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PSC News: March 22, 2016 Meeting Recap

Task 5: Mixed Use Zones project — briefing; Task 5: Transportation System Plan — hearing

Agenda

  • Task 5: Mixed Use Zones project — briefing
  • Task 5: Transportation System Plan — hearing

The Task 5: Transportation System Plan agenda item is a public hearing, and testimony will be taken. Testimony will be limited to 2 minutes per person and may be changed at the Chair’s discretion. Testimony cards/sign-up will begin at 4:30 p.m.

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.

Resources about air quality in Portland offer community members more information about what they’re breathing

Policies in draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan address air quality

Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan addresses air quality in policy Chapter 7: Environment and Watershed Health.

That’s the future. If you want to find out more about what’s happening right now in the air around you and how people are reacting to recent reports of harmful toxins in residential neighborhoods, the links below offer information and resources.

Maps and other documents from public agencies

Other resources

City Council amendments to draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan updated

Initial list of Commissioner-sponsored changes to recommended goals, policies and land use map will be refined; revised list of amendments posted mid-March, first hearing on April 14

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, City Council held the last of four work sessions on the Recommended Draft of Portland's new Comprehensive Plan. Commissioners covered topics such as land for businesses and jobs, housing affordability and displacement, transportation strategies and projects, historic preservation, nonconforming uses, and growing in centers and corridors.

Updates to the Council-sponsored amendment list have been made to reflect the latest information from Commissioners' offices. These represent minor changes to the list, with a small number of additions and subtractions. The list is still relatively general, but more details will be added as Commissioners and their staff work to refine them. 

Read the draft list of amendments by Commissioner

By March 18, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) intends to publish a more complete report of amendments, which will be posted to this website. The Map App will also be updated. To prepare that report, BPS staff are working with Council offices to more thoroughly articulate the amendments. The report will include specific maps and policy language. 

City Council has scheduled hearings on April 14 and 20 to hear testimony on the potential amendments included in that report. They will also accept Map App testimony and email or letters about the amendments until April 20, 2016. 

At the last work session, Mayor Charlie Hales also requested that Commissioners identify any further refinements by April 25. Council expects to vote on the amendments on April 28. 

PSC News: March 8, 2016 Meeting Recap

NW District Parking Update Project — hearing / recommendation; Task 5: Transportation System Plan — hearing

Agenda

  • NW District Parking Update Project — hearing / recommendation
  • Task 5: Transportation System Plan — hearing

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.

Project timeline, process, and community engagement

The planning process for the Off-road Cycling Master Plan will occur in 2016, in four phases.

The planning process for the Off-road Cycling Master Plan kicked off in earnest in January. The Plan will be developed in four phases, over the course of 2016:

  1. Discovery phase (January through March)

    This phase will help establish a vision and goals for the project and lay the groundwork for understanding off-road cycling needs in the community as well as impacts and benefits. The project website, Project Advisory Committee (which will meet throughout the planning process) and an interactive online map tool will offer Portlanders ways to learn about and add their ideas to the planning process.

  2. Analysis phase (March through June)

    This phase will focus on reaching out to the Portland community to gather feedback on how the City might provide a variety of off-road cycling experiences and how to determine which sites are most appropriate. Community members can lend their ideas to this phase by talking directly with the project team at a project open house and a youth-focused event as well as at various community events, and through the online map tool.

  3. System planning phase (June through September)

    This phase will carefully consider how the City might develop a system of off-road cycling trails and facilities that meets the goals of the Plan and is accessible by bike and transit. Community members will have many opportunities to add their ideas to this phase, including a second project open house and youth-focused event, the online map tool, and at conversations focused on specific proposed locations.

  4. Draft Plan phase (September to December 2016)

    During this phase, the project team will develop a draft Master Plan, including design and management recommendations and implementation strategies. The draft plan will be refined based on community input and then presented to City Council for adoption. Community members will be able to comment on the draft plan at an open house, on the project website, and directly to City Council.