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Community members invited to learn more about the proposed land use changes and how to give effective testimony to the Planning and Sustainability Commission
The Comprehensive Plan Proposed Draft has been available for public review and comment since July 21. We hope you’ve had a chance to look at this long-range plan for Portland’s future growth and development and how it might affect you, your property and/or your neighborhood. The proposed land use changes are intended to create a healthier, safer, more connected city.
Want to learn more about the proposal, need help with the Map App or want tips for testifying? Come to an open house!
Portlanders are invited to submit comments on the proposed goals, policies and land use changes to the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC).
To help community members learn more about the draft 2035 plan and prepare their testimony, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is holding three open houses in the next two weeks. These are intended to give the public a chance to talk to a planner, find out more about the proposed land use changes and get tips for delivering effective testimony.
Open House #1
Wednesday, September 10 2014, 4 – 7 p.m.
David Douglas High School, South Cafeteria
1001 SE 135th Ave
Open House #2
Tuesday, September 16 2014, 4 – 7 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Ave
Open House #3
Thursday, September 18 2014, 4 – 7 p.m.
Roosevelt High School, Cafeteria
6941 N Central Street
Have your say
You can share your feedback to the PSC in several ways:
What happens next?
The Planning and Sustainability Commission will listen to what the public has to say about the proposal at the public hearings mentioned above. After discussion and deliberation, they will make a recommendation to City Council early in 2015. City Council is expected to hold hearings and vote on the new Comprehensive Plan by mid-2015. They will likely hold hearings and vote on corresponding zoning changes by the end of 2015. After City Council approval, the new plan must be approved (“acknowledged”) by the State of Oregon. The new Comprehensive Plan Map will be the basis for future updates to the City’s Zoning Map and Zoning Code.
New video shows how the Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan will help “right size” parts of East Portland to ensure livable neighborhoods
Portland has grown steadily in the past two decades, and much of this growth has occurred in East Portland. Many new apartment buildings have gone up, attracting a lot of newcomers to fill them. But the population increase has outpaced the development of sidewalks and other infrastructure and public amenities such as parks, and schools are overcrowded. Proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan Map will reduce the potential for dense new development in neighborhoods where infrastructure and services still need to catch up. This will help ensure these neighborhoods can become safer, healthier and more accessible.
Watch this video to learn more about changes in the Comprehensive Plan to address these issues, and check out the Map App’s “Risks and Service Gaps” layer to see where the proposed changes will occur. You can also use the Map App to submit testimony to the Planning and Sustainability Commission as they consider the draft 2035 plan.
New video about Portland’s Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan features East and SW Portland
Proposed changes to Portland’s Comprehensive Plan Map are designed to scale back development potential in certain areas of Southwest and East Portland. These places are generally hilly, with steep slopes, drainage problems and higher risks of natural hazards like landslides, wildfires flooding and/or earthquake damage. Steep narrow roads can make emergency vehicle response and evacuation more difficult during emergencies. And the amount of new development allowed under the current zoning, would strain limited infrastructure and increase risks to public safety and property. The proposed Comprehensive Plan Map changes are meant to help keep existing risks and problems from getting much worse over time.
Watch this video to learn more about changes in the Comprehensive Plan to address these problems, and check out the Map App’s “Risks and Service Gaps” layer to see where the proposed changes will occur. You can also use the Map App to submit testimony on the proposed changes to the Planning and Sustainability Commission as they consider the draft 2035 plan.
Proposed Street Renaming of N Winning Way to N Ramsay Way — hearing / recommendation; RICAP 7 Workplan — hearing / recommendation; Climate Preparation Strategy and Climate Action Plan update — briefing
An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/webdrawer.dll/webdrawer/search/rec?sm_class=uri_7223&count&rows=50.