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What is the Comprehensive Plan?

The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range plan for Portland’s growth, change and improvements for the next 20 years. It is used to manage the location of population and job growth, land development and conservation and related public investments in infrastructure (such as streets, sidewalks and parks. State law requires the City to do a Comprehensive Plan every 20 years.

  • The plan consists of four parts: goals and policies, a set of maps, a list of significant capital projects and portions of the Transportation System Plan.
  • It sets guidelines for community involvement in future plans and decisions.
  • It is used by the public to advocate for projects and programs during the annual budget process.
  • It establishes a shared plan for the future that is used to coordinate policies and actions across City bureaus and state and regional agencies.

By leveraging growth and change, smart planning can help ensure that Portland becomes more prosperous, healthy, educated, equitable and resilient for all Portlanders.

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