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Other Implementation Projects

The update to Portland’s Comprehensive Plan has entered its final phase: Early Implementation. The projects described below will become effective after State acknowledgement of the new Comprehensive Plan in 2018. These projects are necessary to either address a state mandate or implement a key component of the new Comprehensive Plan. Future implementation projects will be undertaken as part of the City’s ongoing work.

Early implementation projects overlap with work from the previous phase of the Comprehensive Plan Update. Last year, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) concluded a year of extensive public involvement to gather feedback to create the draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan, which includes goals and policies, maps and a list of potential capital projects. In August 2015, the PSC transmitted their recommendation to City Council, which held five public hearings on the draft Plan between November 2015 and January 2016. Council will hold public hearings on amendments to the Plan in April 2016 before voting to adopt Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan in late spring/early summer 2016.

More information about the Recommended Draft Comprehensive Plan.

Other Implementation Projects

Miscellaneous Zoning Amendments

The purpose of this project is to bring existing implementation tools, such as the Zoning Code and Zoning Map, into conformance with the newly adopted Comprehensive Plan. Miscellaneous Zoning Amendments will address changes that are not being included in larger Early Implementation projects. Examples of potential housekeeping changes include amendments to the no-net-loss housing approval criteria and zoning map changes in conformance with new Comprehensive Plan designations.

For more information contact John Cole at 503-823-3475 or john.cole@portlandoregon.gov.

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Inter-Governmental Agreements

The State of Oregon requires all cities to have urban service agreements that assign responsibilities for urban service provision and coordination. The City needs to update these agreements to comply with current state statutes and rules with all urban service providers within Portland’s urban service boundary. This project will develop, amend and adopt agreements with partner agencies, jurisdictions and school districts.

For more information contact Al Burns at 503-823- 7832 or a.burns@portlandoregon.gov.


Other priority implementation projects may include …

While the projects described above are necessary to align the City of Portland’s regulations with the new Comprehensive Plan, other projects (Central City 2035, Residential Infill Project) are also underway. In addition, future projects may include revisiting multi-dwelling zone development standards, evaluating tools to improve stormwater management, and reconsidering the land use regulations for schools. The timing of these projects will depend on funding and staffing.