In preparation for the next phase of the Comprehensive Plan Update, the BPS District Liaisons shared preliminary “working maps” with community members in May and June across the city. Through the district mapping conversations, planners sought ideas from community members about where growth should occur in each district, how best to connect key places, and what areas should be prioritized for investment or job growth.
Roughly 125 people participated in 10 meetings, including representatives from neighborhood associations, business associations, institutions and interest groups.
The project team is now preparing to launch Part 2 of the Comprehensive Plan Working Draft, with a mid-September release anticipated. Complementing Part 1 (Goals and Policies), Part 2 will include multiple maps for public discussion that illustrate how draft policies may affect the physical environment of the city and may help to identify areas of change and improvement. The bureau is also developing an online “map app” to facilitate that conversation.
Stay tuned on the Comprehensive Plan Update at: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/pdxcompplan