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Commission recommends approval to City Council
On September 22, Portland's Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) held a public hearing on the Accessory Structures Zoning Code Update. After a staff presentation, the Commission opened the hearing up for testimony. Four people testified, and there was general support for the proposed changes. After considering the proposal, the PSC voted 6-0 to recommend the City Council approve the amendments as proposed by staff.
The next step is for Council to hold a final hearing and adopt the code amendments. This hearing is tentatively scheduled for November 12 at 9:45 a.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave. Check the project calendar to confirm details.
Enhanced design and user interface created to more clearly communicate technical information about zoning and land use proposals.
The all new Comprehensive Plan Map App was launched earlier this month with the release of the Recommended Draft, offering Portlanders an improved interface and design.
The app has been completely overhauled, with a fresh look and feel and new interface that performs just as well on mobile devices as on desktop. Portlanders can now submit comments on the Comprehensive Plan’s land use designations, Citywide Systems Plan, Transportation System Plan, as well as Mixed Use Zones and Employment Zoning projects. More project maps, including the Residential and Open Space Zoning Update Project, will come online later this fall.
More accessible, visual content
Users familiar with the original Map App will notice the new version is more visually appealing than its predecessor. A newly designed user interface presents information on land use and zoning proposals in a quick and succinct manner. Visit the Mixed Use Zones Project map, for instance, click or tap on a proposal, and take a look at how the proposed zones are described. You’ll see new visuals and images that summarize zones to make understanding proposed changes easier. Major improvements have also been made to performance, especially on smartphones and tablets, so users can view and comment on proposals from anywhere.
Better commenting experience
The ability to add and view comments and testimony is now in a single place, which is especially nice for mobile users. The comment form offers a lot more information about what kind of feedback you are providing and where it will go. And email confirmations with details about the proposal, what's next, what we will do with your comments or testimony, and what to do if you have questions, are sent to every person who comments or testifies on the Map App.
Behind the scenes with the back end of the Map App
Says Tech Services Manager Kevin Martin, “The Map App is just one product of a very complex project, but it’s helped us improve our communication and outreach with the public. This version, more than the two previous ones, was less about building a web app and more about creating information and visuals that help Portlanders understand sometimes confusing planning ideas across several platforms.”
If you would like to learn more about how the Map App was developed or report a bug in the app, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone from the web development team will get back to you. Otherwise, enjoy the user experience!