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Learn about the Comprehensive Plan Update. Find out more through news items, meeting announcements and summaries.

Portlanders provide valuable input for the Comprehensive Plan Update

Bureau of Planning and Sustainability received nearly 1,100 comments on the Working Draft – Part 2

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability would like to thank all the Portlanders who shared their feedback on the Citywide Systems Plan and Map App in the Working Draft – Part 2 of the Comprehensive Plan Update. Nearly 1,100 people provided comments from October 2 to December 31, 2013.

The project team is in the process of reading and organizing all the comments and grouping them by topic. This public feedback will help guide planners as they refine the Comprehensive Plan over the next several months before submitting the Proposed Draft to the Planning and Sustainability Commission in the summer. A report summarizing all public comments will be available in the spring.

In addition to comments submitted via the Map App, staff also received feedback through handwritten cards, email correspondence, online submissions through the Comprehensive Plan Update website; in letters from organizations; and at public meetings and workshops.

Map App users made more than 904 comments through the commenting function, where users could “pin” feedback to any area of the interactive map of Portland. The commenting function has been deactivated, but the app’s other features remain accessible and existing comments can still be displayed. Portlanders are encouraged to use the Map App to learn more about their neighborhoods, infrastructure, demographics and other features.

View the Map App

What’s next for the Map App? BPS staff are working to revise and improve the app in preparation for the Comprehensive Plan Proposed Draft in the summer.

Guide to Comprehensive Plan now available in Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Vietnamese

Portland’s diverse communities can learn about the City’s plan for growth over the next 25 years

Portland is growing, and the City expects another 250,000 people by 2035. Many of these new residents will be from other cultures and countries.

The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range plan for Portland’s growth and development  over the next 25 years. Guided by the Portland Plan, it will help ensure that Portland becomes more prosperous, healthy, educated, equitable and resilient for all Portlanders. So it’s important to reach as many community members as possible to create this plan, including those whose first language is not English.

The Mini Companion Guide provides a summary of the goals and directions in the plan, as well as an introduction to the new online “Map App” and the Citywide Systems Plan.

The Map App allows the public to see the same maps and information that City staff do from the comfort of their own home or favorite coffee shop. It comes with the Google Translator, featuring instant translation into dozens of languages from around the world. With the tool, viewers can see different map layers, such as “public transit,” “parks” and “communities of color.” Viewers can combine layers to create their own maps and share their ideas via email, Facebook and Twitter. They can also comment directly on the maps and view the comments of others.

The Mini Companion Guide is available in Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Vietnamese (click on the images below to view the entire document). Don’t miss this chance to shape the future of Portland. Make sure the Comprehensive Plan reflects the population of our growing and changing city by sharing the “Mini” with your family, friends, colleagues and neighbors.

Mini Companion Guide (Spanish)
Mini Comp Plan Guide - Spanish

Mini Companion Guide (Chinese)
Mini Comp Plan Guide - Chinese

Mini Companion Guide (Russian)
Mini Comp Plan Guide - Russian

Mini Companion Guide (Vietnamese)
Mini Comp Plan Guide - Vietnamese 

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:

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:

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