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The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability would like to thank all the Portlanders who shared their feedback on the Citywide Systems Plan and Map App in the Working Draft – Part 2 of the Comprehensive Plan Update. Nearly 1,100 people provided comments from October 2 to December 31, 2013.
The project team is in the process of reading and organizing all the comments and grouping them by topic. This public feedback will help guide planners as they refine the Comprehensive Plan over the next several months before submitting the Proposed Draft to the Planning and Sustainability Commission in the summer. A report summarizing all public comments will be available in the spring.
In addition to comments submitted via the Map App, staff also received feedback through handwritten cards, email correspondence, online submissions through the Comprehensive Plan Update website; in letters from organizations; and at public meetings and workshops.
Map App users made more than 904 comments through the commenting function, where users could “pin” feedback to any area of the interactive map of Portland. The commenting function has been deactivated, but the app’s other features remain accessible and existing comments can still be displayed. Portlanders are encouraged to use the Map App to learn more about their neighborhoods, infrastructure, demographics and other features.
What’s next for the Map App? BPS staff are working to revise and improve the app in preparation for the Comprehensive Plan Proposed Draft in the summer.