Division/Clinton considers all businesses, property owners, and others that do business in the SE between 12th and 60th Avenues and Stephens and Powell eligible for membership. DCBA's mission is "to promote the general welfare of the residents, businesses, and property in the Division/Clinton area."
The Division Streescape Plan, formerly the Division Main Street Plan, will begin both the sewer upgrade and the Tabor to the River addition of street trees and bioswales on both Division and Clinton Streets in the spring. Repaving should take place in 2014. New development has already created new mixed use buildings and at least five more are planned for this year.
The majority of the commercial properties on corners have been rezoned for mixed use and are being planned with retail on the lower floors and apartments or condominiums above, increasing the residential stock without decreasing possible business opportunities. By 2014, Division will have many small and medium sized commercial spaces for new businesses. The DCBA intends to continue supporting the businesses with events, marketing opportunities, and timely communication with the residents in all four abutting neighborhood associations.
Division and Clinton will both remain open for business during redevelopment, construction, and "greening". Street closures will be kept to a minimum. Tri-Met continues work on the Clinton Street Station, affecting 11th, 12th, Clinton, and Gideon Streets.
DCBA Board Meetings
The DCBA meets each month in the conference room at OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond, 3930 SE Division at 7:30 AM on the third Tuesday of the month. Meetings are open to members and interested parties.