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Task 5: Implementation

Portland’s Comprehensive Plan Update is in its fifth and final phase: Early Implementation.

The projects described below began in early 2014 and will become effective soon after state acknowledgement of Portland's new Comprehensive Plan in 2018. These projects are necessary to either address a state mandate or implement a key component of the new Plan. Future implementation projects will become part of the City’s ongoing work programs.

These early implementation projects overlap with work from the previous phase of the Comprehensive Plan Update. Take a look at the Combined Schedule of Early Implementation Projects to see how. 


Composite Zoning Proposal

The Composite Zoning Proposal combines proposed Zoning Map changes from four 2035 Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation projects — Mixed Use Zones, Residential and Open Space Zoning, Campus Institutional Zoning and Employment Zoning — into a single map.

Miscellaneous Zoning Amendments Project

Miscellaneous Zoning Amendments will address changes that are not being included in larger Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation projects.

Mixed Use Zones Project

This project will develop new mixed-use planning and zoning designations in Portland’s commercial and central employment zones.

Community Involvement Program

This project will bring the City into alignment with the Comprehensive Plan’s community involvement goals and policies.

Campus Institutional Zoning Project

This project will develop new zoning procedures and standards for colleges/universities and hospital campuses, and identify infrastructure investments to facilitate institutional employment growth.

Employment Zoning Project

This project will implement new directions to meet 20-year land needs for job growth, while protecting watershed health and neighborhood livability.

Transportation System Plan (TSP)

The TSP is the City’s long-range plan to guide transportation investments in Portland, including cost-effective street, transit, freight, bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

Other Implementation Projects

Additional projects that will conduct further analysis, resolve issues and address state mandates.

Combined Schedule of Early Implementation Projects

Timeline graphic for Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation projects including draft publishing dates, and PSC and Council hearing dates. Updated May 9, 2016.