Land Acknowledgment

The Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association acknowledges the land now known as Portland rests on the unceded territory of the Multnomah and Clackamas Bands of Chinook who made this area their home. We extend our deepest gratitude to the First Peoples who were the original protectors and stewards of these lands and acknowledge all they have endured, and continue to endure, so that we may also call this place our home.

City of Portland Resources

Land Use News

Attend an Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association meeting or contact us to learn how you can weigh in on land use projects and hear what others have to say.

Residential Care Facility (Miracle Heights)​

Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association would like to get feedback from residents regarding this major development proposed for our neighborhood. Please send your comments to

The original proposal for a Residential Care Facility (Miracle Heights) on the south side of Clara Lane at Boones Ferry was withdrawn earlier this year. The application has now been re-submitted. The main changes are the addition of a 3,054 sq. ft. basement which includes an owner’s apartment, and the addition of one bed for a total of 52 beds. The total square footage of this two storey building plus basement is 30,455.

This proposal is a non-conforming development in a single-family residential zone, so it is subject to a Conditional Use Review which will assess compatibility with the surrounding neighborhood.

This proposed building will eliminate the existing wetland which covers most of the property. Mitigation will be required.

Improvements will be required to the Boones Ferry right of way, and Clara Lane bordering the property will be brought up to current roadway standards.

January 28, 2022 Update:
An application for the Residential Care Facility was submitted to the City. The next step is for the City to check the application for completeness. That has to be done within 21 days. If the application is found to be complete, the hearing date will be set within 51 days. However, if the application is not complete, the applicant has 180 days to complete it.

West Portland Town Center​

West Portland Town Center drawing

For decades the area around the intersection of Barbur Blvd, Capitol Highway/Taylors Ferry, and I-5 (known as “The Crossroads”), as well as neighborhoods to the north and south, have remained largely unchanged. The use of land and roadways reflects old planning practices that prioritized space for cars more than people.

West Portland Town Center Project Website