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PSC vote | Early Implementation discussion drafts | Employment Land Discussion Draft out
Public invited to comment to staff, who will consider feedback as they develop the Proposed Draft to increase land for jobs in Portland
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has released the Discussion Draft of the Employment Zoning Project. This early implementation project for the draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan will implement new policies to achieve more efficient use of industrial land and mixed employment areas as well as map changes to expand these areas. Proposed changes also address the City’s prosperity and equity goals.
The number of people and jobs in Portland is expected to grow significantly over the next 20 years. The City of Portland is expected to accommodate approximately 141,000 new jobs between 2010 and 2035 — a 26-percent share of regional job growth.
The draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan proposes a range of strategies to meet forecast demand in Industrial and Mixed Employment areas (not Commercial areas), where 31,000 new jobs are projected. Most of these strategies will be implemented gradually. New brownfield redevelopment tools and investments that encourage industrial land intensification will be developed along with strategies to improve watershed health in what are largely the same places.
The Discussion Draft is a roughly 80-percent draft of the project proposals. Staff will gather public comments on this draft to inform the development of the Proposed Draft, which will be presented to the Planning and Sustainability Commission in September for their consideration and vote.
Please submit comments or questions on the Discussion Draft by Friday, August 28, 2015 to:
Email: email@example.com or
Write: City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Attn: Steve Kountz, 1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201
Commissioners vote on dozens of amendments to the Proposed Draft and; final vote — on goals and policies — at July 28 meeting
At their July 14 meeting, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) voted on a number of items for the Comprehensive Plan Update:
The Commission will tie up their work on this phase of the Comprehensive Plan Update on Tuesday, July 28, after hearing from members of the project Community Involvement Committee about public engagement efforts. Once they make their final vote on the Goals and Policies document, as amended, the PSC will be ready to forward their Recommended Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan to City Council.
Following their recommendation to City Council, the commissioners will turn their attention to the final phase of the Comprehensive Plan Update: early implementation. During the fall and winter, the PSC will hold public hearings on draft plans for employment land, campus institutions and mixed use zones and other implementation projects.
City Council will be holding several work sessions on the draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan in the fall, followed by public hearings later in the year. Check the CPU Calendar for more dates and details.
R/W #7792 Street Vacation — hearing / recommendation; Powell-Division Transit and Development Project — briefing; Community Involvement Report — briefing; Comprehensive Plan — work session / recommendation
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.