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Comprehensive Plan activity springs forth in April

For those following the Comprehensive Plan, there’s something for everyone this spring. Starting with new concept reports for both the Mixed Use Zones Project and Campus Institutions Project. Both efforts will help implement the new Comprehensive Plan by updating the zoning code in Portland’s growing mixed use centers and corridors, as well as in and around the education and healthcare campuses throughout the city.

These concept documents have evolved over the past several months with lots of input from project advisory committees, open houses and other outreach. The public is now invited to review the drafts and share their feedback with staff.

A public draft of the Campus Institutions Concept is available now for review and comments.

The Mixed Use Zones Concept Report will be released early next month. Sign up to receive project updates here.

In May, planners will begin developing specific zoning code language for these projects. The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) will receive a briefing from staff on the projects in June and July, before holding public hearings on each one.

Economic Opportunities Analysis

On April 28, the PSC is holding another public hearing on the updated Economic Opportunities Analysis.

Last month, we shared information about the EOA, which is an analysis of employment growth and future land supply.

Read the revised Economic Opportunities Analysis.

Film Festival Shines Light on Local Film Makers

And now for the fun stuff! On Wednesday, April 29, BPS is hosting Portland is Growing: A Festival of Local Films in partnership with the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association.

The festival will showcase how Portlanders perceive, experience and benefit from the city’s growth and development. Themes cover demolition and infill, gentrification and displacement, how centers and corridors are awesome, and love letters to the city. Featured films include homegrown videos made with iPhones by Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff, elegant movies from Oregon Humanities, and everything in between.

Join us at the Kennedy School Gymnasium for a night of moving pictures and storytelling. Light refreshments will be served before the movies start so you can chat with friends and fellow cinephiles. Then, sit back and relax, tuck into the popcorn and watch ‘em roll.