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Infrastructure and Public Services Lag Behind Population Growth in East Portland

New video shows how the Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan will help “right size” parts of East Portland to ensure livable neighborhoods

Portland has grown steadily in the past two decades, and much of this growth has occurred in East Portland. Many new apartment buildings have gone up, attracting a lot of newcomers to fill them. But the population increase has outpaced the development of sidewalks and other infrastructure and public amenities such as parks, and schools are overcrowded. Proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan Map will reduce the potential for dense new development in neighborhoods where infrastructure and services still need to catch up. This will help ensure these neighborhoods can become safer, healthier and more accessible.

Watch this video to learn more about changes in the Comprehensive Plan to address these issues, and check out the Map App’s “Risks and Service Gaps” layer to see where the proposed changes will occur. You can also use the Map App to submit testimony to the Planning and Sustainability Commission as they consider the draft 2035 plan.

Reducing Potential New Development in Areas with Natural Hazards and Drainage Constraints

New video about Portland’s Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan features East and SW Portland

Proposed changes to Portland’s Comprehensive Plan Map are designed to scale back development potential in certain areas of Southwest and East Portland. These places are generally hilly, with steep slopes, drainage problems and higher risks of natural hazards like landslides, wildfires flooding and/or earthquake damage. Steep narrow roads can make emergency vehicle response and evacuation more difficult during emergencies. And the amount of new development allowed under the current zoning, would strain limited infrastructure and increase risks to public safety and property. The proposed Comprehensive Plan Map changes are meant to help keep existing risks and problems from getting much worse over time.

Watch this video to learn more about changes in the Comprehensive Plan to address these problems, and check out the Map App’s “Risks and Service Gaps” layer to see where the proposed changes will occur. You can also use the Map App to submit testimony on the proposed changes to the Planning and Sustainability Commission as they consider the draft 2035 plan.

PSC News: August 26, 2014 meeting recap and documents

Proposed Street Renaming of N Winning Way to N Ramsay Way — hearing / recommendation; RICAP 7 Workplan — hearing / recommendation; Climate Preparation Strategy and Climate Action Plan update — briefing

Agenda

  • Proposed Street Renaming of N Winning Way to N Ramsay Wayhearing / recommendation
  • RICAP 7 Workplan — hearing / recommendation
  • Climate Preparation Strategy and Climate Action Plan update — briefing

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: August 12, 2014 meeting recap and documents

Comprehensive Plan Map — briefing; CC2035 West Quadrant Plan — briefing; Mixed Use Zones Project — briefing

Agenda

  • Proposed Comprehensive Planbriefing
  • CC2035 West Quadrant Plan — briefing
  • Mixed Use Zones Project — briefing

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.