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Staff will provide a summary of possible code changes prior to the release of the Proposed Draft
Staff from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability are providing an overview of potential zoning code amendments that will change how some shelters and housing projects will be reviewed. These changes are to address the City Council's resolution directing us to 'simplify regulations, remove regulatory obstacles, and expedite processes for land use reviews and permits for affordable housing projects, mass shelters, and short-term housing.' Although some of these overviews have already taken place, several more are scheduled. You can check with the corresponding neighborhood or district coalition offices, or with project staff for details. Staff anticipates that a Proposed Draft of code changes will be available the week of August 8.
July 11 @ 6 p.m. – East Portland Action Plan Housing Subcommittee, 1017 NE 117th Ave.
July 18 @ 7 p.m. – Southeast Uplift Coalition Transportation and Land Use Subcommittee, 3534 SE Main St.
July 27 @ 7 p.m. – Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods Transportation and Land Use Subcommittee, 4815 NE 7th Ave.
July 28 @ 7 p.m. – North Portland Neighborhood Services Coalition Transportation and Land Use Subcommittee, 8105 N Brandon St.
Sep 8 @ 7 p.m. – Central Northeast Neighborhood Coalition Transportation and Land Use Subcommittee 4415 NE 87th Ave.
Miscellaneous Zoning Code Amendments — hearing/recommendation; Central City 2035 Plan — hearing; Mixed Use Zones project — work session
An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/classification/3687.
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How to properly recycle plastic lids.
Are there any plastic lids that I can add to my recycling bin?
No. Plastic lids of any kind – including those on coffee cups, drink cups and yogurt containers – are not accepted in the blue Portland Recycles! roll cart.
Since plastic lids tend to be small, thin and easily hidden by other materials in the mixed recycling container, they need to be left out of the blue Portland Recycles! roll cart. At sorting facilities, plastic lids combine with paper and cardboard as they make their way along the conveyor belts and can end up in bales. Since all recycling materials are sold as a commodity, unwanted materials make those bales harder to sell and, therefore, harder to actually recycle into new paper products.
You can collect small plastic items, like lids, to dispose of at a recycling depot. Find a depot near you through Metro’s Find a Recycler resource.
Need more reminders for common items?
Check out the blog post about what and why to keep some items out of your recycling container.
Have a question for our Curbside Hotline Operator?
Submit your question online or call 503-823-7202.
The Discussion Draft Central City 2035 Plan (CC2035) was the culmination of over five years of work and public involvement. Following the release of the CC2035 Discussion Draft in February, hundreds of people attended open houses and drop-in hours on both sides of the river. Project staff attended more than 40 meetings with neighborhood associations, property owners and others throughout the Central City. Additionally, community members submitted some 200 written comments and letters.
The project team considered these comments and input from other agencies and organizations to create the Proposed Draft CC2035 Plan. This blog post identifies some of the most significant changes staff have made by topic area.
Download a new handout to learn more details about each item.
Read more about the Central City 2035 Plan.
LIVABILITY & THE PUBLIC REALM
BONUSES & TRANSFERS
HEIGHT & VIEWS
HISTORIC RESOURCES & SEISMIC UPGRADES
TRANSPORTATION & PARKING
The Proposed Draft marks the beginning of the formal public legislative process. There are many more opportunities to be heard and have an impact. Learn more about providing feedback and staying informed.