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February 26, 2019 Meeting Information and Documents

Bike Parking Code – Work Session / Recommendation; Residential Infill Project Revised Proposed Draft – Work Session


  • Bike Parking Code – Work Session / Recommendation
  • Residential Infill Project Revised Proposed Draft – Work Session

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at

For background information, see the PSC website at, call 503-823-7700 or email

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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Have you received a City of Portland notice in the mail?

Property owners and residents along parts of 82nd Ave can review proposed zoning changes and tell the Planning and Sustainability Commission what they think.

Notice of Zoning ChangeWelcome to the 82nd Avenue Study online “customer service” page. We’re glad you’re here.

  • Perhaps you received a notice in the mail that looks like this, and you’re not sure exactly what it means.
  • Or maybe you heard about proposed zoning and transportation changes along the 82nd Avenue corridor.
  • Or both.

You are not alone! Property owners with a proposed zoning change received the mailing pictured above from the City of Portland. This is required by state law whenever a change in the zoning could affect the value of a property – up or down. Your address was pulled from the County Assessor’s Office.

Another (different) notice was mailed to people that either have property facing 82nd Avenue, expressed interest in being notified of Bureau of Planning and Sustainability projects, are on one of our advisory groups, or are a member of a neighborhood or business association.

The purpose of these notices is to give you a chance to review proposed zoning changes in your neighborhood and testify to the Planning and Sustainability Commission about them. These changes are part of a project called the 82nd Avenue Study.

Renters matter, too

But you don’t have to be a property owner to weigh in on these proposals. The City of Portland also sent a courtesy postcard to residents of properties within 100 feet from proposed zoning changes.

First things first

These proposed changes are meant to improve transportation and pedestrian facilities along the corridor as well as remove barriers to new development (apartments, businesses and mixed use buildings).

You can look at a map that shows where the proposed changes would occur and imagine how they might affect the 82nd Avenue corridor. First thing to know is that these changes are proposals – not the law. We hope you’ll learn more about them and tell the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) what you think.

Any new rules must be adopted by City Council before they become effective. And before adoption, they are refined and changed based on public testimony, as well as PSC and City Council amendments.

Second, these proposals do not require you to sell your land or do anything to your property.

We’re here to help

We want to help you understand the proposal and how it may affect you and your property. You can:

Tell the Planning and Sustainability Commission what you think

Then share your feedback with the Planning and Sustainability Commission via:

Planning and Sustainability Commission Public Hearing
82nd Avenue Study
Tuesday, March 12, 2019,
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue, 2500
Portland, OR 97201

For more information, visit the project website.

Improvements to 82nd Avenue, related zoning changes and transportation proposals available for public review and testimony

Community members invited to testify at public hearing on March 12 or send their comments in writing.

The 82nd Avenue Study project looks at the development potential of properties along 82nd Avenue and identifies barriers that can be addressed in the near term with an eye toward long-term solutions.

A report summarizing the effort, the 82nd Avenue Study: Understanding Barriers to Development Draft Report, has been available for public review since December 2018. The study explores the challenges of and opportunities for new development in this major north/south corridor, along with potential transportation improvements.

The report includes the following near-term actions:

  • The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is proposing a small number of map changes along the 82nd Ave corridor to remove barriers to redevelopment.
  • The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is proposing safety improvements and changes to property dedications during redevelopment to provide wider sidewalks along 82nd Ave.

To read more about these near-term actions, see the Planning and Sustainability Commission Materials (February 2019).

Testify to the PSC at public hearing

Now the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) will hold a public hearing on the Draft Report and the near-term actions described above. This is your chance to tell the Commission what you like and think could be improved about the proposed zoning changes and transportation proposals.

How to Testify in person

On Tuesday, March 12, starting at 12:30 p.m., the PSC will hear testimony from community members about the 82nd Avenue Study: Understanding Barriers to Development Draft Report. The Commission is committed to effective public involvement and is looking forward to hearing from you.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to testify in person at the hearing:

  • What: Public hearing with the Planning and Sustainability Commission re: the 82nd Ave Study
  • When: March 12 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: 1900 SW 4th Avenue (SW 4th and Hall Street), 2nd floor
  • Need help or additional information? Project staff will be on hand starting at 11:30 a.m. to help people sign up to testify.

Can’t make the hearing?

You may also testify to the PSC in writing via:

  • The Map App – Click on the “testify” button and fill in the blanks. You can read your testimony and others in real time.
  • By U.S. Mail:

Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission
82nd Avenue Study Testimony
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100
Portland, OR 97201

Written testimony must be received by noon on March 12, 2019.

Reminders for Portlanders when winter weather delays collection of garbage, recycling and composting

Keep roll carts at the curb: During snowy or icy conditions, the collection of garbage, recycling and composting may be delayed.

NEWS RELEASE from the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Christine Llobregat

Portland, ORE. — During severe winter weather conditions, the collection of garbage, recycling and compost may be postponed for Portland's single-family homes and smallplexes up to 4 units. Portland's franchised garbage and recycling companies will prioritize curbside collection in the following order: 1) garbage, 2) recycling, 3) compost.

When winter weather delays curbside collection, remember these tips:

  • If there's snow or ice accumulation on collection day, please leave roll carts at the curb—your carts will be emptied when it is safe to do so. Evening and Saturday collections may be necessary. Garbage and recycling companies will make every effort to empty roll carts before the customer's next scheduled collection day.
  • If recycling or compost collection must be delayed or postponed to the next scheduled collection day, twice the amount of the current subscribed service level will be collected on the next regularly scheduled collection day at no additional charge.
  • Please be aware that while your street may be clear, access to your neighborhood may not. After a severe weather event, drivers may need to deviate from their regular scheduled routes in order to make up snow day misses. This may affect your collection, too. Your garbage and recycling company appreciates your patience during this time.
  • No credits or refunds for missed collections due to inclement weather or issues beyond hauler control will be issued. Contact your garbage and recycling company (find their number on the side of the roll cart) to learn about possible collection delays.

Questions during severe weather conditions?

Call your garbage and recycling company first, or try the City of Portland Curbside Hotline at 503-823-7202.

Need help remembering garbage day?

Visit to sign up for free email reminders.

Revised draft of the Residential Infill Project ready for review

Project staff to brief the Planning and Sustainability Commission on Revised Proposed Draft on February 12; vote to recommend to City Council in March.

Over the past few months, the Residential Infill Project team has been revising the Proposed Draft to reflect the Planning and Sustainability Commission’s (PSC) possible amendments and preparing materials to answer questions about how the proposed new rules will affect Portland's single-dwelling neighborhoods:

  • What is the economic feasibility of the proposal?
  • How much more housing will be created under these new rules?
  • What will these units cost?
  • Who will benefit?
  • What will be the effect of these proposals on vulnerable populations?
  • Will more or fewer households be displaced?

Now the highlights of the Revised Proposed Draft will be presented to the PSC on Tuesday, February 12, starting around 2 p.m. You can watch the briefing live on the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability YouTube channel.

Key Changes from the Proposed Draft

After hearing public testimony on the initial proposals to "right size" the scale of new development and increase housing options in single-dwelling zones, commissioners requested changes to:

  • Increase additional housing options to include up to four units (fourplexes) on both corner and non-corner lots.
  • Allow additional housing options in all R2.5, R5 and R7 (single-dwelling) zones except:

• Areas with flood or landslide hazards or significant natural resources. These areas, designated by a new “z” Constrained Sites overlay zone, will retain existing regulations for corner duplexes or one accessory dwelling unit with a house.
• Lots that do not meet minimum lot sizes for three or four units (R2.5 = 3,200 sq ft; R5 = 4,500 sq ft; R7 = 5,000 sq ft)
• Infrastructure constraints, including lack of paved streets, sewer or water service.

  • Increase the allowed size (FAR) for duplexes and triplexes (no increase for a fourplex). Examples on an R5 (5,000 sq ft lot):

• 2,500 sq ft – one house (same as Proposed Draft)
• 3,000 sq ft – one building with two units
• 3,500 sq ft – one building with three or four units

  • Provide a bonus FAR for keeping an existing house or for providing one affordable unit at 80 percent MFI.
  • Allow historically narrow lots in R5 to be built with a pair of attached houses.
  • Eliminate minimum parking requirements.  

Review the documents and maps

The following Revised Proposed Draft reports have been posted on the project website.

Appendices that have not been revised can be found here.

Explore the Map App. Parcel-specific information is available through an updated Map App that reflects the revised mapping proposals.

Upcoming PSC meetings on the Revised Proposed Draft

  • Tuesday, February 12 – Briefing: Revised Proposed Draft (RIP is on agenda from 2 to 4 p.m.). Staff will walk the Commission through their revised proposals to see how their tentative amendments work together as a package.
  • Tuesday, February 26 and Tuesday, March 12: Work Sessions and Possible Vote

(Please confirm the date and time on the agenda one week prior by visiting the PSC calendar)

When will the public get to weigh in on these amendments?

The PSC’s possible amendments took into consideration the public testimony they received last spring on the Proposed Draft of the Residential Infill Project. They are anticipating making their recommendations to the City Council in March. The public will be able to provide testimony on these recommendations to City Council as part of their review — anticipated in summer 2019.

Want more information on the PSC’s work sessions and proposed changes?

The dates of the eight PSC work sessions and accompanying materials are posted on the project website under Planning and Sustainability Commission Materials. All PSC meetings are streamed live, and past meetings may be viewed at Portland BPS YouTube channel.

For general information about the project

Visit the website:

Or give us a call:

  • Morgan Tracy, Project Manager, 503-823-6879
  • Julia Gisler, Public Involvement, 503-823-7624

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is committed to providing meaningful access. For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or other services, please call 503-823-7700 or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service 711. 503-823-7700.