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Residential and Open Space Zoning Map Update

This update includes a limited set of residential Zoning Map changes. Most recommended changes correspond with newly adopted residential Comprehensive Plan  Map designations. Other changes address school-capacity constraints in the David Douglas School District. Zoning Map changes are also recommended in various locations to match Comprehensive Plan Map designations established in 1980, where it is timely and appropriate to expand housing opportunity near services, transit and amenities. New open space zones acknowledge publicly owned lands that are either now or in the future intended for public open space use.


The Residential and Open Space Zoning Map Update is one of eight projects that implement Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan, adopted by the Portland City Council on June 15, 2016. The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) received testimony on each Early Implementation project between October 2015 and July 2016. The PSC voted on August 23, 2016, to approve and consolidate these projects into an “Early Implementation Package,” which is now moving forward to City Council for consideration. This package is the final stage of the state-required periodic review of Portland’s Comprehensive Plan.

The Portland City Council invites testimony on the Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation Package recommended by the Planning and Sustainability Commission. This package includes:

Questions? Call the Comprehensive Plan helpline at 503-823-0195.

Residential and Open Space Zoning — Recommended Draft

Recommended Draft for review by City Council and the public

Residential and Open Space Zoning — Proposed Draft (March 2016)

March 2016 — Staff proposed draft to the Planning and Sustainability Commission.

About the project

General information handout

Zoning Review Areas

Neighborhood meeting materials and notes related to areas where the pre-existing zoning and pre-existing Comp Plan land use designations are now different.

Risks and Service Gaps

Watch these videos to learn how proposed down designations in parts of Southwest and East Portland address drainage problems and natural hazards such as landslides.