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Comprehensive Plan Map — briefing; CC2035 West Quadrant Plan — briefing; Mixed Use Zones Project — briefing
An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/webdrawer.dll/webdrawer/search/rec?sm_class=uri_7223&count&rows=50.
Public invited to attend and testify at public hearing on September 9
The future of Downtown, the West End, Goose Hollow, the Pearl, Old Town/Chinatown, South Waterfront and South Downtown/University is before us. And you can testify about the proposed draft of a long-range plan for the Central City’s west side at an upcoming hearing before the Planning and Sustainability Commission.
Over the last year and a half, the West Quadrant Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) worked with interested community members and Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff to develop the West Quadrant Plan, which includes goals, policies and key directions for neighborhoods from the North Pearl to South Waterfront and from Goose Hollow to the riverfront. This plan will guide future growth and development in the area and incorporates fresh ideas from the community to help make the Central City an even more vibrant place to live, work and play.
Public Hearing Details
Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission Public Hearing
September 9, 2014
12:30 – 3:15 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Room 2500A
The West Quadrant Project hearing will begin at 12:30 pm. Instructions on submitting testimony: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/383906.
Download the Proposed Draft West Quadrant Plan
Following the public hearing on September 9, the Planning and Sustainability Commission will hold a work session to formulate its recommendation on the West Quadrant Plan on October 21. The project will then go before the Portland City Council for adoption by resolution. Specific recommendations in the West Quadrant Plan will go into effect once the entire Central City 2035 Plan (the update of the 1988 Central City Plan) is complete, expected in 2015.
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Planning & Sustainability Commission will hold hearing on staff's proposed workplan
BPS staff have released the next workplan for the group of issues to be analyzed under the Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Pacakage or RICAP for short. The RICAP 7 workplan is a list of 44 issues that staff will research over the next several months. Simlar to past RICAPs, the subject matter of the items in RICAP 7 is diverse and covers a wide variety of sections in the City's zoning code. While most items are technical fixes to the code to improve clarity and readability, some items may have a minor effect on exisiting policy. These include issues involving processes for minor changes following design review approval, restricting concurrent pre-application with land use submittals, clarifying the definition of household living uses as related to disabled individuals, evaluating height measurement methodologies, and clarifying the Ladd's Addition District Street Tree Guidelines
The workplan will be reviewed by the Planning and Sustainabilty Commission at their public hearing on August 26 at 6:00PM.
If the research determines that a code amendment is needed, these amendments will be sent out for public review and hearings during the first half of 2015.
View the RICAP 7 Workplan
View the RICAP 7 Workplan Hearing Notice