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Portland Plan Update: The Draft Plan is coming!

Thanks for all the input you’ve given as we develop the Portland Plan, a long range plan for Portland’s growth and development for the next 25 years. Next steps? The finish line is almost in sight. Staff are refining the strategies rolled out during the Phase 3 fairs, incorporating public comments, expert advice and partner feedback.

The draft Portland Plan will be published in July, so you can check it out and share your comments at www.pdxplan.com. BPS staff will present the draft plan to the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) this fall. In early 2012, the plan will move to City Council for adoption. With integrated strategies focused on improving jobs, education, equity and our neighborhoods, this strategic plan will become the City’s roadmap for 2035, and will set priorities for the Comprehensive Plan Update.

Portland Plan team to present background information to Planning and Sustainability Commission
But before the plan goes to the PSC for review, there are important technical steps to take. Recently, an updated version of the Buildable Lands Inventory (BLI) was posted on the Portland Plan website. The data in the BLI is critical to understanding where Portland has capacity for more housing, industrial and institutional development. Coupled with regional forecasts for job and population growth from Metro, the BLI helps us determine where we should plan for growth. The BLI and other background information on housing, urban form, public schools, human health and historic resources will be presented to the Planning and Sustainability Commission on June 28 at 6 p.m. (see sidebar ad).