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The PSC hears more than six hours of testimony on May 8 and 15. Nearly 140 people testified on proposed rules for new construction in Portland’s residential neighborhoods.
Over the course of two evenings in May, Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Commission heard 139 people testify on the proposals put forth in the Residential Infill Project Proposed Draft. The commission has “closed” oral testimony but will accept written testimony until Friday, May 18.
Submit written testimony to the PSC by 5 p.m. Friday, May 18 via:
Next Steps: Work Sessions
The PSC will conduct several work sessions on the proposals, beginning on May 22. These will likely continue through June. At these meetings there will be no public testimony as Commissioners pose questions to staff and each other, then deliberate on the issues before making a recommendation to City Council.
All PSC hearings and meetings are streamed live on the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability YouTube channel (click “Video” on the top of the home page for past meetings).
Past PSC meetings on Residential Infill Proposals:
Links to the Residential Infill Project Proposed Draft documents:
All the documents are available on the project website. Hard copies of the Project Summary and Volumes 1 and 2 are available at our office at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, 7th Floor. The bureau receptionist will mail you a copy if you call 503‑823‑7700.
For more information about the Proposed Draft
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.
Solid Waste & Recycling Franchise Review — Briefing; Better Housing by Design — Briefing; Residential Infill Project — Work Session
An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/classification/3687.
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 Design Overlay Zone Amendments Package (DOZA) aims to improve design review in Portland; the DOZA Tools Concept Report follows the release of DOZA Process Discussion Draft.
The quality of building design matters for a growing city. And the rules and processes to ensure good, people-oriented design for our most populated, growing and vibrant places are important for residents, workers and visitors alike.
DOZA Tools will create new discretionary design guidelines and objective design standards to implement the Design (‘d’) overlay zone outside of the Central City. The project will update the thresholds and exemptions for triggering design review and consider several additional concepts. The DOZA Tools Concept Report provides a “40-percent” draft of these concepts for public feedback.
What’s in the DOZA Tools Concept Report?
The DOZA Tools Concept Report presents concepts to:
Portlanders are invited to learn more about the DOZA Tools Concept Report and give their feedback in the coming weeks. This public outreach period is focused on familiarizing community members with the concepts and getting feedback to inform development of the Discussion Draft this winter.
Community members are invited to an open house on May 9 to learn about the DOZA Tools Concept Report as well as the DOZA Process Discussion Draft. Project staff will be available to answer questions and welcome community feedback.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500 (2nd floor)
TriMet: Multiple bus, MAX and Streetcar lines
Staff will also be meeting with community groups and others to share information about the projects and to answer questions. If your group is interested in a presentation, please contact Kathryn Hartinger at Kathryn.Hartinger@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-9714.
How to Comment
Comments on the DOZA Tools Concept Report are appreciated by Friday, June 1, 2018, but welcome through the summer. Send comments to Lora Lillard, DOZA Tools Project Manager.
Your comments on the DOZA Tools Concept Report will be considered as we develop a DOZA Tools Discussion Draft, scheduled for release in Winter 2019.
Here’s what it means and what you can do.
Welcome to the Manufactured Dwelling Parks Project online “customer service” page. We’re glad you’re here.
You are not alone! Owners of more than 50 MDPs recently received the mailing pictured at right 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.
First things first
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 or the manufactured homes on it. It will not force park owners to close parks, and it will not force park owners to raise rents.
We’re here to help
We want to help you understand the proposal and how it may affect you and your property. You can:
Then share your feedback with the Planning and Sustainability Commission via the Map App or in person at a public hearing.
Renters matter too
You don’t have to be a property owner to weigh in on these proposals. Renters are also affected by the housing shortage and the lack of housing options. So, look and imagine how these changes might affect how you live in and experience Portland. Then share your thoughts with the Planning and Sustainability Commission.
Read about proposals for a new base zone for mobile home parks, then testify to the Planning and Sustainability Commission.
Manufactured homes provide some of the most affordable housing in Portland. It is often the housing of last resort for households that are struggling to cope with rising rents. It is also an affordable option for home ownership, as households can own their manufactured home while renting the space in a park.
Today, roughly 3,000 residents live in manufactured homes in 56 manufactured dwelling parks — or MDPs. These parks are in a variety of zones, which makes some of them vulnerable to redevelopment. These proposed changes do not prohibit closure and redevelopment of MDPs, but changing a MDP to another use will require a Comprehensive Plan map amendment and a zoning map change.
To help park residents stay in their homes, the Manufactured Dwelling Park Project will stabilize the housing situation for people living in manufactured or mobile home parks by creating a new base zone for mobile home parks.
The Map App is new and improved! In addition to viewing proposed map changes for individual properties, community members (property owners and renters) can now testify directly to the Planning and Sustainability Commission via the Map App. It’s as easy as sending an email. And once you press “submit,” you can see your testimony in the Testimony Reader in real time. You can also read other people’s testimony.
You can testify directly to the Planning and Sustainability Commission at a public hearing:
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
PCC Southeast Campus
Community Hall Annex
2305 SE 82nd Ave
Send a letter by June 12, 2018, to …
Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission
Manufactured Dwelling Park Project
1900 SW 4th, Suite 7100
Portland, Oregon 97201
We’re ready for your questions. Call 503-823-0195. Interpretation services available.
After the PSC hears public testimony and the “record is closed” (no more testimony – written or oral – is accepted), the PSC will hold a work session to discuss the testimony and develop any amendments they want to make to the proposals before they vote on their recommendations to the City Council. Council is expected to hold public hearings on the PSC’s Recommended Draft this summer.