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Bureau of Planning and Sustainability releases newest episode in a series about the City’s growth management strategy
Hot off the “cutting room floor,” the latest episode of Portland’s Centers & Corridors video focuses on the different types of these vibrant hubs and bustling streets. Some of our favorite places in Portland take a starring role; neighborhoods like Sellwood and Montavilla, Multnomah Village, Hollywood and St Johns. And major thoroughfares like Barbur and Sandy boulevards.
Viewers can see computer-generated renderings of the different types of neighborhood, town and regional centers and corridors. The video shows how the size and scale of each determines the types of amenities and services each one can provide Portland’s residents and visitors. And it helps explain why more density and development means more shops, restaurants, transit, parks and civic buildings for people living in and around these compact neighborhoods and vibrant streets.
So take a look, and see if you can tell what kind of center or corridor you live or work in — or would like to. Portland has so many different shapes and sizes of great places. Focusing growth in Centers and Corridors means we’ll be able to create even more.
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Commission hears from Community Involvement Committee and several City bureaus; decides on agendas for future work sessions
At its November 18 meeting, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) held the first of several work sessions devoted to the Comprehensive Plan Update.
First, commissioners heard from the Comprehensive Plan Community Involvement Committee (CIC). Committee members presented a report summarizing public involvement efforts for the past six months. CIC members then shared their personal observations about how the City could engage even more community members in the development of Portland’s long-range plan for the future.
Then the PSC heard comments about the Proposed Draft from partner bureaus, including the Housing, Transportation, Emergency Management, Portland Development Commission, Development Services, Environmental Services and the City Attorney's Office.
Lastly, the PSC considered a schedule for upcoming work sessions, starting in January 2015. Members discussed agendas for four future work sessions (tentative schedule below), which will focus on the bigger, more complex issues the plan addresses, including:
Staff assumes that other issues will arise during the course of these work sessions, so a fifth work session is being held open to discuss those and additional map or policy changes.
The PSC invites written comments on the Proposed Draft until March 13, 2015. Community members are encouraged to review the work session schedule below and send their comments about a particular topic to the commission at least eight days before that issue will be discussed to allow commissioners to review relevant testimony before each meeting. All work sessions will be held at 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 2500A.
Please refer to the PSC Calendar one week before each scheduled meeting to confirm the agenda and times.
Now in Spanish, Chinese, Somali, Russian and Vietnamese… a short overview of Portland’s long-range plan for a healthy, connected city
Portland is growing and becoming more diverse, which makes our community more vibrant and culturally rich. We welcome Portlanders from other places and want them to be part of the conversation about how the city will grow over the next 25 years.
So we’ve condensed the draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan down to 300 words. (If you’ve seen the documents, then you’ll know that’s quite a feat!) We’ve gotten rid of the wonky talk and tried to describe the plan in a way that makes it easier for more people — including English speakers — to understand. And then we translated the text so that our Spanish, Chinese, Somali, Russian and Vietnamese communities can learn more about the plan in their native language.
In just a couple of minutes, you can now learn about how the draft plan for Portland’s future will create more bustling neighborhoods and jobs; reduce pollution; improve natural areas; maintain and improve streets, sidewalks and parks; and help us prepare for natural hazards.
So whether you were born here or on another continent, we invite you to learn more about this plan for Portland’s future growth and development. Then join the conversation about the draft plan.
Get to Know the 2035 Comprehensive Plan (English version)
Conozca el Plan Integral de 2035 (Spanish translation)
了解 2035 年综合规划 (Chinese translation)
Waxka Ogow Qorshaha Buuxa ee 2035-ka (Somali translation)
Познакомьтесь со всесторонним планом городского развития до 2035 г. (Russian translation)
Tìm Hiểu Kế Hoạch Toàn Diện 2035 (Vietnamese translation)
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