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Goals are long-term outcomes the City hopes to achieve by implementing the Comprehensive Plan. They are aspirational, expressing Portland residents’ collective desires and values.
Policies set preferred direction and describe what must be done to achieve these broad goals. They are specific enough to help determine whether a proposed project or program would advance the values expressed in the goals.
The goals and policies also include principles that guide future public decisions about development and investments.
Compiled version of the 10 chapters of the Goals and Policies in the Comprehensive Plan
Defines the breadth of content included in the Comprehensive Plan and provides principles that aim to realize the four key values of prosperity, health, equity and resilience
How and why the City works with the community in land use planning and decision making
Policies that describe the city’s overall development pattern and area character to inform and guide future investments and development
Policies that encourage development and site design that respects context, minimizes risk and integrates nature into the urban environment
Policies that will help Portland meet its need for quality, affordable homes for a growing and socioeconomically-diverse population, and to help ensure equitable access to housing
Land development approaches to improve neighborhood prosperity as well as local competitiveness in regional markets, including more brownfield redevelopment, low-cost office development and institutional zoning
How land use and investment plans can help to protect investments in our watersheds, and help the City meet various regulations to protect public health and the environment
Policies that support the equitable, efficient and adaptive management approaches needed to provide high-quality facilities and services to all Portlanders, including those in future generations
A multimodal transportation system that offers safe and affordable choices
Guidance on how to amend the Comprehensive Plan while maintaining consistency with the Plan’s vision
Definitions of key terms in the Comprehensive Plan
Compiled version of the Introduction, About the Plan, the 10 Goals and Policies chapters, List of Significant Projects, Proposed Map and Glossary