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Recommended Comprehensive Plan (August 2015)

  • Review the Comprehensive Plan Recommended Draft Goals and Policies More than 4,000 comments, six public hearings and 13 months of deliberation shaped the updated draft

  • Explore the recommended changes in the Map App Comment on the Recommended Plan's land use, transportation and infrastructure changes

  • See what's envisioned for Portland in 2035 The Urban Design Direction shows what the Comprehensive Plan’s goals and policies will look like when implemented throughout Portland’s streets and neighborhoods

  • The Transportation System Plan keeps Portland moving as it Grows The Plan guides maintenance, development and implementation of Portland’s transportation system over the next 20 years

In July of 2015 the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) Recommended a New Comprehensive Plan to City Council. This is the most significant update of the Comprehensive Plan since the original plan was adopted in 1980.

The PSC made its recommendation after considering a 2014 staff proposal as well as more than 4,000 public comments over the course of a year. The original staff recommendation was based on an earlier 2013 working draft, produced in collaboration with eight advisory committees in 2012 and 2013.

After receiving the PSC recommendation, City Council held five public hearings. City Council members received more than 2,500 comments via email, letters, verbal testimony and an online Map App. In February 2016, Council members each submitted potential amendments they wanted to discuss. City Council has scheduled public hearings in April to hear public testimony about these potential amendments. 

Public Testimony on the Recommended Draft

Testimony to Portland City Council on the Comprehensive Plan Recommended Draft

Errata Memo to City Council

November 13, 2015, Comprehensive Plan Errata List

Map App

Revised Map App offers user-friendly access to recommended changes by individual property


Overview of the Plan, including the Vision and Guiding Principles

How to Use the Plan

Describes components of the Plan, and how it is developed, updated and implemented


Answers to frequently asked questions about the Comprehensive Plan

How to Comment

Details about how you can provide input about the Recommended Comprehensive Plan

Urban Design Direction

Illustrates how the city intends to grow, how people will experience the public spaces within it and how different places in the city can be enhanced

Transportation Systems Plan

20-year plan to guide transportation investments in Portland

List of Significant Projects

The City’s planned infrastructure projects for the life of the Comprehensive Plan


Definitions of key terms used in the Comprehensive Plan


List of contributors to the Plan