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A growing Portland gets a new plan

City Council to hold public hearings on draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan starting November 19

On Thursday, November 19, City Council will begin a series of public hearings on Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan. Several years in the making and based on exhaustive research and analysis, tens of thousands of comments, countless public meetings and the work of dozens of project staff, the recommended draft of the 2035 Plan will prepare the city for new growth and development for the next 20 years.

It carries forward the best of Portland’s first Comprehensive Plan from 1980: Centers and corridors will continue to absorb both residential and commercial development, protecting our distinctive neighborhoods. Businesses and jobs will have room to grow on more employment land. East Portland will benefit from prioritized investments in transit and other vital infrastructure. And our trees, open spaces, rivers and streams will benefit from enhanced protections.

All so Portland can accommodate more people, more jobs and more housing in a finite amount of land from now until 2035.

Portland is growing – and growing up. No longer a small city, it’s been in “adolescence” for awhile. Now it’s poised to become a more mature city. And Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan will help guide the way.

Testify!

Portlanders are invited to learn more about the Plan by visiting the Map App. Or read the Recommended Draft. Or watch a series of videos about the benefits of Portland’s growth management strategy.

But there’s nothing like a public hearing to make you feel at the heart of the public process. Portlanders are welcome to attend one of the hearings below or watch the events online.

IN PERSON

Attend a public hearing to offer oral testimony directly to the City Council.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Council Chambers, Portland, OR 97204

2 – 3 p.m.
Testimony heard on the Economic Opportunities Analysis, Growth Scenarios Report and other supporting documents

3 – 6 p.m.
Testimony heard on the Recommended Draft Comprehensive Plan Goals, Policies and Land Use Map

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 6 – 9 p.m.
Testimony heard on the Recommended Draft Comprehensive Plan Goals, Policies and Land Use Map
Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Hwy

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6 – 9 p.m.
Testimony heard on the Recommended Draft Comprehensive Plan Goals, Policies and Land Use Map
Parkrose High School
12003 NE Shaver St

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6 – 9 p.m.
Testimony heard on the Recommended Draft Comprehensive Plan Goals, Policies and Land Use Map
Self Enhancement, Inc.
3920 N Kerby Ave

 You must sign up to testify. Testimony sign-up sheets will be available one hour before the start of each hearing. Testimony will be taken in the order that people sign in. Individuals must sign in for themselves. Testimony will be limited to two minutes per person. You must be present when your name is called from the testimony sign-up list or you will lose your turn.

When signing up, please include your name and mailing address. Without this information, the City is not able to send you notification of the Council’s final decision, and you may not be able to appeal it.

Additional public hearings may be scheduled. Please check the City Council website to confirm dates, times and locations for all hearings.

MAP APP, EMAIL AND LETTERS

Can’t make it to a hearing? Share your feedback with City Council one of these other ways …

Online via the Map App: www.portlandmaps/bps/mapapp

Email: Sent to cputestimony@portlandoregon.gov with “Comprehensive Plan Testimony” in the subject line. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Letter: Send a letter with your comments to:

Council Clerk
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 130
Portland, OR 97204

 

PSC News: November 17, 2015 Meeting Information and Documents

Task 5: Campus Institutions Zoning Project — briefing; R/W #7942, N Lombard St — hearing / recommendation; Powell-Division Portland Action Plan — hearing / recommendation

Agenda

  • Task 5: Campus Institutions Zoning Project — briefing
  • R/W #7942, N Lombard St between N Richmond and N Charleston Avenues — hearing / recommendation
  • Powell-Division Portland Action Plan — hearing / recommendation

Meeting Files 

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/webdrawer.dll/webdrawer/search/rec?sm_class=uri_7223&count&rows=50.  

 

PSC News: November 10, 2015 Meeting Information and Documents

Task 5: Employment Zoning Project — work session / recommendation

Agenda

  • Task 5: Employment Zoning Project — work session / recommendation

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/webdrawer.dll/webdrawer/search/rec?sm_class=uri_7223&count&rows=50.  

Apply for the Portland Off-road Cycling Master Plan Project Advisory Committee

Committee members will advise City staff on new citywide plan for off-road cycling trails and facilities.

The Portland Off-road Cycling Master Plan will provide a citywide vision and plan for a system of off-road cycling trails and facilities where kids, adults and families can ride for fun, exercise and to experience nature in the city. It will make recommendations for the future improvement and management of these trails and facilities, based on community needs and input, site opportunities and constraints, and best practices in design, development and management.

In addition to a broad community outreach and engagement process, the project will be guided by a project advisory committee made up of community representatives, including trail and park users and Portlanders with interests, skills, knowledge and expertise in the areas of off-road cycling, environmental stewardship, trail design or management, outdoor recreation, business, tourism and health. The City is particularly interested in including committee members who might be able to contribute perspectives or experiences from historically under-represented or under-served communities, such as communities of color, Portlanders with limited-English proficiency, low-income residents, youth and people with disabilities.

Committee meetings will be held approximately once a month on weekday evenings. Specific meeting dates and times will be selected based on committee member availability. Translation, accommodations and childcare will be provided with advance notice.

To apply, complete the Statement of Interest no later than Monday, November 16, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Sign up for email updates to stay up-to-date on the Off-road Cycling Master Plan project.