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The West Quadrant Plan project team will host a Concept Development Open House on Thursday, October 24
The West Quadrant Plan project team will host a Concept Development Open House next week on Thursday, October 24. The event will showcase a series of 10 draft concept maps for the area covering:
Together the 10 layers begin to illustrate a concept plan for the West Quadrant. This concept will be refined based on public comment and feedback from the project Stakeholder Advisory Committee later this fall. The final concept layers will help inform more detailed district-level planning early next year. The maps are available here: land use maps, transportation maps
West Quadrant Plan Concept Development Open House
Thursday, October 24, 2013
4 p.m. ‒ 7 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue
Come join the discussion and tell us what you think about these draft quadrant wide concept maps. If you are not able to attend the open house but would like to provide input on the concept maps, please fill out an online .
Your feedback is important and will be used by the West Quadrant Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) and project team as they work toward a recommended concept. If you have any questions or comments about the open house or the online tool, send them to the project’s email at email@example.com. We hope to see you next week!
Comprehensive Plan Part 2 — briefing
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An archive of meeting minutes, documents and audio recordings of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/webdrawer/search/rec?sm_clastext=Planning%20and%20Sustainability%20Commission&sort1=rs_dateCreated&count&rows=50.
Second post in a series about the West Quadrant Concept Development Phase
As mentioned in the previous post, the West Quadrant Concept Development Workbook contains a series of quadrant wide principles and concept layer maps that will be used to shape the policies and goals to come.
Using the urban design principles previously discussed as well as information from various public outreach events, six concept layers have emerged to guide the policies for the West Quadrant Plan: land use, special attractions, height, street and development character, open space and green systems.
The Land Use Concept Map includes “bubbles” that illustrate the predominant land uses that would be encouraged in future development. Most of the West Quadrant is mixed-use in character today and will continue to be in the future. The Land Use Map also illustrates the desire to incentivize housing and employment in certain areas. Two additional maps ─ special attractions and maximum building height ─ also help reinforce the land use concepts. The Attractions and Special Places Map identifies significant places that are unique to the area and have a special draw. The building height diagram indicates approximate maximum building height to be allowed in different areas.
The Street Development and Character Map outlines a more intentional and varied approach for the quadrant’s street network. The Open Space and Green Systems Maps help reinforce the design principles of connecting places and designing with nature by laying out future open space and green system enhancement opportunities.
Together these maps help illustrate a West Quadrant where Portland residents can live, work and play for many years to come.
First post in a series about the West Quadrant Concept Development Phase
Planning efforts for the Central City’s West Quadrant have shifted to developing a high-level concept for the study area, which is summarized in the West Quadrant Concept Development Workbook. This document contains a series of quadrant-wide principles and concept layer maps that will help shape the policies and goals to come.
These eight organizing ideas for quadrant-wide urban form are based on key themes from the West Quadrant Charrette.
West Quadrant Guiding Principles
The maps at right help to illustrate some of these guiding principles.
Through upcoming Stakeholder Advisory Committee meetings and an Open House on October 24, these preliminary principles and maps will be refined to reflect the views of the committee and the public. Save the date for the Open House and share your thoughts about these new concepts for the West Quadrant.
Next: Draft concept layers (maps) for land use, special attractions, height, street and development character, open space, and green systems.
Online map and tools available for public review and comment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2013
Online map and tools available for public review and comment
PORTLAND, Ore. — The City of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has released the Comprehensive Plan - Working Draft Part 2, launching a round of public outreach to share this large body of work with the community and solicit public feedback.
Working Draft Part 2: Maps and Infrastructure includes:
The Map App is designed to solicit answers to questions, such as:
“Hundreds of community members, City staff, business owners and other stakeholders contributed to the development of these products,” said BPS Director Susan Anderson. “Now public comments with these new tools will help the City make quality decisions to better manage and leverage population growth to create a more livable community for all Portland residents and businesses.”
Part 2 also includes a new Urban Design Framework (visible in the Map App), which shows Portland’s future intended physical form. The draft framework focuses growth in neighborhood centers and along travel corridors, identifies key transportation connections, and fosters a system of habitat corridors ─ all while being sensitive to the unique geographies and characteristics of different parts of the city.
Three public information sessions are being held later this month to share more information about the Comprehensive Plan Working Draft, the Map App and the CSP. All sessions will include a 30-minute presentation and time for questions and answers.
Comprehensive Plan Information Brownbag
Tuesday, October 22, noon – 1 p.m.
Portland Building Auditorium
1120 SW 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Tuesday, October 29, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Parkrose High School
12003 NE Shaver Street, Student Center
In addition, BPS is hosting a series of mapping conversations ─ open house-style events that will focus on area-specific questions. Staff are also available for neighborhood, community or interest group meetings. To schedule a meeting, please contact Marty Stockton at 503-823-2041. For more information about the mapping conversations, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/pdxcompplan.
The Comprehensive Plan Update is a long-range plan for the city’s growth and development for the next 25 years. The Portland Plan directed the City to complete a new Comprehensive Plan that explicitly supports a prosperous economy for all, recognizes the relationship between the built environment and youth success, creates healthy connected neighborhoods, and addresses equity. The public review draft of the Comprehensive Plan is being published in two parts. Working Draft Part 1 was published in January 2013 and contained draft goals and policies. With the publication of Working Draft Part 2: Maps and Infrastructure, the City will begin gathering feedback to shape the Comprehensive Plan Proposed Draft, due out in 2014. For more information, please visit www.portlandoregon.gob/bps/pdxcompplan.
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