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Willamette River Greenway Inventory Maps Trails, Floodplains, Historic Sites, Land Uses and More

Report will inform future planning along the river

Updated information about land uses, ownership, natural resources, recreation, and historic and cultural resources within the Willamette River Greenway Proposed Draft is now available for the public to review. The inventory describes existing conditions within the greenway overlay zone boundary. It updates the State-required Goal 15 inventory completed in 1987. The greenway inventory does not propose any changes to rules or regulations.

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Open Houses
Learn more about the Willamette Greenway Goal 15 Inventory Report at two upcoming open houses:

  • Monday, May 19, 4 - 7 p.m.
    1900 SW 4th Ave Lobby

  • Thursday, May 29, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    SMILE Station, 8210 SE 13th Ave

Planning and Sustainability Commission
Community members are invited to comment on the Willamette Greenway Goal 15 Inventory Report at a public hearing on June 24:

For more information, contact Debbie Bischoff at debbie.bischoff@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-6946.

River Plan Headed to the Oregon Supreme Court

In mid-February 2012, the City of Portland was notified that the Oregon Supreme Court had agreed to review industry's appeal of the River Plan / North Reach case. Previously, City Council unanimously adopted the River Plan / North Reach in April 2010, but that decision was quickly appealed by Gunderson / Greenbrier, Schnitzer Steel and the Working Waterfront Coalition to the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA), the Court of Appeals and now the Oregon Supreme Court.

The general question that industry asked the Supreme Court to review relates to the extent that existing industrial uses along the Willamette River are protected under State Planning Goal 15, the Willamette River Greenway goal. 

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on June 12th at 1:30pm in Salem, but there is no deadline for their decision.