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REMINDER: Public hearings on new plan for the Central City start on July 26

Portlanders invited to testify on the Central City 2035 Plan to the Planning and Sustainability Commission in person or in writing

On Tuesday, July 26, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) will hold the first of two public hearings on the Proposed Draft Central City 2035 Plan. Residents, property owners and other stakeholders will be able to share their input on this long range plan for growth and development along the Willamette River and in the city center for the next 20 years.

Planning and Sustainability Commission Public Hearing
Central City 2035 Plan
Tuesday, July 26, 5 p.m. and August 9, 5:30 p.m.
Portland Building
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room C

Note: The 5 p.m. time on July 26 is a slight change from the original listing. Also, this location is different from the usual location of PSC meetings.

Learn how to testify to the PSC; read Tips for Effective Testimony.

The PSC also invites testimony on this proposal through August 9, 2016, in writing:

  • Via the Map App: Testify about specific properties or transportation proposals through the Map App.
  • By Email: Email your comments with “CC2035 Testimony” in the subject line to Be sure to include your full name and mailing address.
  • By U.S. Mail:
    Planning and Sustainability Commission
    City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
    1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

Note: All testimony to the PSC is considered public record, and testifiers’ name, address and any other information included in the testimony will be posted on the website.

Next steps
Following the PSC hearings, the Commission will hold a series of work sessions in the fall to work through specific topics in the CC2035 Plan. Commissioners may propose amendments before forwarding  a Recommended Draft on to City Council.

Have questions?
We’re here to help! Call the Central City Helpline at 503-823-4286 or send an email to

Learn more by visiting the Central City 2035 Plan website and Map App.

If you own property in the Central City and zoning changes have been proposed for it, you should have received a Notice of Proposed Land Use Regulation from the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. If you have questions about how the proposals may affect your property, please contact Central City staff. The PSC will not be able to answer your questions about this notice.

Neighborhood information sessions for shelter code update

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.

PSC News: July 26, 2016 Meeting Recap

Miscellaneous Zoning Code Amendments — hearing/recommendation; Central City 2035 Plan — hearing; Mixed Use Zones project — work session


  • Task 5: Miscellaneous Zoning Code Amendments — hearing / recommendation
  • Central City 2035 Plan — hearing
  • Mixed Use Zones Project — work session

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at

Ask the Curbside Hotline Operator: Are there any plastic lids that I can add to my recycling bin?

How to properly recycle plastic lids.

Plasic lids with red X

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.

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