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Task 5: Implementation

Portland’s Comprehensive Plan Update is in its fifth and final phase: Early Implementation.

These projects make up the 2035 Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation Package. Some of these projects amend both the Zoning Code and Zoning Map, while others make amendments to only the map or the code. The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) received testimony on each Early Implementation project between October 2015 and July 2016. After considering public testimony and deliberating, the PSC transmitted the 2035 Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation Package for City Council and the public to review. 

The Portland City Council invited testimony on the Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation Package until October 17, 2016. City Council held a work session on October 25 and is now preparing a set of potential amendments to the proposal. On November 17, City Council held the last public hearing on the City’s new Comprehensive Plan to accept testimony on the amendments. Additional work sessions will be held before a final vote on the Recommended Early Implementation Package, which is anticipated in December.


Composite Zoning Proposal

The Composite Zoning Proposal combines proposed Zoning Map changes from four 2035 Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation projects — Mixed Use Zones, Residential and Open Space Zoning, Campus Institutional Zoning and Employment Zoning — into a single map.

Mixed Use Zones Project

This project will develop new mixed-use planning and zoning designations in Portland’s commercial and central employment zones.

Community Involvement Program

This project will bring the City into alignment with the Comprehensive Plan’s community involvement goals and policies.

Campus Institutional Zoning Project

This project will develop new zoning procedures and standards for colleges/universities and hospital campuses, and identify infrastructure investments to facilitate institutional employment growth.

Employment Zoning Project

This project will implement new directions to meet 20-year land needs for job growth, while protecting watershed health and neighborhood livability.

Transportation System Plan (TSP)

The TSP is the City’s long-range plan to guide transportation investments in Portland, including cost-effective street, transit, freight, bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

Other Implementation Projects

Additional projects that will conduct further analysis, resolve issues and address state mandates.