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Agenda: July 12, 2012 Residential Development and Compatibility PEG Meeting

Thursday, July 12 2012, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
1900 SW 4th Ave., Portland, Conference Room 7A on the 7th Floor

The general public is invited to attend. For more information on the Comprehensive Plan Update and the Policy Expert Groups, visit  www.portlandonline.com/bps/pdxcompplan/


Meeting Goals

  • Get input from PEG members on issues related to (1) Design and compatibility of single and multi-dwelling development and (2) Design quality and compatibility in design and conservation district


Welcome, overview, announcements (4:00 p.m. / 10 minutes)
Presenter: Deb Meihoff, facilitatorBarry Manning, BPS staff
Description: Review meeting objectives and flow; project or process updates


Introductions (4:10 p.m. / 10 minutes)
Presenter: PEG Members absent from June 28 meeting

Description: Name, community affiliations and/or background to share;  What are the residential development and compatibility ideas or concerns that interest you the most, brought you to this group?

 

PEG Reflections, notes (4:20 p.m. / 10 minutes)
Presenter: PEG Members
Description: Any thoughts/insights from previous meeting?  Comments on meeting notes.


Policy Topic Presentation 1: Design and compatibility of single and multi-dwelling development (4:30 p.m. / 15 minutes)
Presenter: Matt Wickstrom and Joan Frederiksen, BPS
Description: Staff presentation of the key policy issues and community concerns
Related Materials:

 

Group Discussion on Policy Topic 1 (4:45 p.m. / 30 minutes)
Facilitator: Deb Meihoff
Questions to consider:

  • What type of policy language would support compatibility of new development within existing neighborhoods?
  • If we were to change the base zone standards to vary in different areas of the city, what would be the advantages/disadvantages of this approach?  Should these be based on the “5 Portlands” concept?
  • What rate of transition should be expected for areas zoned multi-dwelling but that are predominately single-dwelling today?


Policy Topic Presentation 2: Design quality and compatibility in design and conservation districts (5:15 p.m. - 10 minutes)
Presenter: Joan Frederiksen and Matt Wickstrom, BPS
Description: Staff presentation of the key policy issues and community concerns
Related Materials:

 

Group Discussion on Policy Topic 2 (5:25 p.m. / 20 minutes)
Facilitator: Deb Meihoff
Questions to consider:

  • If we were to make design character statements or Community Design Standards for design and conservation districts stronger, what would be the advantages or disadvantages of this approach?

 

Public Comment (5:45 p.m. / 10 minutes)

 

Wrap-up (5:55 p.m. - 5 minutes)
Presenter: Deb Meihoff
Description: Summarize discussion: general agreement, issues that generated divergent opinions that specifically need to be captured in the notes.

 

For more information, please contact either Barry Manning, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability at 503-823-7965 or Barry.Manning@portlandoregon.gov or Deb Meihoff, Facilitator at 503-358-3404 or deb@communitasplanning.com

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