Monthly Archives: March 2017

Developer Meeting on Mercantile Campus March 23

The Providence Mercantile Campus may be sold to a retail developer named CenterCal Properties.

CenterCal is required to have a neighborhood meeting with interested residents, property and business owners, and current complex tenants before they submit their development application with the City of Lake Oswego.

CenterCal has built other large retail facilities in our area like Bridgeport Village, Nyberg Crossing, Nyberg Rivers and Cascade Station. Each of these facilities relies on large anchor stores. They are proposing a large specialty organic-grocery-store as an anchor for this site.

To learn more about CenterCal’s ambitious plans for redevelopment on this 8.3 acre property including the grassy vacant land on Hallmark Drive, please plan to attend a meeting they are hosting on:

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm
3975 Mercantile Drive, Suite 235 (Booktique bldg.)

This meeting will also give you the opportunity to ask questions, share your concerns and comments that may impact CenterCal’s redevelopment plans for this site.

Once CenterCal submits their development application to the City and it is deemed complete, a Public Hearing will be scheduled with the LO Development Review Commission (DRC), where you will be given another opportunity to give oral/written testimony regarding their plans. Their plans could change between the March 23rd meeting and the time their application is completed and the LO planning staff report is prepared for DRC. So staying “on top” of this re-development by giving public testimony to the DRC will also be critical. Further notification on DRC’s public hearing date, time and place will follow.

Lake Grove Village & Boones Ferry Project

The Waluga Neighborhood Association is actively involved in the planning of the Lake Grove Village Center and the Boones Ferry Road Project. Two of our Board Members, Co-Chair Cheryl Uchida and Past-Chair Bruce Goldson, are on the Boones Ferry Project Committee.

WNA is concerned about the impact of these projects on our neighborhood, especially regarding traffic and parking. We will continue to provide input and we welcome hearing our neighbors’ concerns.

For more information, please view the official websites:

School Bus Facility

The School Bus Facility for Lake Oswego has been operating out of the Lake Grove Elementary School property for decades.  All 57 buses empty out onto Beasley Way and eventually onto Quarry Road, Douglas Way, Oakridge Road and Galewood Street and back again four times a day to serve the school children in Lake Oswego.

Proactive letters from Waluga Neighborhood and meetings have occurred with the school district board, the City of Lake Oswego, First Student, City Council, the new school district superintendent and the Lake Grove Elementary PTA president requesting to relocate this service to another appropriately zoned property. Continued air, noise and ground pollution have increased over the years and pose a serious threat to the health and well being of our neighbors, particularly for the school children, teachers and residential neighbors adjacent to the site.

The School District signed a contract with a new transportation bus service company, Student Transportation of America (STA). The new company has agreed in their contract to find new location for it’s service and parking. We look forward to their relocation to a more appropriate site outside of our neighborhood. They have new and more buses fueled by propane. Though less noisy and less detectible fumes, the concerted noise of the reverse warning beepers is more audible than before. STA is doing it’s best to minimize its negative impacts to the residents of Waluga neighborhood as it searches for a more suitable and appropriate site.

Calling All Wheelbarrows! Trail Graveling at East Waluga Park, Mar 11

We need wheelbarrows and people to help spread gravel onto the main trail between East and West Waluga Parks. Join us as we work to raise this much-loved trail out of the wetlands.

Can’t stay? We need your wheelbarrow! Please drop off your wheelbarrow (clearly labeled with your name) at 9:30am and pick it up at 11:30am. This will help us spread more gravel!

Please meet at East Waluga Park and bring sturdy shoes, work gloves and your wheelbarrow (if possible). Children under 18 will need a signed parental release form.

Saturday, March 11th, 9:30-11:30am
East Waluga Park
15505 Quarry Rd.
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
See map: Google Maps

Point of Contact
Will Mahoney-Watson

NOTE: This work party was originally scheduled for West Waluga Park, but we have moved it to East Waluga Park.