There’s a light at the end of the Comprehensive Plan tunnel! Since last fall, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) has held six public hearings and nine work sessions for the Proposed Draft of the Comprehensive Plan. In June, commissioners will wrap up loose ends and hold a public hearing on the revised Growth Scenarios Report — sort of an impact analysis of the plan.
On July 14, the PSC is tentatively scheduled to vote to recommend the draft Comprehensive Plan to City Council. Their Recommended Draft will be transmitted to Council in August, signaling the opening of another public comment period.
Planning and Sustainability Commission next steps
The following PSC meetings will be held at 1900 SW 4th Ave Suite 2500A. Consult the PSC Calendar one week prior to each meeting to confirm times and details.
Tuesday, June 9, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Work session
Tuesday, June 23, 5 – 8 p.m.: Growth Scenarios Report hearing; work session
Tuesday, July 14, 5 – 9 p.m.: Work session; recommendation (vote, tentative)
Once the PSC votes, staff will publish their Recommended Draft (including the goals, policies and land use map) and forward to City Council sometime in August. Portlanders will then be invited to testify to City Council in writing or in person about the Comprehensive Plan Recommended Draft. Public hearings with Council will begin in the fall. Stay tuned for more information and exact dates moving forward.
Neighborhood office hours offer a chance to chat one-on-one with a planner
Portland’s Comprehensive Plan will establish new rules that affect the size, shape, height and location of shops, apartments, houses and places of employment.
You can learn more about how proposed new rules may affect you and your neighborhood. Throughout the summer, the City’s District Liaisons and other planners will be available to answer questions about the Comprehensive Plan Update; Mixed Use Zones, Campus Institutions and Employment Land projects; as well as other code development projects focusing on residential infill, accessory structures and more.
Planners will be holding neighborhood office hours around the city. Look for a meeting time near you and come with your questions and ideas.
Saturday, July 11, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Peninsula Park Community Center
700 N Rosa Parks Way
Saturday, June 13, 12 – 3 p.m.
805 SE 122nd Ave
Thursday, July 9, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
East Portland Community Center
740 SE 106th Ave
Thursday, July 9, 4 – 7 p.m.
Mt Scott Community Center
5530 SE 72nd Ave
Tuesday, June 16, 4 – 7 p.m.
SWNI at Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Wednesday, July 22, 3 – 6 p.m.
Capitol Hill Library
10723 SW Capitol Hwy
Visit the Comprehensive Plans Update calendar to confirm details and find more times and locations for Neighborhood Office Hours in your district as they become available.