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Concurrent Efforts and Coordination

The City's Transportation System plan is coordinating with several ongoing and related public planning projects, including:

Comprehensive and Central City 2035 plans
Portland’s Comprehensive Plan and the Central City 2035 Plan helps the city prepare for and manage expected population and employment growth, as well as plan for the major public investments to accommodate that growth. They provide direction for City decision-making on land use, transportation, sewer and water systems, and natural resource management programs, while ensuring that investments in major city systems are coordinated.

Parking Analysis and Tool Kit for Neighborhood Centers and Corridors
This grant-funded project will revise and create parking strategies to better support Comprehensive Plan policies that call for focusing growth in identified centers and corridors. Deliverables include a parking occupancy inventory of selected centers and corridors, refinement of Comprehensive Plan policies, and a parking toolkit that would identify parking strategies and transportation demand management approaches applicable to mixed use multimodal places. This project could lead to code or program changes related to on-street parking management, or refinement of zoning tools. This project will be coordinated with the Tte Mixed Use Zones Project, which will develop a new framework of mixed-use planning and zoning designations in key centers and corridors identified in the Comprehensive Plan Urban Design Framework.

DLCD Level of Service Grant
The purpose is to evaluate and test options to establish a multimodal mechanism for evaluating transportation system performance and adequacy. This grant-funded project will assess the system completeness concept as a tool for evaluating system adequacy and determining transportation deficiencies. Model codes for development review requirements for street system improvements will be investigated.

Central City MMA
This project is to establish a Multimodal Mixed-use Area (MMA), as allowed in the Transportation Planning Rule (TPR), for the NW, SW and SE Quadrants of the Central City. A MMA is intended to be an area that has an existing or planned mixed use high intensity development pattern and a balanced multimodal system of transportation services.

Central City Parking Policy Project
This project will update the Central City Transportation Management Plan (CCTMP) and the sections of the Portland City Code that regulate development and use of the Central City’s parking supply.

Institutional (Colleges and Hospitals) Zoning Project
This project will develop new campus institution zoning procedures and standards, and identify infrastructure investments that could facilitate institutional employment growth. This could impact the project list in the TSP.

Industrial Land and Watershed Health integration
Members of the former Economic Development Policy Expert Group (PEG) and the Watershed Health and Environment PEG and other community members have formed an Industrial Land and Watershed Health Working Group. The working group has been advising the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability on the update of Comprehensive Plan policies and implementation approaches Portland Harbor and Columbia Corridor industrial areas. This work could lead to changes in the zoning map or development code in prime industrial employment land, or changes to freight project priorities in the TSP.

SW Corridor Refinement
This project involves City coordination for the SW Corridor Plan and examination of transit alternatives. This follows City support of the SWCP Plan and Shared Investment Strategy and leads to a locally-preferred alternative, and DEIS stage analysis for a possible high capacity transit project.

Powell-Division Transit Project
This project is aimed at improving transit along the Powell-Division corridor between Gresham and downtown Portland, including consideration of high capacity transit alternatives City tasks involve preparing an existing conditions report, developing an overall land use concept for the portions of Powell, Division, and 82nd Avenue that are along the preferred alignment, determining major and minor nodes and potential station locations, analyzing development opportunities and urban design framework at key locations. The project outcome is to achieve consensus on the transit alternative to advance, including route, station locations and mode.