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Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

2035 Comprehensive PlanThe Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability have provided links to recent articles that maybe of interest to the BDS Plans Examiner audience:

  • Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan makes headlines! Last month, City Council kicked off a series of work sessions on the draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan. Local media outlets were there, including all three major television networks as well as print reporters. Mayor Charlie Hales kicked off the first Council work session on September 29, saying, “This is some of the most important work we’ll do. It’s critical work at a critical time because we’re experiencing all this growth and change.”  Read more at: 

  • City Council to hold November 12, 2015 Public Hearing on Accessory Structures. The Accessory Structures Zoning Code Update project revises the regulations for accessory structures with a focus on detached accessory structures, such as garages, covered patios, storage sheds and accessory dwelling units (ADUs). The amendments streamline the standards to create one set of regulations for all covered accessory structures that is based more on form (setbacks, height and bulk) rather than function (how the building is used).  Read more at:

  • Mixed Use Zones Project Discussion Draft Released.  Based on public input, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has developed a Discussion Draft of new regulations for mixed use zones. The Mixed Use Zones Project Discussion Draft includes draft Zoning Code and Zoning Map amendments for community review and feedback.  Read more at:

  • Property owners may receive letters about proposed land use and zoning code changes that could affect permissible uses of their property.  Thousands of Portlanders may receive — or have already received — notices regarding proposed land use changes that could affect the permissible uses of their property.  Read more at: