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Comprehensive Plan Update

  • Read the Adopted Comprehensive Plan Goals and policies to guide Portland's growth into 2035

  • We’re here to help! Questions about how the Recomended Draft may affect your property or neighborhood? Call 503-823-0195

  • Read about new directions for industrial and employment land uses proposed in the draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan Expected outcomes include code changes to industrial and employment zones and zoning map changes for new employment areas.

  • Review new rules for the development review process and zoning standards for campus institutions These changes will help colleges, universities and hospitals to grow while maintaining neighborhood protections against unwanted offsite impacts.

  • Mixed Use Zones Project addresses new development in neighborhood hubs and main streets Draft zoning concept shows how new regulations could affect the size, shape and setback of new development.

The City of Portland is updating its Comprehensive Plan, a long-range 20-year plan that sets the framework for the physical development of the city. Portland originally developed its Comprehensive Plan in 1980; periodic updates of the plan are mandated by the State of Oregon. The Comprehensive Plan Update will help to implement the Portland Plan, the City’s strategic plan for a prosperous, educated, healthy, equitable and resilient Portland. 


Important project news and announcements

Adopted 2035 Comprehensive Plan

City Council adopted the 2035 Comprehensive Plan on June 15, 2016. The plan will guide land use and transportation planning for Portland for the next 20 years.

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Find out how you can stay informed, provide feedback and ask questions about Portland's Comprehensive Plan Update

Campus Institutional Zoning Project

This project will develop new campus institution zoning procedures, and identify infrastructure investments that could facilitate institutional employment growth.

Community Involvement Program

This project addresses the immediate logistical needs that will bring the City into alignment with the Comprehensive Plan’s community involvement goals and policies.

Employment Zoning Project

This project will implement new directions set in the Comprehensive Plan Update to meet 20-year land needs for job growth while protecting watershed health and neighborhood livability.

Map App

Revised Map App offers user-friendly access to recommended changes by individual property.

Miscellaneous Zoning Code Amendments Project

Addresses changes that are not being included in larger Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation projects such as the no-net-loss housing approval criteria and zoning map changes to conform with new Comprehesive Plan designations.

Mixed Use Zones Project

This project will develop new mixed-use planning and zoning designations in Portland’s commercial and central employment zones.

Residential and Open Space Zoning Map Update

This project includes updates to the City of Portland’s Zoning Map to implement the Urban Design Framework and the goals and policies of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.