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BPS Releases Amended Proposed Draft for West Hayden Island

The Amended Proposed Draft for West Hayden Island (WHI) is now available for public review.

In July 2010 the Portland City Council passed a resolution (No. 36805) directing the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) to develop a legislative proposal for the possible annexation of West Hayden Island to the city.

In August 2012, BPS released the first draft proposal for Planning and Sustainability Commision (PSC) consideration. In November 2012 a second draft was released, which responded to further input from the project advisory committee. The PSC held two public hearings in November 2012 and discussed the draft proposal in a number of work sessions in early 2013.

This third draft responds to initial direction from the PSC and were the subject of a PSC hearing on May 7, with a work session and possible vote to be considered on May 28. Upon receipt of a recommendation from the PSC, the City Council may consider this proposal.

To find out more on how to testify in front of the PSC, download their Tips for Testifying page.

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* Check the PSC calendar one week prior to confirm the time of the hearing:


Barbur Concept Plan Heads to City Council for Consideration

On April 24, 2013, Portland City Council held a public hearing on the recommended Barbur Concept Plan.

City Council will consider adopting the plan by "nonbinding" resolution. This means that the plan is an expression of Council's opinion, but it does not establish mandatory approval criteria for future decision-making. This allows the concept plan to perform its intended function: influence the direction and priorities in Metro's SW Corridor Plan as they relate to Portland, while providing sufficient flexibility to respond to changes as that plan evolves.


Central City 2035: West Quadrant Plan

West Quadrant Project Up and Running!

The West Quadrant Plan team held three major public events in March. The West Quadrant Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) held its first meeting and set the foundation for their work, identifying issues and directions for the West Quadrant. Meetings in April and May will continue these discussions at the systemwide and neighborhood scale. A planning forum and charrette for the Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood, held on two consecutive Fridays in the White Stag Building, attracted full houses. Similar efforts for Goose Hollow are helping staff to get a running start at the quadrant planning process. Feedback has been enthusiastic and informative. For more information and updates on the WQP project, please visit the News & Updates page of the CC2035 website.