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Eagerly Awaited Mixed Use Zones Project Discussion Draft Released

Based on public input, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has developed a Discussion Draft of new regulations for mixed use zones. The Mixed Use Zones Project Discussion Draft includes draft Zoning Code and Zoning Map amendments for community review and feedback.

Review the Mixed Use Zones Discussion Draft

The code amendments in the Discussion Draft would replace the current array of commercial zones with a smaller number of new commercial/mixed use zones. The new regulations would accommodate growth and development in centers and corridors while addressing community concerns about building massing and design, transitions to lower density zoning, outdoor space and ground floor uses. They would also provide incentives for affordable housing, affordable commercial space, plazas/community gathering places and sustainable development.

The Mixed Use Zones Project Discussion Draft represents evolving thinking and is an initial proposal to stimulate community discussion.

Staff will gather public comments on this Discussion Draft to inform the development of a Proposed Draft, which will be presented to the Planning and Sustainability Commission in early 2016 for their consideration, public hearings and a vote.

See the Mixed Use Zones Project component of the Comprehensive Plan Map App to find out where the new commercial/mixed use zones are proposed to be applied: https://www.portlandmaps.com/bps/mapapp/

Please submit comments or questions on the Discussion Draft by Monday, November 16, 2015:

Email:    mixedusezones@portlandoregon.gov

Write:    City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

              Attn: Mixed Use Zones Project

              1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100

              Portland, OR  97201

Learn more at Mixed Use Info Sessions and an Early Implementation Open House
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is hosting a series of public information sessions on the Mixed Use Zones Discussion Draft as well as an open house on all the Comprehensive Plan Early Implementation projects (see list below). Please check the Comprehensive Plan Update calendar to confirm dates, times and locations at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/58191

CENTRAL – Info Session
Wednesday, October 7, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Presentation at 7 p.m.
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Room 2500 A/B

CENTRAL – Info Session
Thursday, October 8, 8 – 9:30 a.m.
Presentation at 8:30 a.m.
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Room 2500 A/B

SOUTHEAST – Info Session
Monday, October 12, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Presentation at 7 p.m.
Community Music Center
3350 SE Francis Street, Portland

SOUTHWEST – Info Session
Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Presentation at 7 p.m.
Wilson High School – Cafeteria
1151 SW Vermont Street, Portland

NORTH/NORTHEAST – OPEN HOUSE
(Mixed Use Zones, Campus Institutions, Employment Land and more)
Thursday, October 15, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Presentation at 7 p.m.
PCC Cascade Campus
Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building – Room 104
705 N Killingsworth Street, Portland

EAST – Info Session
Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Presentation at 7 p.m.
Floyd Light Middle School – Library
10800 SE Washington, Portland

For more information, visit the project website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/mixeduse