Central City 2035 Project Shifts Focus to West Quadrant Plan
Now that the N/NE Quadrant Project has been adopted by resolution, the the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is gearing up for the West Quadrant Plan process. This project will provide detailed planning for Central City areas on the west side of the Willamette River, including the Pearl District, Old Town/Chinatown, Goose Hollow, Downtown, Portland State University and South Waterfront. Like the N/NE Quadrant Plan, this effort is part of the broader Central City 2035 project to update the 1988 Central City Plan.
The project team is finalizing the formation of a Stakeholder Advisory Committee for the West Quadrant Plan and doing early planning work in a few areas, including Goose Hollow where a public workshop and concept development charrette were held in early December. Work for the entire West Quadrant is scheduled to be completed over the next year and will offer many opportunities for stakeholder involvement and public participation. To sign up for project updates or get the latest news, check out the Central City 2035 webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/cc2035.
Comprehensive Plan Update: Working Draft, Public Workshops and Next Steps
Ringing in the New Year, the Working Draft of the Comprehensive Plan Update (CPU) will be released in mid-January 2013. This draft includes goals and policies and will be about 60 percent complete. That means there’s still a lot of work to be done to refine it. All Portlanders are invited to learn more about the draft plan and provide feedback during the CPU public workshops in February and March.
Public Workshop Schedule
- Feb. 19, evening at Multnomah Art Center
- Feb. 26, evening at De La Salle North Catholic High School
- Feb. 28, evening at Franklin High School
- Mar. 2, mid-morning at David Douglas High School
- Mar. 5, evening at Smith Memorial Student Union – Portland State University
- Mar. 9, mid-morning at Beaumont Middle School
Be sure to check the website for the most current information about each workshop.
You may also send comments about the Working Draft in writing by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to identify issues, concerns, needs or ideas that can help make the draft plan more reflective of your community's priorities. We hope the mid-January release gives all who are interested plenty of time to read it and discuss it with friends and neighbors.
Stay tuned for an announcement about the release or check the website for updates at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/pdxcompplan.