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Comprehensive Plan Update News: Portlanders needed to serve on Institutional Zoning Advisory Committee

Application deadline extended to November 22 to encourage more people with hospital adminstration/development experience to apply

Aerial photo of OHSU on Marquam HillHospitals, colleges and universities are among Portland’s largest employers, projected to make up 25 percent of the city’s total job growth over the next 2O Years. And because they are often in or close to residential areas, they are neighbors to many  households. In addition to providing healthcare, education and jobs, these institutions often help to enhance their nearby communities. But as they grow in size, they need more space to provide for employees, services and equipment, and can create additional traffic. 

Portlanders who have experience with hospital or college campus planning or development are invited to join the Comprehensive Plan Institutional Zoning Advisory Committee. This is an opportunity to support the implementation of the City’s new Comprehensive Plan, which will guide growth and development for the next 25 years. Advisory committee members will help shape new zoning standards and development review procedures, advise on neighborhood impact prevention and mitigation strategies, and identify infrastructure investment opportunities that could facilitate institutional employment growth.

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will work to ensure diversity of members, including field experts, neighborhood groups, business and institutional associations, persons with disabilities, communities of color and interest groups.

Read more about the Committee Description and Application Process: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/468032

Apply online: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/63693

Deadline: Friday, November 22, 2013, 5 p.m.

Mixed-Use Zoning Project Seeking Advisory Committee Members

Portlanders wanting to help create well-designed, viable, and convenient mixed-use and commercial development in Portland’s neighborhoods should apply by December 6 at 5 p.m.

Are you interested in helping create well-designed, viable, and convenient mixed-use and commercial development in Portland’s neighborhoods? If so, the City of Portland invites you to learn more about the upcoming Comprehensive Plan Mixed-Use Zoning Project and consider applying to serve on the project advisory committee: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/468116

Healthy connected neighborhoods — where services are conveniently concentrated, good transit options offer connections to employment, and a variety of housing types are available — are vital to our city’s livability. Growth expected over the next 25 years can strengthen our existing neighborhoods and create more healthy connected neighborhoods, expanding access to commercial amenities and other services to more Portlanders. In order to do that, the City is working to foster a number of “centers” and “corridors” throughout the city that support these services through mixed-use (commercial, residential, employment) development.

Portlanders from all parts of the city who live in or near a mixed-use area, or build and do business in mixed-use and commercial zones, are invited to apply for the Comprehensive Plan Mixed Use Zoning Project Advisory Committee. This is an opportunity to support the implementation of the City’s new Comprehensive Plan, which will guide growth and development for the next 25 years. Advisory committee members will consider current development outcomes and areas for improvement, provide guidance and feedback on development and design approaches, and help create changes to the zoning code. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will work to ensure diversity on the committee by seeking to include field experts, neighborhood representatives, business and institutional interests, persons with disabilities, communities of color, and representatives from other interest groups.

Apply online: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/63624

Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2013, 5 p.m.