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Comprehensive Plan Work Sessions at the Planning and Sustainability Commission

At its November 18, 2014 meeting, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) held the first of several work sessions devoted to the Comprehensive Plan Update.

First, commissioners heard from the Comprehensive Plan Community Involvement Committee (CIC). Committee members presented a report summarizing public involvement efforts for the past six months. CIC members then shared their personal observations about how the City could engage even more community members in the development of Portland’s long-range plan for the future.

Then the PSC heard comments about the Proposed Draft from partner bureaus, including the Housing, Transportation, Emergency Management, Portland Development Commission, Development Services, Environmental Services and the City Attorney's Office.

Lastly, the PSC considered a schedule for its work sessions, which began in January 2015. Members discussed agendas for four future work sessions (tentative schedule below), which will focus on the bigger, more complex issues the plan addresses, including:

  • Citywide decision-making
  • Centers and Corridors and Mixed Use Zones
  • Employment land supply and West Hayden Island
  • Transportation Systems Plan
  • Capacity in the David Douglas School system
  • Community involvement policies
  • Housing needs, affordability and compatibility
  • Residential down-designations

Upcoming PSC Comprehensive Plan Work Session Schedule

Please refer to the PSC Calendar one week before each scheduled meeting to confirm the agenda and times.

Work Session 5: March 24, 2015 (p.m.)

  • Topics: Parks Bureau and Coordination; Transportation; Non-conforming Uses; Residential Densities; Centers and Corridors

Hearing on revised Economic Opportunities Analysis (EOA) Report: April 28, 2015

Hearing on revised Growth Scenario Report: May 12, 2015

Final Work Session/Recommendation: May 26, 2015


Work Session 1: January 27, 2015 (3 p.m.)

  • Topics: Centers and Corridors; Non-conforming Uses and Split-Zoning; Implementation; Consent List #1

Work Session 2: February 10, 2015 (12:30 p.m.)

  • Topics: Economic Goals; West Hayden Island (WHI); Schedule/Timeline Check-In

Work Session 3 and Transportation System Plan (TSP) Hearing: February 24, 2015 (3 p.m.)

  • Work Session 3 Topics (3 - 5 p.m.): David Douglas School District; Community Involvement; Consent List 2; Discussion of Commissioners' Items of Interest for March 24.

  • Public Hearing on the Transportation System Plan Project List (5 p.m.) 

Work Session 4: March 10, 2015 (12:30 p.m.)

  • Topics: Transportation System Plan; Housing; Residential Densities