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Updated information about the Task 5 Implementation Projects at City Council

Written testimony deadline extended; work sessions will follow

Portland City Council completed the second of two public hearings on the Recommended Draft of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation Package on October 13.

City Council has held the record open for written testimony through 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 17. 

To testify:

  • Email: cputestimony@portlandoregon.gov with subject line "Comprehensive Plan Implementation"
  • Via the Map AppTestify about specific properties or transportation proposals through the Map App.

Council will next hold work sessions to discuss proposed amendments. They are expected to make their final recommendation in the next month.

For more information, visit the project web page:  http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/71486  

Recap: October 6 City Council Hearing on Recommended Early Implementation Package

Height/floor area ratio and transportation-related topics dominate first public hearing

Last Thursday, October 6, 2016, City Council held a public hearing on the Comprehensive Plan Recommended Early Implementation Package. More than 75 Portlanders signed up to testify, but due to unrelated events at City Hall, Council was able to hear testimony from roughly 45 people before running out of time.

What did people talk about at the hearing?


Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan Implementation begins at approximately 1:39:20.

While testimony provided on October 6 addressed a variety of topics, there were some common themes, such as:

  • Parking minimums in mixed use/commercial zones outside of the Central City.
  • Floor area ratio (FAR) of properties zoned RH in Northwest Portland.
  • Drive-through facilities.

Next steps

This Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 2 p.m., City Council will hold another public hearing on the proposal. Portlanders may sign up to testify in front of Council Chambers starting at 1 p.m. However, please note that priority will be given to those who signed up to testify on October 6 and were unable to do so.

City Council Public Hearing
Recommended Early Implementation Package
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 2 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
1221 SW 4th Avenue

Please check the Auditor’s website for more information and to confirm details. People interested in providing testimony may begin signing up one hour before the hearing but may only sign up for one person at a time. Testimony is limited to two minutes per person.

Other ways to testify

City Council will continue to accept written testimony on the Early Implementation Package until at least October 13. Learn how to provide testimony by visiting the How to Provide Feedback page.

Information about the October 13, 2016 2 p.m. Comprehensive Plan Implementation Package hearing

Portlanders invited to testify in writing or in person

Approximately 45 Portlanders testified at the Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation Package hearing on October 6 with City Council. An additional 30 people signed up, but Commissioners ran out of time before hearing their testimony.

People who signed up on October 6 but did not have an opportunity to speak will be called first to testify at another hearing on October 13. Others will be allowed to sign up, but there may be a wait of an hour or more while Council finishes hearing from those on the October 6 list. Sign-in sheets will be available in front of Council Chambers about an hour prior to the hearing, which begins at 2 p.m.

City Council Public Hearing
Recommended Early Implementation Package
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 2 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
1221 SW 4th Avenue

Other ways to testify

City Council will continue to accept written testimony on the Early Implementation Package until at least October 13. Learn how by visiting the How to Provide Feedback page.

City Council hearings on new Zoning Code and Map, Community Involvement Program and transportation bundle start next week

Commissioners to hear testimony on recommended Comp Plan Early Implementation Package on October 6 and 13

We’re almost there! Next week, Portland City Council will begin public hearings on the Comprehensive Plan Update Recommended Early Implementation Package. This is the final lap for the project before Portland’s entire 2035 Comprehensive Plan is adopted and sent to the state for acknowledgement.

The package includes combined changes to the Zoning Code and Zoning Map from all of the Comp Plan Early Implementation projects, including Mixed Use Zones, Campus Institutions, Employment Zoning and more. The package also includes a new Community Involvement Program and Stage 2 of the Transportation Systems Plan.

City Council Public Hearing
Recommended Early Implementation Package
Thursday, October 6 and 13, 2016, 2 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
1221 SW 4th Avenue

Please check the Auditor’s website for more information and to confirm details. People interested in providing testimony may begin signing up one hour before the hearing but may only sign up for one person at a time. Testimony is limited to two minutes per person.

City Council also invites written testimony on the Early Implementation Package through October 13, 2016:

  • Via the Map App: Testify on recommended Zoning Map changes by location.
  • By Email: cputestimony@portlandoregon.gov with subject line “Comprehensive Plan Implementation”
  • By U.S. Mail:
    Portland City Council
    1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 130
    Portland, OR 97204
    Attn: Comprehensive Plan Implementation

Next Steps

Following the public hearings on October 6 and 13, City Council will hold another work session to consider public testimony, discuss specific topics and prepare amendments. After another hearing for the amendments on November 17, Commissioners will have one more work session before voting to adopt the plan on December 14, 2016.  

Questions?

Call the Comp Plan Helpline at 503-823-0195.