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N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Plans at Planning and Sustainability Commission
Over nearly two years, the N/NE Quadrant Stakeholder Advisory Committee worked with interested community members and BPS staff to develop the N/NE Quadrant Plan, a long-range plan for the Lower Albina and Lloyd Districts of the Central City. The committee also helped develop a recommended concept for freeway interchange improvements, the I-5 Broadway/Weidler Facility Plan. The public is invited to testify about the plans at the upcoming hearing before the Planning and Sustainability Commission.
Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission Public Hearing
September 11, 2012
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Room 2500A
The N/NE Quadrant Project hearing will begin at 2:30 pm. Instructions on submitting testimony: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/383906
View the map to see how your property could be affected by proposed changes to zoning and maximum building height regulations.
Following the public hearing on September 11, the Planning and Sustainability Commission will hold a work session to formulate its recommendation on the N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler plans on September 25. The project will then go before the Portland City Council for adoption by resolution in October and to the Oregon Transportation Commission in December. Specific recommendations in the N/NE Quadrant Plan will go into effect once the entire Central City 2035 Plan (the update of the 1988 Central City Plan) is complete, expected in 2015.
N/NE Quadrant Plan – The N/NE Quadrant Plan is a land use, urban design and local transportation plan that will help direct and manage growth for the Lloyd District and Lower Albina over the next 25 years. Key proposals in the plan include:
I-5 Broadway/Weidler Facility Plan – The I-5 Broadway/Weidler Facility Plan contains a planning-level concept for improvements addressing longstanding safety and operations issues on and around Interstate 5 and the Broadway/Weidler interchange. Key elements include:
Backyard cottages, stunning new construction, green remodels and educational opportunities
A limited number of tickets are now on sale for the 11th annual Build It Green! Home Tour and Info Fair. Set for Saturday, September 22, the self-guided tour is presented by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and will feature 14 green remodels and new homes around Portland. Buy tickets at Green Depot in SE Portland or online at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/builditgreen.
"Every September Portlanders look forward to the annual Build It Green! Home Tour and Info Fair as a fun way to experience sustainable design and see for themselves what green building is all about," said Mayor Sam Adams. "It's another example of how the City is implementing the Portland Plan, our city's road map to a prosperous, educated, healthy and equitable future."
This year’s tour offers new workshops at selected tour stops. No registration is required and the workshops are included in the ticket price. Workshop topics include Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Basics, Rainwater Harvesting, Naturescaping, Gray Water Reuse, Permaculture, Living Building Challenge, Passive Houses, Small Home Communities and Energy Performance Scores. View workshop details at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/builditgreen.
Chat with homeowners, designers, do-it-yourselfers and contractors about solar panels, ecoroofs (green roofs), rainwater harvesting, money-saving ideas, natural landscaping, affordable housing, water and energy conservation, natural building materials and alternative construction techniques. Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/bigtourpreview for a preview of each tour stop.
Green Depot, Energy Trust of Oregon, KINK-FM, Metro, Oregon Home Magazine, Solar Oregon, Portland Water Bureau, City of Portland Environmental Services and City of Portland Bureau of Development Services.
Printable version of the August 2012 Comprehensive Plan Update E-News
Read about what each PEG discussed in its July 2012 meeting.
Interested in learning about what was discussed in last month's Policy Expert Group meetings? Summary meeting notes are available for all of the July 2012 PEG meetings:
Background reports and analyses for the Comprehensive Plan Update will be presented to City Council for a hearing and eventual adoption.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is now ready to complete Task 2 – Inventory and Analysis of state Periodic Review of the Comprehensive Plan, which requires us to compare the job and housing forecasts against our capacity to accommodate them. The tools we use to do this include:
Together these reports form the “factual basis” for the Comprehensive Plan Update. The key finding from this background research shows that the future number of households in Portland is expected to grow by 132,000 and the number of jobs by 147,000. The data show that we have enough space to accommodate our housing needs and most, but not all, categories of jobs. We anticipate being short of land for industrial, manufacturing/production uses — particularly harbor industrial lands — but also institutional lands, such as for hospitals and educational institutions.
Read a summary of the reports here.
The factual basis for the Comprehensive Plan Update will be presented to City Council for a hearing and eventual adoption on Wednesday, Sept 5, 2012, at 2 p.m. For more information, including how to testify on this proposal, please check the public notice for the hearing.