Efforts to plan for and develop the island put on hold
On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, the Port of Portland released a statement and letter to Mayor Hales formally withdrawing its West Hayden Island Annexation Proposal. The proposed agreement for annexation was developed by the City of Portland with extensive input from the community, technical experts, the Port and the Planning and Sustainability Commission, which sent a well-vetted Recommended Draft of the proposal to City Council last summer. The Port’s decision to not move forward with the annexation will be factored into the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s work to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan and ensure an adequate supply of industrial land for the next 25 years. For more information and updates, please visit the Comprehensive Plan website.