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Agenda: August 9, 2012 Residential Development and Compatibility PEG Meeting

Thursday, August 9, 2012, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Conference Room 7A on the 7th Floor

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

 

Meeting Goals

  • Obtain input on policy options and areas of concern to forward to the Neighborhood Centers group regarding transitions, compatibility and impacts between (1) higher intensity / density residential and mixed use areas and single family / lower density residential areas, and (2) between commercial / employment / industrial areas and single-family / lower density residential.

 

Welcome, overview, announcements (4:00 p.m. / 10 minutes)

Presenter: Deb Meihoff, facilitator; Barry Manning, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability / PEG Lead

Description: Review meeting objectives and flow; staff announcements

 

Introductions (4:10 p.m. / 5 minutes)

 

PEG Process Updates and Feedback (4:15 p.m. / 10 minutes)

Presenter: PEG Members

Description: (1) Comments on meeting notes. (2) New PEG evaluation process. (3) New equity group for the Comprehensive Plan Update. (4) Update on items from July meeting: ‘idea board’ and Conservation Districts law. (5) PEG member feedback from previous meeting or process in general?

 

Policy Topic Presentation 1: Urban Scale Development Transitions (4:25 p.m. / 15 minutes)

Presenter: Debbie Bischoff, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Description: Staff presentation of existing policy, key issues and community concerns

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Group Discussion on Policy Topic 1 (4:40 p.m. / 25 minutes)

Facilitator: Deb Meihoff

Description: 

  • What type of policy language would support development that is more sensitive to the transition between higher and lower intensity zones?
  • In general, what are the advantages or disadvantages of creating policy language to address and support development standards that mitigate for transitions in urban scale?
  • What are your ideas for treating transitions in implementation?  Do these vary by lot configuration or depth?

 

Policy Topic Presentation 2: Development Transitions between residential and commercial / employment areas (5:05 p.m. - 15 minutes)

Presenter: Barry Manning, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Description: Staff presentation of existing policy, key issues and community concerns

Related Materials:

 

Group Discussion on Policy Topic 2 (5:20 p.m. / 20 minutes)

Facilitator: Deb Meihoff

Description: 

  • What should expectations be for mitigation of impacts (light, noise, odors, etc.) between abutting residential and non-residential zones?
  • What type of policy language could address impacts between residential and non-residential zones?  What are the advantages or disadvantages of creating this type of policy language?
  • What are your ideas for implementation measures to address impacts between uses? 

 

Public Comment (5:40 p.m. / 10 minutes)

 

Wrap-up (5:50 p.m. - 10 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.