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CC2035 Steering Committee considers "What works in the proposed policy framework?"

The CC2035 Steering Committee will be discussing the proposed policy framework at their second meeting on December 1st.

On Thursday, December 1st, the Central City 2035 Steering Committee will be discussing the overall structure and content of the proposed policy framework and what changes need to be made. They will also be tackling the details of the first policy area: Economic Prosperity in the Region’s Center. The Steering Committee will be meeting between November 2011 and February 2012 to provide staff with guidance on the policy framework and other components of the draft Concept Plan.

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

The CC2035 team will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than one (1) 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.

N/NE Quadrant SAC gives staff direction on proposed concept diagrams

The Stakeholder Advisory Committee of the N/NE Quadrant process is helping to refine concept plan diagrams.

The N/NE Quadrant Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) met last Thursday evening, November 17, primarily dealing with the City's district planning effort for Lower Albina and the LloydDistrict. At the meeting, staff presented revisions made to the draft proposed concept since the September SAC meeting and asked for preliminary recommendations on the concept for the purposes of moving forward with the next phase of work where more detailed plan proposals will be developed. See the November 17 meeting packet for additional details.

The SAC provided feedback on a number of topics related to refinement of the concept diagrams and leading into the next phase of plan development. Feedback needing clarifications and/or revisions to the concept diagrams focused on two main topics:

  1. Height issues, including concerns about building heights on Broadway and the riverfront and transitions to adjacent neighborhoods; and

  2. The street hierarchy/typologies, including a request for more explanation of the different street types and examples of how they would be implemented on certain streets.

Staff will continue to refine the proposed concept to address the issues identified above, while beginning to develop draft policies, actions and targets that will make up the quadrant plan. Questions raised by SAC members about how the plan will address detailed aspects of the proposal will be addressed as part of the next phase of work. Examples of more detailed topics raised include: treatment of the riverfront, integrating tree canopy and green stormwater approaches, and parameters of potential I-5 overcrossings.

Upcoming N/NE Quadrant meetings will focus on the I-5 freeway component of the project, including:

  • Transportation Subcommittee on December 8th; and

  • SAC meeting on January 19th

See the calendar for meeting details.

Join Us at the Barbur Concept Plan Open House

Barbur Boulevard Then and Now

Community members invited to help create a vision for Barbur Boulevard

Open House

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Markham Elementary

School Cafeteria

10531 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland

What's the future of Barbur Boulevard? Help decide how this major southwest arterial will evolve.

  • City staff and members of the Community Working Group will host an open house to talk about the work done to date, answer questions and share information about the Barbur Concept Plan.


  • The open house will be an opportunity to learn about the recently launched Barbur Concept Plan project, its connection to the larger regional Southwest Corridor Plan*, and how you can stay involved and informed.


*The City of Portland is working with Metro, ODOT, Trimet and the cities of Tigard, Tualatin, King City and Sherwood to plan for some form of high-capacity transit somewhere in the southwest corridor as part of the Southwest Corridor Plan.

For more information, contact:

Jay Sugnet at 503-823-5869

All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Solar Now! University team shares best practices with local governments in rural Oregon

BPS E-News Issue 14

In September, Solar Now! University hosted its second annual train-the-trainer conference in Roseburg, Oregon. More than fifty participants from Pendleton to Medford attended, representing local governments, non-profits, solar advocates, solar installers and utilities.
The conference was designed to provide guidance on how to develop local solar energy programs and expand market demand throughout the state of Oregon. Educational sessions included The Basics of Going Solar, Financing Solar on Schools and Public Facilities, Navigating Incentives and Tax Credits, Solar Permitting Resources, Site Evaluation and Tools and the USDA's Renewable Energy for America Program Grants (REAP).

"The City of Portland was excited to provide technical assistance to small Oregon communities that are working to grow local clean energy markets. Beyond promoting renewable energy, these efforts can contribute to the creation of local jobs in areas with high unemployment," said Susan Anderson, director, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

Participating communities received two days of training as well as an electronic toolkit handed out on USB drives.

"The City of Portland and its partners do not want communities to have to reinvent the wheel," said Lee Rahr, with Portlandís solar team. "The resources in the toolkit give them a helping hand to run programs that have been proven successful in Portland and Pendleton."

Support for the conference as well as funding for Solar Now's eight regional statewide partners is a result of the United States Department of Energy's Solar America Communities grant award to the City of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Funding has helped ensure Solar Now's success and plant the seeds of solar energy independence throughout the state of Oregon.
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