Portland is updating its Comprehensive Plan, as required by the State of Oregon, through a process called ‘periodic review’. According to the state, “the fundamental purpose of Periodic Review is to ensure that local comprehensive plans are:
- Updated to respond to changes in local, regional and state conditions,
- Coordinated with other comprehensive plans and investments; and
- In compliance with the statewide planning goals, statutes and rules.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability developed a work plan for this update that has been approved by City Council and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD). The work plan includes the following tasks:
- Community Engagement: Providing open and meaningful opportunities for individuals and organizations to effectively influence the Comprehensive Plan update.
- Inventory and Analysis: Conducting research and analysis necessary to provide a solid factual base for the Comprehensive Plan update.
- Consideration of Alternatives: Exploring the social, economic, environmental and energy implications of alternative patterns of development.
- Policy Choices: Considering and making a variety of policy choices.
- Implementation: Identifying and developing implementation measures necessary to carry out the policy choices.