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Recommended Draft Southeast Quadrant Plan Gets Nine Thumbs Up

Planning and Sustainability Commission votes to send the plan to City Council; public invited to testify at public hearing on July 8

OMSI Station Area

The OMSI Station Area wedged between the Willamette River and the OR-99 viaduct was a key topic at the recent Planning and Sustainability Commission work session. Photo courtesy of TriMet.

On June 9, 2015, after holding a briefing, public hearing and work session, the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission voted unanimously to recommend that City Council adopt the Southeast Quadrant Plan. During briefings and work sessions from April through early June, commissioners worked with Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff to revise the draft, including policies and actions to:

  • Support the growth of existing and new industrial businesses throughout the district.
  • Strengthen Willamette River-related policies that enhance habitat, increase public access and support climate change adaptation goals.
  • Strengthen tree canopy and public open space strategies.
  • Establish a pilot program in response to existing parking needs to allow existing privately owned parking facilities to be “shared” by district businesses and residents.
  • Allow OMSI Station Area property owners to retain their ability to develop housing if stringent conditions are met, such as addressing impacts to adjacent industrial businesses and on the transportation system.

Portlanders can testify at a public hearing on this new plan to help the Central Eastside thrive as a 21st-century employment district and transit hub, with cultural attractions and access to the Willamette River.

On July 8, 2015, City Council will hold a public hearing on a non-binding resolution to adopt the Southeast Quadrant Plan. The adopted plan will be integrated with the N/NE and West Quadrant plans and other input into a Central City 2035 Plan, which will then be the subject of public hearings before both the Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council in 2016.

The public is invited to testify on the SE Quadrant Recommended Draft at the City Council hearing.

Public Hearing, Southeast Quadrant Plan – Testimony Welcome

July 8, 2015, 3 p.m.
Portland City Council
Council Chambers (City Hall, 2nd Floor) 
1221 SW 4th Avenue

How to give testimony

You can share your feedback on the plan with City Council in several ways:

  1. Testify in person at the hearing (see details below)

  2. Submit written testimony
    Attn: Council Clerk
    1221 SW Fourth Avenue, Room 140
    Portland, OR 97204

  3. FAX or Email comments to 503-823-4571 or Written testimony must be received by the time of the hearing and must include your name and address.

Guidance for testifying in person

  • Arrive early to sign up and get instructions on how testimony will be heard.
  • The normal allotted time to testify is 3 minutes, however, it may be necessary to limit the time to 2 minutes or less if there are many people.
  • Testifiers can provide the City Councilors with printed materials. Please provide 8 copies.
  • Testifiers are allowed to show PowerPoint presentations or other slides but they must use the laptop provided at the testimony table, advance their own slides, and it has to be done within their allotted 2-3 minutes. It’s helpful if you submit files before the meeting as there is usually not enough time to load it and get a copy for the record once public testimony begins.

Download council documents

Southeast Quadrant Plan – Recommended Draft

The plan is provided as a large ~28 MB file and divided into chapters. The same material can be found in both. If you are having trouble downloading the larger file, please try downloading the individual sections.


The SE Quadrant Plan includes goals, policies and actions that will guide growth and development in the Central Eastside over the next 20 years. This area includes the Central Eastside Industrial District, East Portland Grand Ave Historic District, new OMSI and Clinton MAX station areas and the Eastside Riverfront.

The plan proposes changes to land use regulations and the transportation system to strengthen the industrial sanctuary. It will also increase employment densities, encourage investment, protect historic resources, establish more amenities for employees and residents, and help minimize conflicts between industrial and other operations.

The plan has been endorsed by the SE Quadrant Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee after 14 meetings, multiple subcommittee meetings, tours, neighborhood association meetings and two open house events.

No rate increase for garbage and recycling

80% of residents will see their rates stay the same, the others will see a slight decrease. See message in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian or Vietnamese below.

For the third year in a row, Portland residents will not see a rate increase on their monthly garbage and recycling bills. Due to declining fuel prices and more efficient collection practices, rates will remain the same for most customers and will decrease for about 20 percent.

Learn more about rates by visiting or by calling your garbage and recycling company.

View a Guide to Garbage, Recycling and Composting Collection at


عدم رفع رسوم نقل النفايات وإعادة التدوير

سيرى 80% من السكان أن الرسوم التي يدفعونها  ستبقى كما هي، بينما سيرى آخرون أن رسومهم
ستنخفض قليلاً.

للسنة الثالثة على التوالي، لن ير سكان بورتلاند زيادة في الرسم على
فواتيرهم الشهرية بشأن النفايات وإعادة التدوير. نظراً لانخفاض أسعار الوقود
وممارسات فعّالة بشكل أكثر لتجميع النفايات وإعادة التدوير، ستبقى الرسوم كما هي
لمعظم الزبائن وستنخفض حوالي 20 بالمائة لبعض الزبائن الآخرين.

للحصول على مزيد من المعلومات حول الأسعار، تفضّلوا بزيارة الموقع
الإلكتروني  أو الاتصال بشركة النفايات وإعادة التدوير التي
تتعاملون معها.

والكومبوست وإعادة التدوير دليل لمّ ونقل النفايات

Chinese (Simplified)


80% 的居民会发现他们收费标准保持不变,其余居民会发现其收费标准有小幅下降。 

波特兰居民将连续第三年发现他们每月垃圾回收账单上的收费标准未提高。由于燃料价格下降及收集工作更加高效,对大多数客户而言收费标准将保持不变,约 20% 客户的收费标准将会有所下降。

欲了解更多关于收费标准的信息,请登录 或致电您的垃圾回收公司。

垃圾、回收和堆肥收 集指南





 料金について詳しくは、 をご参照いただくか、 またはご利用のゴミ収集業者およびリサイクル業者にお電話でお問い合わせください。

ゴミ、リサイクル、 コンポスティング 回収サービスガイド


Nici o mărire a ratei pentru gunoi sau reciclare.

Pentru 80% din rezidenți nu se va efectua nici o modificare a ratelor, ceilalți vor
observa o ușoară scădere a ratelor.

Pentru al treilea an la rând, rezidenții din Portland nu vor avea o creștere a ratei
lunare la gunoi și reciclare. Datorită prețului scăzut la combustibil și a
metodelor mai eficiente de colectare, ratele vor rămâne neschimbate sau vor
scădea pentru aproximativ 20 la sută.

Aflați mai multe despre rate vizitând sau puteți suna compania dumneavoastră de
colectare și reciclare a gunoiului.



Расценки на вывоз мусора и сдачу материалов на переработку не меняются

Для 80% жителей расценки не изменятся, у остальных жителей расценки на вывоз мусора
немного понизятся.

На протяжении трех лет подряд расценки на вывоз мусора и сдачу материалов на переработку
для жителей Портленда остаются неизменными. В связи со снижением цен на топливо
и более эффективными способами сбора, для большинства клиентов расценки на
вывоз мусора не изменятся, а для 20% клиентов они даже понизятся.

Дополнительную информацию о расценках вы сможете найти на сайте или позвонив в вашу компанию по сбору мусора и материалов на переработку.



Ma jiro qiime koror ku yimid qashinka iyo dib u warshadeynta 

Boqolkiiba 80% dadka degaanka ku nooli waxay arki doonaan qiimaha ay bixinayaan oo
sidiisii hore ahaan doonaa, kuwa kale ayaa arki doona waxoogaa hoos u dhac ah.

Saddex sanno oo xiriir ah, dadka degan Portland ma arki doonaan qiime koror ku yimiday
biilasha qashinkoodii iyo dib u warshadeynta. Iyadoo ay la xiriirto qiimaha
shidaalka ee hoos u dhacaya iyo tayada qashin qaadista, qiimahu sidiisii hore
ayuu u ahaan doonaa inta badan macaamiishay isagoo hoos u dhici doona qiyaastii
boqolkiiba 20.

Wax ka ogow qiimaha adigoo booqanaya ama adigoo wacaya shirkadooda qashinka iyo dib u




No aumentarán las tarifas para la recolección de basura y reciclables

Para el 80% de los residentes, las tarifas seguirán siendo las mismas,
para el resto, disminuirán ligeramente.

Por tercer año consecutivo, los residentes de Portland notarán que en
sus facturas mensuales de recolección de basura y reciclables, las tarifas no
han aumentado. Debido a la disminución de los precios de combustibles y a
prácticas de recolección más eficaces, las tarifas seguirán siendo las mismas
para la mayoría de los clientes y para un 20 por ciento aproximadamente,

Infórmese más sobre las tarifas ingresando a o llamando por teléfono a la compañía de
recolección de basura y reciclaje de su zona.



Тарифи на вивіз сміття і утилю не зростатимуть

80% мешканців не матимуть змін у тарифах, а на інших чекає незначне зменшення

Третій рік поспіль мешканці Портленда не матимуть тарифних змін у своїх щомісячних
рахунках за вивіз сміття і утилю. Завдяки зменшенню цін на паливо та більш
ефективним методам збирання, для більшості мешканців тарифи залишаться на
такому ж самому рівні, а для біля 20% мешканців тарифи зменшаться.

Дізнайтеся більше про тарифи на сайті або зателефонуйте у свою компанію зі збору сміття
і утилю.



Không tăng giá đối với các dịch vụ đổ rác và tạp liệu tái chế biến

80% dân cư sẽ thấy giá biểu dịch vụ dành cho họ vẫn giữ nguyên, những người khác sẽ
thấy có sự giảm nhẹ.

Trong năm thứ ba liên tiếp, dân cư vùng Portland sẽ không thấy có sự gia tăng giá biểu
trong các hóa đơn đổ rác và tạp liệu tái chế biến hàng tháng của họ. Do giá
xăng dầu giảm và các áp dụng thu gom hiệu quả hơn, các giá biểu sẽ vẫn được giữ
nguyên cho hầu hết khách hàng, và sẽ giảm xuống cho khoảng 20 phần trăm khách

Hãy vào thăm trang web này để tìm hiểu thêm về các giá biểu hoặc gọi điện thoại cho công ty đổ rác và tạp liệu
tái chế biến của quý vị.


Draft Recommended Comprehensive Plan Available for Planning and Sustainability Commission Review

PSC will discuss the draft at its two June meetings before forwarding a recommendation to City Council this summer

The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) is in the final stretch of preparing their Comprehensive Plan recommendation to City Council. The Draft Recommended Plan will be discussed at two meetings in June (June 9 and June 23 work sessions). This revised draft, prepared by BPS staff, incorporates changes based on public input and direction from the PSC over the past six months. Between July 21, 2014 and May 26, 2015, the PSC held six public hearings, received over 4,000 comments from the public, and had nine work sessions to shape their recommendation. 

The PSC will be reviewing this new draft to ensure it is consistent with their earlier work session recommendations and direction to staff. Commissioners may also discuss further amendments to this draft before taking a final vote, which is expected in July. A final Recommended Plan will be transmitted to City Council in mid-summer, at which time the public may provide input and comments to Council about the Recommended Plan. City Council will then schedule public hearings on the Recommended Plan during the fall and will invite the public to comment at hearings. 

After months of public hearings and work sessions, the Planning and Sustainability Commission will vote on the draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan

Commissioners tentatively scheduled to vote on July 14; final Recommended Draft sent to City Council in August

There’s a light at the end of the Comprehensive Plan tunnel! Since last fall, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) has held six public hearings and nine work sessions for the Proposed Draft of the Comprehensive Plan. In June, commissioners will wrap up loose ends and hold a public hearing on the revised Growth Scenarios Report — sort of an impact analysis of the plan.

On July 14, the PSC is tentatively scheduled to vote to recommend the draft Comprehensive Plan to City Council. Their Recommended Draft will be transmitted to Council in August, signaling the opening of another public comment period.

Planning and Sustainability Commission next steps

The following PSC meetings will be held at 1900 SW 4th Ave Suite 2500A. Consult the PSC Calendar one week prior to each meeting to confirm times and details.

Tuesday, June 9, 12:30­ – 4:30 p.m.: Work session
Tuesday, June 23, 5 – 8 p.m.: Growth Scenarios Report hearing; work session
Tuesday, July 14, 5 – 9 p.m.: Work session; recommendation (vote, tentative)

Once the PSC votes, staff will publish their Recommended Draft (including the goals, policies and land use map) and forward to City Council sometime in August. Portlanders will then be invited to testify to City Council in writing or in person about the Comprehensive Plan Recommended Draft. Public hearings with Council will begin in the fall. Stay tuned for more information and exact dates moving forward.

Neighborhood office hours offer a chance to chat one-on-one with a planner

Portland’s Comprehensive Plan will establish new rules that affect the size, shape, height and location of shops, apartments, houses and places of employment.

You can learn more about how proposed new rules may affect you and your neighborhood. Throughout the summer, the City’s District Liaisons and other planners will be available to answer questions about the Comprehensive Plan Update; Mixed Use Zones, Campus Institutions and Employment Land projects; as well as other code development projects focusing on residential infill, accessory structures and more.

Planners will be holding neighborhood office hours around the city. Look for a meeting time near you and come with your questions and ideas.  

N Portland
Saturday, July 11, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Peninsula Park Community Center
700 N Rosa Parks Way

E Portland
Saturday, June 13, 12 – 3 p.m.
Midland Library
805 SE 122nd Ave

Thursday, July 9, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
East Portland Community Center
740 SE 106th Ave

SE Portland
Thursday, July 9, 4 – 7 p.m.
Mt Scott Community Center
5530 SE 72nd Ave

SW Portland
Tuesday, June 16, 4 – 7 p.m.
SWNI at Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Wednesday, July 22, 3 – 6 p.m.
Capitol Hill Library
10723 SW Capitol Hwy

Visit the Comprehensive Plans Update calendar to confirm details and find more times and locations for Neighborhood Office Hours in your district as they become available.

New Zoning Concepts for Mixed Use Areas Available for Review

Draft zoning concepts focus on new development standards, floor area ratios, design overlays, affordable housing and commercial space bonuses, and enhanced notification requirements

Over the next 20 years, Portland is expected to grow by 123,000 additional households and 142,000 new jobs. Most of this growth will occur in neighborhood hubs and main streets like Hollywood, St Johns, SE Division and NW 23rd, which are home to a mix apartment buildings, ground-floor retail and single family homes. These mixed use centers and corridors will serve as the anchors of convenient, walkable neighborhoods. 

But new development is not always welcomed by the community. In response, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability launched the Mixed Use Zones Project to address Portlanders’ concerns about the height, size, scale and design of new development in mixed use zones.

The Mixed Use Zones Project (MUZ) proposes key changes to the City’s commercial and employment zones to make mixed use areas more attractive and responsive to residents and businesses, while still accommodating expected growth. The largest overhaul of Portland’s zoning code in 15 years, this project proposal includes:

  • A simpler array of zones. Reduces the number of commercial or employment zones from nine to four to accommodate small scale (2-3 story), medium scale (4-5 story) and large scale (5+ story) development. 
  • New standards to address building bulk. Controls building mass through new floor area ratios (FAR) that include all uses, including residential development (FAR is the proportion of building area to lot size). Current commercial zones do not have floor area limits for residential development.
  • Compatibility and transitions. Includes new development and design standards to reduce the apparent mass of new buildings, provide better transitions to adjacent buildings, and improve the relationship between buildings and streets. These include required step-downs and setbacks from abutting residential properties as well as requirements for larger building walls to be broken up into smaller segments.
  • Incentives for public benefits. Adds performance bonuses to allow additional FAR, and in some cases height, in exchange for public benefits, such as: 
    1. Affordable housing
    2. Green features (e.g., green roofs and landscaped areas)
    3. Publicly accessible plazas
    4. Historic preservation
    5. Affordable commercial space
  • Ground floor uses on main streets. Encourages ground floor activity, including ground floor windows and active commercial uses in key places.
  • Better design. Expands the Design overlay zone to several new areas within the major centers identified in the Comprehensive Plan. These centers are expected to grow substantially over time, and additional design tools will help create high quality, pedestrian-supportive places.  
  • Public notice. Proposes enhanced neighborhood notification or contact requirements for development in mixed use zones. This would include neighborhood and business associations at a minimum.
  • Parking. The project is moving forward in tandem with an update to on-street parking management tools that could be applied in high growth centers and corridors. For more information click here.

Review the Draft Concept Report

A Mixed Use Zones Draft Code Concept Report has been shared with the project stakeholder advisory committee and is available for public review. The draft comprises several documents, including the entire report, an appendix and a shorter summary for easier reading.

Read the Mixed Use Zones Code Concepts Report here.

Next steps

The MUZ update is an early implementation project for the new Comprehensive Plan. The zoning regulations will be voted on by both the Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council.

The concept draft is available now and will be followed by a discussion draft this summer. Public comments on both the concept draft and discussion draft will be accepted until late summer or early fall. A proposed draft will be released in the fall, and the Planning and Sustainability Commission will subsequently hold a public hearing. Eventually, the MUZ project will join other code update projects making their way to City Council for consideration and adoption with other tasks to implement the Comprehensive Plan.

For more information, visit the Mxied Use Zones Project website at