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Overview of the February SAC Meeting

February SAC meeting recap

At the February 16 SAC Meeting, the SAC reviewed and discussed the proposed N/NE Quadrant Plan Concept and the base project for the I-5 Broadway/Weidler Interchange and recommended that staff proceed with further refinement of both. See the February 16 meeting packet for more information about the staff proposals.


The next steps on the N/NE Quadrant Plan will be to develop draft goals, guidelines and actions that implement the concept. The next steps on the I-5 Broadway/Weidler Interchange project will be to return to the SAC for discussion of the merits of specific elements identified for further refinement. These topics will be discussed at upcoming meetings in March and April.

Central City as a Center for Innovation and Exchange

The Central City 2035 Steering Committee discussed the role of the Central City in its third meeting on February 9.

During its third meeting on February 9, the Central City 2035 Steering Committee explored the Central City’s role in achieving the goals of the Portland Plan. The committee also reviewed part one of the draft Concept Plan, focusing on supporting objectives for the vision of Portland’s Central City as a center for innovation and exchange. Members discussed how livability, prosperity, education and equity relate to each other and how the built environment could foster them.

The committee identified several unique characteristics of Portland’s Central City including: innovation, commitment to equity, and intentional preservation of natural and cultural resources such as manufacturing facilities and small, walkable blocks. They discussed “big leaps” described in the 1988 Central City Plan, which have already been achieved and brainstormed ideas for the Central City that will set Portland apart from other cities in 2035. Read the meeting minutes to see which ideas came forward. The Steering Committee will meet again on March 8 to review a revised version of the draft Concept Plan

For questions or comments about the meeting or the CC2035 Concept Plan, please contact Troy Doss at (503) 823-5857 or by email at

Public Invited to SE 122nd Ave Rezoning Project Open House

Proposals for commercial development, home businesses and sidewalk construction featured, among others

BPS News

February 13, 2012


John Cole
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Eden Dabbs
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability


Public Invited to SE 122nd Ave Rezoning Project Open House

Proposals for commercial development, home businesses and sidewalk construction featured, among others

Portland, ORE - The SE 122nd Avenue Rezoning Project team and Project Advisory Group have been discussing and refining proposals for commercial rezoning along SE 122nd Avenue to address community needs. They have also considered challenges with multi-family zoning and home business permitting.
Now they have proposals to share and want to get feedback on:
• Where and what type of additional commercial development is desired.
• Where and what sort of design elements would make new multi-family development a better neighbor.
• Changes to the City’s regulations that would make home business a more attractive option for small businesses, while protecting the character of residential neighborhoods.

A public open house is scheduled for February 23rd at Gilbert Park Elementary School. Free refreshments will be served at the event. 
SE 122nd Avenue Rezoning Project Open House
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Drop by anytime between 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Gilbert Park Elementary School Cafeteria
13132 SE Ramona St.
Access is from the main parking lot on the east side of the school.
Representatives from the Bureau of Transportation will be available to describe where new sidewalks on 122nd Avenue will be installed this fall as well as Portland Development Commission staff to describe what resources they have available for small businesses.
We will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868 or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.