordia's employed laborforce 16 years of age or greater. Sixty-two percent commute to work in single occupantvehicles. Fourteen percent carpooled and 1 percent relied on public transportation. This ishigher than the citywide proportions of 12 percent and 10 percent respectively.Central Ito the neighborhood's history is Concordia College founded in 1905. This institutionis a significant landmark in the community, lending both focus and identity to the surroundinglarger community. This image is reinforced by the presence of Faubion School immediatelyto the east. Fernhill Park and Whitaker Middle School serve as important focal points forresidents in eastern Concordia. Lending its presence and definition to both portions of theneighborhood are the vacant, historic Kennedy School buildings and site located on NE 33rdAvenue at NE Jarrett Street.Most of the area was platted between 1910 and 1919. Forty percent of the neighborhood'sexisting 1990 housing stock was built prior to 1940 with 37 percent constructed before 1920.Of the remaining 60 percent, 31 percent was constructed between 1940 and 1949 and 19percent between 1950 and 1959. Ten percent of the 1990 housing stock has been built since1960 with 6 percent in the 60s, 2 percent each in the 70s and 80s. Median number of roomsper housing unit was 5.67.Concordia was a fully developed neighborhood by 1960. Concordia averages 4.62 housingunits per acre. The average number of rooms per house is 5.62.Less than 5 percent of Concordia's buildable land inventory is vacant. Industrially zonedvacant sites are

The Concordia Neighborhood Plan vision statement, policies, and objectives were adopted by the City Council as part ofthe Portland Comprehensive Plan by Ordinances No. 166786 and No. 167054. Portland Comprehensive Plan Policy 3.8, Albina Community Plan Neighborhoods, incorporates the Concordia Neighborhood Plan into the Portland Comprehensive Plan.