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CC2035 Concept Plan heading to Planning and Sustainability Commission

The Public Review Draft of the Central City 2035 Concept Plan will be presented to the Planning and Sustainability Commission on September 11.

The Public Review Draft of the Central City 2035 (CC2035) Concept Plan was released last month and will be presented to the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission at a hearing on September 11th after 12:30 p.m. The CC2035 Concept Plan outlines policies and directions that provide high-level guidance for the city center’s growth and development. 

The public is invited to submit testimony to the PSC in person or in writing. Tips for testifying are available online. City staff is also proposing some amendments, which can be found online with all the PSC materials here. There will be another opportunity for public testimony and comment at a City Council hearing, tentatively scheduled for October 24.

You can download a copy of the CC2035 Concept Plan from the project website at or contact project staff via email at Hard copies can be mailed to you by calling Elisa Hamblin at (503) 823-9714.


Portland Plan Shapes New Plans for Central City

Cental City 2035 Concept Plan and N/NE Quadrant Plan go before Planning and Sustainability Commission for hearing

The Portland Plan is being implemented through two new plans heading to the Planning and Sustainability Commission for a public hearing tomorrow, Sept. 11, starting at 1:30 p.m. The Central City 2035 Concept Plan and the N/NE Quadrant Plan were developed under the guiding framework of the Portland Plan and represent the application of the City's new strategic plan to a district plan and smaller subareas.

The CC2035 Concept Plan positions the Central City as the region's Center for Innovation and Exchange, and the final plan will give the City and partner agencies a blueprint for future investment -- much like the 1972 Downtown Plan and the 1988 Central City Plan. The NE Quadrant Plan is actually two integrated plans that address community needs for economic development, improved mobility and transportation safety, and healthy and vibrant communities in the Lower Albina and Lloyd Districts.

For more information about the Central City 2035 project, please visit

For more informaiton about the N/NE Quadrant Plan, please go to

Recap of the PSC Hearing on the N/NE Quadrant Project

Public testimony overview

The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) held a public hearing on the N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Plans on September 11. Approximately 35 people were in attendance. The hearing began with a staff presentation describing the planning process and highlights of the N/NE Quadrant Plan - Proposed Draft and the I-5 Broadway/Weidler Facility Plan, followed by oral testimony from nine people, including the project’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee Co-Chairs Lloyd Lindley and Tracy Whalen. The hearing was closed at the end of the meeting.

The N/NE Quadrant Project will return to the PSC on the evening of September 25th for a work session, where the commission members will discuss the project and ask questions. The PSC is expected to make a recommendation to City Council at the 9/25 meeting. Go to to view the agenda, available approximately 10 days before the meeting. No additional public testimony will be taken by the PSC, however there will be opportunity to make comments to City Council at their hearing on the project, tentatively scheduled for October 25 at 2 p.m.

Meeting materials are available at the following link: (click the magnifying glass next to the document). Meeting minutes will be added within two weeks of the meeting. The meeting will also be shown on Channel 30 in the upcoming days. Their regular re-airing schedule is Every Friday at 3pm, the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7:30pm and the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 7:00am.



PSC News: September 11, 2012 meeting recap and documents

R/W #7360: Proposed Street Vacation - hearing / recommendation; Central City Concept Plan – hearing; North/Northeast Quadrant Plan and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Facilities Plan - hearing

The Planning and Sustainability Commission met on September 11, 2012.


  • R/W #7360: Proposed Street Vacation – hearing / recommendation
  • Central City Concept Plan – hearing
  • North/Northeast Quadrant Plan and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Facilities Plan – hearing


Meeting files:


An archive of meeting minutes, documents and audio recordings of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at

Free Energy Assessments for Small Commercial Buildings

Buildings 10,000 square feet or smaller can receive a customized report on existing building and equipment conditions and priorities for energy upgrades.

Assessment Update (as of March 29, 2013)

Funding for these free energy assessments is no longer available. If you are still looking for assistance identifying energy savings opportunities at your building, please contact the Energy Trust of Oregon for a free energy assessment  or contact Sustainability at Work for a free onsite sustainability assessment .


The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability offered a limited number of free energy assessments to small commercial buildings in Portland. The assessments, provided by a local engineering firm, resulted in a customized report that evaluates existing building and equipment conditions, prioritizes energy upgrades, estimates energy efficiency and cost savings and identifies relevant tax credits and financial incentives.

To participate in this offer businesses needed to meet the following criteria:

  • Be located within the City of Portland;
  • Occupy a building whose total size is 10,000 square feet or smaller;
  • Be the owner of the building; OR be a tenant with 4 years or more remaining in your lease term; and
  • Be able to provide a signed utility account release form (so that we can analyze historical energy consumption).


For more information, please contact Marlowe Kulley at 503-823-3919 or

This effort was made possible by a grant from the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Neighborhood program.

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