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Comprehensive Plan — work session / recommendation
An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/webdrawer.dll/webdrawer/search/rec?sm_class=uri_7223&count&rows=50.
Portlanders invited to testify on new plan to help the Central Eastside thrive as a 21st-century employment district and transit hub, with cultural attractions and access to the Willamette River
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Portland, ORE. — On July 8, 2015, City Council will hold a public hearing on a nonbinding resolution to adopt the Southeast Quadrant Plan. Portlanders are invited to testify on the SE Quadrant Recommended Draft at the hearing.
Public Hearing, Southeast Quadrant Plan – Testimony Welcome
July 8, 2015, 3 p.m.
Portland City Council
Council Chambers (City Hall, 2nd Floor)
1221 SW 4th Avenue
How to give testimony
You can share your feedback on the plan with City Council in several ways:
1. Testify in person at the hearing (see details below)
2. Submit written testimony:
Attn: Council Clerk
1221 SW Fourth Avenue, Room 140
Portland, OR 97204
3. FAX or email comments to 503-823-4571 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Written testimony must be received by the time of the hearing and must include your name and address.
Guidance for testifying in person
Download council documents
Southeast Quadrant Plan – Recommended Draft
The plan is provided as a large ~28MB file; it is also divided into chapters. The same material can be found in both. If you are having trouble downloading the larger file, please try downloading the individual sections.
Once the plan is adopted by resolution, it will be integrated with the N/NE and West Quadrant plans and other input into a Central City 2035 Plan, which will then be the subject of public hearings before both the Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council in 2016.
Yogurt style tubs and bottles with a neck are just two of the many plastic items that are accepted at the curb. This illustration helps when you have a plastic item in question.
Hey Portland! You probably know that you can recycle many plastic containers together with paper and metal in the blue recycling roll cart. But not all plastics can be recycled at the curb. In Portland, plastics accepted at the curb are based on SIZE and SHAPE.
When in doubt, throw it out or, even better, visit www.oregonmetro.gov/recycling to find a nearby depot that will take these plastics.
Check online for a complete list of what’s accepted in the blue recycling roll cart.
Portlanders sought to represent their communities and neighborhoods to advise City staff on new development standards in single-dwelling residential areas.
In just about every neighborhood in Portland, residents are seeing older homes going down and new – often larger – homes going up in their place.
While not a new phenomenon, demolition and infill have been on the upswing in Portland as the economy improves and builders try to meet the increased demand for all types of housing. In 2014, approximately 300 demolition permits were submitted, or roughly one a day. That’s about a .2 percent annual replacement rate, which is comparable to other cities nationwide. While fewer than half the homes are replaced by two or more houses, the average size of replacement homes is about 2,000 square feet, or nearly twice the size of its predecessor.
What is being done?
In response to community concerns, Mayor Charlie Hales initiated the Residential Infill Project to ensure that new or remodeled houses are well integrated and complement the fabric of neighborhoods. The project will evaluate the city’s single-dwelling development standards and focus on three main topics: scale of houses, narrow lot development and alternative housing options.
How to get involved
In addition to an inclusive public outreach and engagement process, the project will be guided by a Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) comprised of neighborhood representatives along with other individuals and organization representatives having interests, skills, knowledge and expertise in the areas of residential construction, affordable housing, architecture, urban design, historic preservation, real estate and financing, alternative forms of housing, social and housing services, and sustainable development.
The City is looking for Portlanders to serve on the Residential Infill Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee.
If you are interested, please visit the SAC webpage for more information about committee member roles, responsibilities, selection process and timeline. A Statement of Interest must be submitted no later than August 7, 2015 to:
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
c/o Residential Infill SAC
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 7100
Portland, OR 97201
The SAC will meet throughout the 18-month long project, starting in September with twice monthly meetings through the end of the year. After that it will meet less frequently as the project transitions to drafting and adopting regulations through a public legislative process. SAC members will be asked to help to share discussions and updates with their respective networks as well as assist at public events.
About the project
By 2035, Portland will be home to 123,000 more households. While most of these new housing units will be in mixed use centers and corridors, approximately 20 percent of these new homes are expected to be single-dwelling attached or detached houses.
The Residential Infill Project will address the scale, size, mass and location of new single-family construction to help protect the unique character of Portland’s treasured neighborhoods. But it will also look at smaller forms of housing (skinny houses, stacked flats, cottages, etc.) to ensure that where they are allowed, these more affordable forms of housing reflect the desired character of the single-dwelling zones.
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