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BPS E-News July 2014
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Short-Term Rental Regulations Adopted on July 30 for houses
Following a work session on June 24, and two subsequent hearings on July 2 and July 23, City Council unanimously adopted the new rules that will allow a resident to rent up to two bedrooms in their house, attached house, duplex, manufactured home, or accessory dwelling unit to overnight guests with a low-cost permit. Such rentals will not be allowed in multi-dwelling structures, such as apartments and condos, but will be addressed by Council later this year. These new short-term rental rules will go into effect on August 29. The Bureau of Development Services website will soon offer more information about the process and how to apply for a permit.
The new Map App makes it possible to view the draft comprehensive plan maps online anytime, anywhere, on your desktop, tablet or smart phone
Get to know the 2035 Comprehensive Plan Map App:
*All Multnomah County libraries have public access computers.
The new Map App makes it possible to view the draft comprehensive plan maps online anytime, anywhere, on your desktop, tablet or smart phone. Exploring the Map App, you can learn about and comment on land use, transportation and other infrastructure proposals that will guide growth and development over the next 20 years.
Land Use Tab
|Combined Proposed Changes||This map shows all proposed land use changes, aligning the Comprehensive Plan Map with draft goals and policies and planned infrastructure investments.|
|Centers and Corridors||Proposed map changes show where shops, restaurants, offices and homes may be clustered to promote convenience, walkability and access to services.|
|Jobs||Proposed map changes provide places to meet the city’s demand for job growth, including large schools and hospitals, neighborhood-compatible light industry, creative services, medium-sized offices, manufacturing and distribution.|
|Risks and Service Gaps||Proposed map changes intend to protect public health and safety, avoid increasing natural hazard risks, and acknowledge limited infrastructure or services.|
|Neighborhoods, Parks and Open Space||Proposed map changes include adjustments to residential densities to respond to a variety of local conditions, as well as updates to Open Space designations on publicly owned sites dedicated to park or open space use.|
|The Comprehensive Plan Map||This map shows land uses and development intensities expected by the year 2035, inclusive of proposed changes and existing designations where no changes are proposed.|
|Citywide Transportation Systems Plan||Work in progress – This set of maps represents an unranked list of candidate transportation projects and programs. Projects are sorted by estimated price tag:
|Citywide Systems Plan||This map represents planned improvements to the City’s water, sewer and stormwater systems, as well as desired improvements to parks, trails and recreation facilities. The map shows location-specific projects identified in the City’s 20-year infrastructure plan, the Citywide Systems Plan.|
|Sewer Projects||This map shows planned improvements to Portland’s sewer system over the next 20 years to protect public health, water quality and the environment.|
|Stormwater Projects||This map shows planned improvements to Portland’s stormwater system, including pipes and green infrastructure, over the next 20 years. Projects will lower the risk of flooding in homes, businesses and streets; protect public health; and support healthy watersheds.|
|Water Projects||This map shows planned improvements to Portland’s water system over the next 20 years to provide reliable clean water, protect public health and meet regulations.|
|Park Projects||This map shows desired improvements to Portland’s park and recreation system over the next 20 years. These improvements would fill gaps and help ensure all Portlanders have access to parks, natural areas, trails and recreational opportunities.|
For more information about Portland’s Comprehensive Plan Update visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/pdxcompplan. Helpline 503-823-0195.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is committed to providing equal access to information and hearings. If you need special accommodation, translation or interpretation please call 503-823-7700, the City’s TTY at 503-823-6868, or the Oregon Relay Service at 711.
Lots of great content in this issue, including the Map App and its designers, Centers and Corrodors video and our new "Dear Al" feature
...to office hours by our district liaisons. Here’s your chance to get your questions answered face-to-face.
If you’ve taken a look at the Map App or read the Comprehensive Plan, you may have some questions about how the plan might affect your property, your neighborhood, or Portland. You can always call the helpline at 503-823-0195, but if you’d prefer to talk to somebody in person, or take a look at a big paper map of the Comprehensive Plan changes in your area, here’s your chance!
The District Liaisons (planners who work with community partners in five areas of the City) will be holding drop-in Comprehensive Plan office hours at various locations in July and August. Please drop by to meet your District Liaison and talk about the Comprehensive Plan.
Northeast District times coming soon!
Check the calendar of events for the most current information. Call us at 503-823-0195 with questions or for more information.