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

Infrastructure and Public Services Lag Behind Population Growth in East Portland

New video shows how the Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan will help “right size” parts of East Portland to ensure livable neighborhoods

Portland has grown steadily in the past two decades, and much of this growth has occurred in East Portland. Many new apartment buildings have gone up, attracting a lot of newcomers to fill them. But the population increase has outpaced the development of sidewalks and other infrastructure and public amenities such as parks, and schools are overcrowded. Proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan Map will reduce the potential for dense new development in neighborhoods where infrastructure and services still need to catch up. This will help ensure these neighborhoods can become safer, healthier and more accessible.

Watch this video to learn more about changes in the Comprehensive Plan to address these issues, and check out the Map App’s “Risks and Service Gaps” layer to see where the proposed changes will occur. You can also use the Map App to submit testimony to the Planning and Sustainability Commission as they consider the draft 2035 plan.

Reducing Potential New Development in Areas with Natural Hazards and Drainage Constraints

New video about Portland’s Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan features East and SW Portland

Proposed changes to Portland’s Comprehensive Plan Map are designed to scale back development potential in certain areas of Southwest and East Portland. These places are generally hilly, with steep slopes, drainage problems and higher risks of natural hazards like landslides, wildfires flooding and/or earthquake damage. Steep narrow roads can make emergency vehicle response and evacuation more difficult during emergencies. And the amount of new development allowed under the current zoning, would strain limited infrastructure and increase risks to public safety and property. The proposed Comprehensive Plan Map changes are meant to help keep existing risks and problems from getting much worse over time.

Watch this video to learn more about changes in the Comprehensive Plan to address these problems, and check out the Map App’s “Risks and Service Gaps” layer to see where the proposed changes will occur. You can also use the Map App to submit testimony on the proposed changes to the Planning and Sustainability Commission as they consider the draft 2035 plan.

Get to know the 2035 Comprehensive Plan Map App

The new Map App makes it possible to view the draft comprehensive plan maps online anytime, anywhere, on your desktop, tablet or smart phone

Get to know the 2035 Comprehensive Plan Map App:
www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/mapapp

screen captureThis interactive online tool allows you to:

  • View proposed land uses and development intensities expected by the year 2035.
  • Learn what changes are proposed that may affect your property and/or your neighborhood.
  • Provide direct feedback to the Planning and Sustainability Commission to inform their recommendations.

To learn more...

  1. Check out the MapApp on any computer*, tablet or smart phone: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/mapapp.Go online for more information: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/pdxcompplan.
    • Type in an address to view land use, transportation and infrastructure proposals that may affect your property and/or your neighborhood.
    • Comment on the proposals online.
  2. Staff are happy to answer your questions!
    • Call the Helpline at 503-823-0195.
    • Drop in to talk with someone in person. Check the Comprehensive Plan Calendar on the project website for times and locations.
    • Email staff at pdxcompplan@portlandoregon.gov.

*All Multnomah County libraries have public access computers.

The new Map App makes it possible to view the draft comprehensive plan maps online anytime, anywhere, on your desktop, tablet or smart phone. Exploring the Map App, you can learn about and comment on land use, transportation and other infrastructure proposals that will guide growth and development over the next 20 years.

The Map App at a glance:

Land Use Tab

Combined Proposed Changes This map shows all proposed land use changes, aligning the Comprehensive Plan Map with draft goals and policies and planned infrastructure investments.
Centers and Corridors Proposed map changes show where shops, restaurants, offices and homes may be clustered to promote convenience, walkability and access to services.
Jobs Proposed map changes provide places to meet the city’s demand for job growth, including large schools and hospitals, neighborhood-compatible light industry, creative services, medium-sized offices, manufacturing and distribution.
Risks and Service Gaps Proposed map changes intend to protect public health and safety, avoid increasing natural hazard risks, and acknowledge limited infrastructure or services.
Neighborhoods, Parks and Open Space Proposed map changes include adjustments to residential densities to respond to a variety of local conditions, as well as updates to Open Space designations on publicly owned sites dedicated to park or open space use.
The Comprehensive Plan Map This map shows land uses and development intensities expected by the year 2035, inclusive of proposed changes and existing designations where no changes are proposed.

Transportation Tab

Citywide Transportation Systems Plan Work in progress – This set of maps represents an unranked list of candidate transportation projects and programs. Projects are sorted by estimated price tag:
  • Up to $1 million.
  • Between $1 – 10 million.
  • Between $10 – 25 million.
  • $25 million or more.

Infrastructure Tab

Citywide Systems Plan This map represents planned improvements to the City’s water, sewer and stormwater systems, as well as desired improvements to parks, trails and recreation facilities. The map shows location-specific projects identified in the City’s 20-year infrastructure plan, the Citywide Systems Plan.
Sewer Projects This map shows planned improvements to Portland’s sewer system over the next 20 years to protect public health, water quality and the environment.
Stormwater Projects This map shows planned improvements to Portland’s stormwater system, including pipes and green infrastructure, over the next 20 years. Projects will lower the risk of flooding in homes, businesses and streets; protect public health; and support healthy watersheds.
Water Projects This map shows planned improvements to Portland’s water system over the next 20 years to provide reliable clean water, protect public health and meet regulations.
Park Projects This map shows desired improvements to Portland’s park and recreation system over the next 20 years. These improvements would fill gaps and help ensure all Portlanders have access to parks, natural areas, trails and recreational opportunities.

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For more information about Portland’s Comprehensive Plan Update visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/pdxcompplan. Helpline 503-823-0195.

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is committed to providing equal access to information and hearings. If you need special accommodation, translation or interpretation please call 503-823-7700, the City’s TTY at 503-823-6868, or the Oregon Relay Service at 711.

Questions about the draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan? Walk on in....

...to office hours by our district liaisons. Here’s your chance to get your questions answered face-to-face.

If you’ve taken a look at the Map App or read the Comprehensive Plan, you may have some questions about how the plan might affect your property, your neighborhood, or Portland. You can always call the helpline at 503-823-0195, but if you’d prefer to talk to somebody in person, or take a look at a big paper map of the Comprehensive Plan changes in your area, here’s your chance!

The District Liaisons (planners who work with community partners in five areas of the City) will be holding drop-in Comprehensive Plan office hours at various locations in July and August. Please drop by to meet your District Liaison and talk about the Comprehensive Plan.

East District

  • 8/6 at Division Midway Alliance (2536 SE 122nd Ave) 3-5 p.m.
  • 8/11 at Division Midway Alliance (2536 SE 122nd Ave) 5-7 p.m.
  • 8/18 at Division Midway Alliance (2536 SE 122nd Ave) 1-3 p.m.
  • 9/2, 9/3, 9/4, and 9/16 at Midland Library (805 SE 122nd Ave) 5–7 p.m.

North District

  • 8/22 at Kenton Library (8226 N Denver Ave) 12-2 p.m.
  • 8/26 at Kenton Firehouse (8105 N Brandon Ave) 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • 9/5 at the St Johns Main Street Office (8250 N Lombard St) 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • 9/10 at the St Johns Main Street Office (8250 N Lombard St) 5-7:30 p.m.

Southeast District

  • 7/29 at Holgate Library (7905 SE Holgate Blvd) 4-6 p.m.
  • 8/19 at Belmont Library (1038 SE César E. Chávez Blvd) 4-6 p.m.
     

West District

  • 7/30 at Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc (7688 SW Capitol Hwy) 5-7 p.m.
  • 8/19 at Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc (7688 SW Capitol Hwy) 5-7 p.m.

Northeast District 

  • 8/25 at North Portland Library (512 N Killingsworth) 5-7 p.m.
  • 9/4 at NECN office (4815 NE 7th Ave) 5-7 p.m.
  • 9/11 at Hollywood Library (4040 NE Tillamook St) 3:30-5:30 p.m.

 

Check the calendar of events for the most current information. Call us at 503-823-0195 with questions or for more information.