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PSC News: December 17, 2019 Meeting Information and Documents

River District Right‐of‐Way Standards 2020 Update – Briefing; Design Overlay Zone Amendments – Work Session

Agenda

  • River District Right‐of‐Way Standards 2020 Update – Briefing
  • Design Overlay Zone Amendments – Work Session

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at https://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/classification/7223.

For background information, see the PSC website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/psc, call 503-823-7700 or email psc@portlandoregon.gov.

Meeting playback on Channel 30 are scheduled to start the Friday following the meeting. Starting times may occur earlier for meetings over three hours long, and meetings may be shown at additional times as scheduling requires.

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The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access and will make reasonable accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or provide other services. When possible, please contact us at least three (3) business days before the meeting at 503-823-7700 or use City TTY 503-823-6868 or Oregon Relay Service 711.

503-823-7700: Traducción o interpretación | Chuyển Ngữ hoặc Phiên Dịch | 翻译或传译 | Turjumida ama Fasiraadda | Письменный или устный перевод | Traducere sau Interpretare | Письмовий або усний переклад | 翻訳または通訳 | ການແປພາສາ ຫຼື ການອະທິບາຍ | الترجمة التحريرية أو الشفهية | www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/71701

Holiday garbage & recycling tips

Holiday schedule changes, how to set out your holiday tree, and what to do with extra holiday trash.

Holiday delays

If your garbage, recycling, and compost pick-up day is Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, expect a one-day delay after Christmas and New Year’s.  

Never miss a pick-up: Sign up for email reminders at www.garbagedayreminders.com.

2019 Portland residential waste pick-up schedule changes

Snow or ice

In case of bad weather, your pick-up may be delayed. Leave bins at the curb. Your garbage company will come as soon as they can.

Recycling, compost and garbage bins at the curb covered in snow

Holiday trees

After the holidays, remove all tree decorations before setting out for pick-up.

Remove trimmings from tree before setting out

You have two options for disposing of your holiday tree:

  1. Set out your whole tree (6-feet or shorter) for a $5 charge.
  2. Or cut your tree into pieces (3-feet or shorter), and place in your compost bin for no extra charge (make sure the lid closes). 

Set out whole tree or cut up and put in green bin

Note: Artificial trees and trees “flocked” with fake snow should be put at curb for pick-up as garbage ($5).

Extra trash

Set out extra bags or cans (32 gal and 55 lbs max) for $5 each.

For large, bulky items that don’t fit into your garbage bin (like furniture or mattresses), call your garbage company for a cost estimate (prices vary). If the item is still in good condition, consider donating! Call 503-234-3000 to find out donation organizations, drop-off locations and pick-up options.

Extra trash set out, in bag or bin

Renters

If you rent a house or apartment, ask your property manager before setting out whole trees, extra garbage or bulky items.

Learn more

Read the full Winter 2019 Curbsider for more recycling tips and news.

City Council Hearing Date for the Residential Infill Project Confirmed

SAVE THE DATE: Jan. 15, 2020, is first public hearing on updates to single-dwelling zones.

The Residential Infill Project has a date with City Council for a public hearing. Community members are invited to testify on the Planning and Sustainability Commission’s recommendations for updating the rules for Portland's single-dwelling neighborhoods. Prior to the hearing, project staff will brief Commissioners on the RIP Recommended Draft.

  • December 11, 2019 – City Council briefing (no public testimony)
  • January 15, 2020 – First City Council hearing; written testimony will be open at least 30 days prior to the hearing.

Confirm date/time on the Council calendar.

Read the PSC’s recommendations to City Council

You can review the PSC’s recommendation to City Council in the Residential Infill Project Recommended Draft. Changes to the zoning code include:

  • Increase the range of permissible housing types (e.g., duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes and additional accessory dwelling units) in single-dwelling zones.
  • Expand the area where these housing types would be allowed (replaces the previously proposed ‘a’ overlay with the ‘z’ overlay, which limits where these housing types can be built based on landslide risk, flood plain and natural resources).  
  • Scale the building size limits to increase incrementally with the second or third unit. For instance, on a 5,000 sf R5-zoned lot, a house could be up to 2,500 sf, a duplex 3,000 sf, and a triplex or fourplex tops out at 3,500 sf.
  • Remove minimum parking requirements and add new garage design requirements.

Learn about these and other proposals by reviewing the RIP Recommended Draft documents:

Anti-displacement Action Plan efforts are underway

In addition to the Residential Infill Project and Better Housing by Design, another key part of the Housing Opportunities Initiative is the Anti-Displacement Action Plan. Work is continuing with community partners to:

  • Inventory and develop accountability measures for City anti-displacement programs/actions.
  • Create a community/City task force.
  • Explore potential additional programs/actions.
  • Engage with households affected by displacement.

Next Steps

City Council work sessions for the Residential Infill Project will start in December. Public hearings will be held in January. Testimony will be open at least 30 days prior to the hearings. We will share more about the schedule, dates times and locations as those details are finalized.

For general information about the project

Visit the website: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/infill
Or call or email Morgan Tracy, Project Manager, 503-823-6879

PSC News: November 19, 2019 Meeting Information and Documents

Design Overlay Zone Amendments – Work Session; Transportation System Plan – Hearing / Recommendation

Agenda

  • Design Overlay Zone Amendments – Work Session
  • Transportation System Plan – Hearing / Recommendation

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/classification/3687.

For background information, see the PSC website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/psc, call 503-823-7700 or email psc@portlandoregon.gov.

Meeting playback on Channel 30 are scheduled to start the Friday following the meeting. Starting times may occur earlier for meetings over three hours long, and meetings may be shown at additional times as scheduling requires.

Channel 30 (closed-caption)
Friday at 3 p.m. | Sunday at 7:00 a.m. | Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access and will make reasonable accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or provide other services. When possible, please contact us at least three (3) business days before the meeting at 503-823-7700 or use City TTY 503-823-6868 or Oregon Relay Service 711.

503-823-7700: Traducción o interpretación | Chuyển Ngữ hoặc Phiên Dịch | 翻译或传译 | Turjumida ama Fasiraadda | Письменный или устный перевод | Traducere sau Interpretare | Письмовий або усний переклад | 翻訳または通訳 | ການແປພາສາ ຫຼື ການອະທິບາຍ | الترجمة التحريرية أو الشفهية | www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/71701