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Updated news and information on the project along with links to any relevant documents.

West Hayden Island - Upcoming Hearings

Planning and Sustainability Commission to hold a hearing on May 7th

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) will hold a public hearing starting at 5 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Ave, room 2500 (2nd floor). The hearing is open to the public and testimony will be taken on the WHI draft proposal. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.

You may also submit testimony to the PSC by emailing psc@portlandoregon.gov or by mailing a hard copy of your comments to PSC, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201. To find out more about how to testify in front of the PSC, download the tips for testifying page.

A few additional dates to keep in mind:

  • May 14 at 12:30 p.m.: The PSC will continue the hearing, if necessary, or hold a work session on comments and letters received on the plan.
  • May 28 at 6 p.m.: The PSC will hold a work session to discuss potential amendments to the draft plan.

For more information, contact Rachael Hoy at Rachael.Hoy@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-9715, or visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/whi.

BPS Releases Updated/Revised Hayden Island Natural Resources Inventory and Economic, Social, Environmental and Energy Analysis

Documents are part of the Amended Proposed Draft for West Hayden Island

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) has updated drafts of the Hayden Island Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) and Economic, Social, Environmental and Energy (ESEE) Analysis. Both reports are part of the Amended Proposed Draft for West Hayden Island, which will be the subject of the May 7, 2013, Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) hearing. A PSC work session and possible vote on the proposal is scheduled for May 28.

The NRI includes information about the location, quantity and quality of natural resources on the island and a determination of significance for identified resources. The ESEE includes identification of conflicting uses, determination of the impact area, analysis of the ESEE consequences of allowing, limiting or prohibiting conflicting uses, and a recommendation for the circumstances under which development should be allowed or limited.

The NRI and ESEE are used to inform development of the West Hayden Island Plan District Zoning Code. The NRI, ESEE and environmental regulations are also components of the City’s compliance with Metro’s Title 13 - Nature in Neighborhoods.

To provide testimony on the NRI and ESEE to the PSC, email psc@portlandoregon.gov or mail a hard copy of your comments to PSC, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201. To find out more about how to testify in front of the PSC, please visit the tips for testifying page.

Read the NRI or ESEE.

BPS Releases Amended Proposed Draft for West Hayden Island

Document updates previous drafts

On April 9th, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) released the Amended Proposed Draft  for West Hayden Island at a Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) briefing. The document represents the third draft of proposals for the planning and annexation of West Hayden Island, in response to the City Council's resolution (No 36805).  In August 2012, BPS released the first draft proposal for PSC consideration. In November, 2012 a second draft was released, which responded to further input from the project Advisory Committee. The PSC held two public hearings in November 2012 and discussed the draft proposal in a number of work sessions in early 2013. 

This third draft responds to initial direction from the PSC and will be the subject of an additional hearing on May 7, with a work session and possible vote to be considered on May 28. Upon receipt of a recommendation from the PSC, the City Council may consider this proposal.

The hearing on May 7 is open to the public and testimony will be taken on the draft proposal. You can submit testimony to the PSC by emailing them at psc@portlandoregon.gov or by mailing a hard copy of your comments to PSC, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201. To find out more about how to testify in front of the PSC, download their tips for testifying page. 

Read the WHI Amended Proposed Draft.

Read the Memo to PSC summarizing the changes.

BPS releases WHI Economic and Finance Packet to the Planning and Sustainability Commission

Packet provides background information for their March 26th work session

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) forwarded a packet of material to the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) for their March 26th work session.  This session will be held from 2-5 p.m. (note new time) at the 1900 SW 4th Ave building, 2500A. Materials in the packet include: 1) responses to PSC questions on the topics of economics, finance, and recreation, 2) technical reviewer comments and 3) supplemental letters and memos. The packet is available for public review here.   BPS will provide a second memo that ties together project and mitigation costs at this same link in the next few days.

More information on this work session and future sessions is available on the BPS WHI Calendar.

You can also review the notes from past Planning and Sustainability Commission work sessions.

 

BPS changes Planning and Sustainability Commission work session calendar for WHI

The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) has completed two work sessions on WHI, discussing environmental impacts, and community health and transportation concerns. The PSC has requested additional time to discuss a number of topics from these initial work sessions. This will occur on Feb. 26, 2013. The topics to be discussed include: the proposed truck cap; open space ownership; the timing of the proposed manufactured home park fund; the Port’s proposed sustainability policy; and floodplain mitigation. 

On March 26, the PSC will have the final work session to discuss economics and finance. Staff will release a new draft plan and IGA in early April, with hearings at the PSC moving to May.

The updates to the WHI schedule look like this:

  • Feb. 26, 6 - 9 p.m.: Continued work session and recommendations for environmental, community health and transportation (topics noted above)
  • March 26, 6 - 9 p.m.: Final work session (economics and finances)
  • April 5: New draft plan released
  • April 9: PSC Briefing on draft plan
  • PSC hearing and recommendations: May – Specific date(s) and time(s) TBD

Please check the PSC calendar for meeting agendas and times for WHI discussions.