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CC2035 West Quadrant Plan Kicks-off with Goose Hollow Events

Two events in December will launch early planning work for the Goose Hollow area of the Central City

The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is gearing up for the West Quadrant Plan process, which will provide detailed planning for Central City areas on the west side of the Willamette River. This effort is part of the broader Central City 2035 project to update the 1988 Central City Plan.

As part of the West Quadrant Plan, BPS is doing early planning work in a few areas, including Goose Hollow. This area was chosen for early work to build off the efforts of the Vision Realization Committee of the Goose Hollow Foothills League, the local neighborhood association. This group has been meeting for over a year and is now teaming up with BPS to jumpstart the Goose Hollow process. Two events will be held in December and will bring together the community and stakeholders to identify issues and develop concepts. This collaborative effort will be looped back into theWest Quadrant Plan process in early 2013.

Goose Hollow District Events
Hotel DeLuxe, Screening Room
729 SW 15th Avenue

Planning Workshop
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

This event will be an opportunity to hear about the Central City planning process and provide input on:

  • Issues that should be addressed
  • Opportunities to enhance the character and vitality of Goose Hollow 

Concept Development Charrette
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012
1 – 6 p.m Focused Work Session
7 – 8 p.m. Public Open House

At the charrette, staff, consultants and stakeholders will work together to develop initial land use and urban design concepts that illustrate how the Goose Hollow District could develop over the next 25 years. Please attend the public open house to view the charrette ideas and provide input.

Check out the event flyer here:


For more information about the Goose Hollow planning process, contact Stephanie Beckman at 503-823-6042 or

Interested in reviewing background information about Goose Hollow before the events? Check out these documents:

City Bureaus Collaborate to Comply With Metro Title 13, “Nature in Neighborhoods”

City’s programs protect and enhance the ecological condition of 1,000s of acres

On Wednesday Nov. 28, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. (time certain) the Portland City Council will hold a public hearing to consider the City's request to Metro for determination of substantial compliance with Title 13, "Nature in Neighborhoods." The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability developed this request in collaboration with the Bureaus of Environmental Services, Parks and Recreation, and Development Services.

Existing City regulatory and non-regulatory programs form the basis for the City's request. These programs protect and enhance the ecological condition of thousands of acres of regionally significant natural resources in Portland. No new regulations are proposed as part of this compliance request. The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) has endorsed the request and recommends that the Council direct its submittal to Metro. The PSC also recommends that the City enter into a separate voluntary intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Metro as a statement of mutual intent to continue our watershed health-related efforts and to collaborate on natural resource issues of regional concern.

BPS E-News: From BPS Director Susan Anderson: Giving thanks for our community partners

BPS E-News, November 2012

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time for reflection.  At BPS we are thankful for our many partners and their collaboration, great ideas and passion for our local community.  Portland's tireless volunteers and organizations have helped the City with their immense expertise and commitment.

This year, hundreds of Portlanders have been involved with BPS projects and policy development to make them a success.  A handful of examples include


  • Policy Expert Groups for the Comprehensive Plan process
  • Sustainability at Work Partners
  • The Planning and Sustainability Commission
  • Advisory committees for West Hayden Island, Central City 2035, North/Northeast Quadrant, the food zoning code revision, SE 122nd and more. 
  • Master Recyclers
  • Fix-It Fair Partners and Volunteers


Speaking of Fix-It Fairs, we have organized these neighborhood events for nearly 25 years! The fairs are a fun way to help Portlanders save energy and money, reduce toxics, learn how to do minor household repairs, and fix healthy, inexpensive meals. These popular fairs wouldn’t be possible without help from the community — event volunteers and sponsors alike. 

We give thanks to our Fix-It Fair partners: Energy Trust of Oregon, Pacific Power, Portland Housing Bureau, Portland General Electric and Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center, and all our amazing volunteers.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.

All the best,

Susan Anderson
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability