The City of Portland is updating its Comprehensive Plan through the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range 20-year plan that sets the framework for the physical development of the city. The Comprehensive Plan Update will help to implement the Portland Plan, the City’s strategic plan for a prosperous, educated, healthy, equitable and resilient Portland. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability continues gathering public input on important updates to the City of Portland Comprehensive Plan. Let your opinions be heard! Follow the following links to find more information and opportunities for input.
The zoning map identifies what the land can generally be used for (e.g., residential, employment, open space). Should it be light industrial or manufacturing? Multi-family or single-family? Specific rules about how buildings can look or how tall they can be are developed once these general land uses are defined and mapped. The zoning code addresses the details; height, setbacks, floor-area ratio (FAR) and other design characteristics for each property. Find out about this process and your opportunities to comment on each.
As part of the Comprehensive Plan Update, help form decisions about the Transportation System Plan. This includes:
- Policies that guide the maintenance, development and implementation of Portland’s transportation system.
- A list of projects and a financial plan that will accommodate 20 years of population and employment growth.
- Master street plans and modal plans.
- Strategies and regulations for implementation, including street classification maps.