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District Mapping Conversations Wrap Up, Prepare Community for Working Draft Part 2

District MapIn May and June, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s District Liaisons hosted a series of District Mapping Conversations (DMCs) around the city. To help prepare Portlanders for Part 2 of the Comprehensive Plan Update, staff shared proposed Comprehensive Plan Update concepts, key organizing policies and the 30% Urban Design Framework (UDF) map with community members.

 
Ten meetings were held across the city in libraries, community centers and church halls — two each in East, North, Northeast, Southeast and Southwest Portland. More than 125 people previewed working maps for their districts. Feedback included a call for more neighborhood-level review of development projects, safer and better maintained streets, commercial requirements for the first floors of buildings, and new approaches to nonconforming properties. Participants suggested changes in breadth and size of various corridors and centers included in the UDF, and expressed a desire for numerous neighborhood nodes to complement the existing centers and corridors across the city.
 
For more information about the District Mapping Conversations, read the summary report.
 
The CPU project team is now preparing to launch Part 2 of the Comprehensive Plan Update Working Draft, with a mid-September release anticipated. Complementing Part 1 – Goals and Policies, Part 2 will include multiple maps for public discussion that illustrate how draft policies may affect the physical environment of the city. Part 2 will also include the Citywide Systems Plan, a list of public investments to implement the Comprehensive Plan Update goals and policies.