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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Greenway and Greenway Goal Exception Review

Greenway ReviewGreenway Review is required for many projects that occur within the Greenway overlay zones (“n”, “r”, “g”, “i”, and “q” overlays). The Greenway Review is required to address issues of public access, flood protection, transportation connections, and potential impacts to recreational users, wildlife, and water quality.

Chapter 33.440 of the Portland Zoning Code includes the majority of the City’s Greenway regulations. South Waterfront Greenway Review is required for some projects within greenway area.

Greenway Review Procedures

Greenway reviews are processed using the Type II procedure.

Greenway Goal Exception is required to locate a development or right-of-way that is not river-dependent or river-related within or riverward of the greenway setback. Greenway Goal Exceptions are processed through the Type III procedure, require a Pre-Application Conference, and must be approved by the City Council (see Statewide Planning Goal Exceptions).