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BPS Releases Amended Proposed Draft for West Hayden Island

Document updates previous drafts

On April 9th, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) released the Amended Proposed Draft  for West Hayden Island at a Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) briefing. The document represents the third draft of proposals for the planning and annexation of West Hayden Island, in response to the City Council's resolution (No 36805).  In August 2012, BPS released the first draft proposal for PSC consideration. In November, 2012 a second draft was released, which responded to further input from the project Advisory Committee. The PSC held two public hearings in November 2012 and discussed the draft proposal in a number of work sessions in early 2013. 

This third draft responds to initial direction from the PSC and will be the subject of an additional hearing on May 7, with a work session and possible vote to be considered on May 28. Upon receipt of a recommendation from the PSC, the City Council may consider this proposal.

The hearing on May 7 is open to the public and testimony will be taken on the draft proposal. You can submit testimony to the PSC by emailing them at psc@portlandoregon.gov or by mailing a hard copy of your comments to PSC, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201. To find out more about how to testify in front of the PSC, download their tips for testifying page. 

Read the WHI Amended Proposed Draft.

Read the Memo to PSC summarizing the changes.

BPS Releases Amended Proposed Draft for West Hayden Island

Public hearing with Planning and Sustainability Commission set for May 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2013

CONTACT
Eden Dabbs
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
503-823-9908

Eric Engstrom
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
503-823-3329

PORTLAND, Ore.– The Amended Proposed Draft for West Hayden Island is now available for public review. The document, which represents the third draft of proposals for the planning and annexation of West Hayden Island, was released yesterday at a Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) briefing. Read the WHI Amended Proposed Draft

In July 2010, the Portland City Council passed a resolution (No. 36805) directing the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) to develop a legislative proposal for the possible annexation of West Hayden Island to the city.

In August 2012, BPS released the first draft proposal for PSC consideration. In November 2012, a second draft was released, which responded to further input from the project advisory committee. The PSC held two public hearings in November 2012 and discussed the draft proposal in a number of work sessions in early 2013.

This third draft responds to initial direction from the PSC and will be the subject of a PSC hearing on May 7, with a work session and possible vote to be considered on May 28. Upon receipt of a recommendation from the PSC, the City Council may consider this proposal.

Planning and Sustainability Commission Public Hearing
Amended Proposed Draft for West Hayden Island
Tuesday, May 7, 5 p.m.*
1900 SW 4th Ave, Room 2500A
Testimony will be taken.

The public can testify in person or submit testimony in writing by emailing psc@portlandoregon.gov or by mailing a hard copy of comments to PSC, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201. To find out more about how to testify in front of the PSC, download their Tips for Testifying page.

For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/whi.

* Check the PSC calendar one week prior to confirm the time of the hearing: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/35452

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is committed to providing equal access to information and hearings. If you need special accommodation, please call 503-823-7700, the City’s TTY at 503-823-6868, or the Oregon relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

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About the West Hayden Island Project

In July 2010 the Portland City Council passed a resolution directing BPS to develop a legislative proposal for the possible annexation of WestHaydenIslandto the City. Because the island is valuable for both its marine industrial potential as well as wildlife habitat, Council specified that the proposal should incorporate a concept plan that designates at least 500 acres as open space and no more than 300 acres for future deep water marine terminal development. The City worked with the project’s advisory committee and the Planning and Sustainability Commission to prepare a draft plan based on this concept plan as part of the legislative package for City Council consideration. For more information, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/whi.

About the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS)

Through partnerships and collaboration, BPS provides: Citywide strategic and comprehensive land use planning; neighborhood, district, economic, historic and environmental research, planning and urban design; policy and services to advance energy efficiency, green building, waste reduction, composting and recycling, solar and renewable energy use, and local sustainable food production; as well as actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps.

City Council Adopts Parking Minimums for Some New Apartments Along Commercial Corridors and Frequent Transit Service Areas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2013

CONTACT
Eden Dabbs
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
503-823-9908

Dana Haynes
Office of the Mayor
503-823-4799

PORTLAND,Ore.— Today, the Portland City Council voted to adopt Zoning Code amendments for parking minimums that will apply to some future apartment buildings, depending on their location and size. The new code will go into effect in 30 days. Projects that have already received a building permit or that have submitted a complete permit application will not be affected.

The vote today followed a five-and-a-half-hour public hearing on April 4 before the City Council, at which dozens of people testified for and against the parking minimums. The amendments proposed by Commissioners Nick Fish and Amanda Fritz were included in the adopted code.

Mayor Charlie Hales said the vision of urban planning remains, but must be modified from time to time to address the changing reality.

“We had a vision for main streets and we still do,” Hales said. “This doesn’t mean we’re moving away from our vision; it just means we’re adjusting. And you know what? We likely will have to do this again in the future.”

Read the adopted New Apartments and Parking Zoning Code Amendments

Background

Portland's first Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 1980, includes goals and policies to “... regulate off-street parking to promote good urban form and the vitality of commercial and employment areas.”

In the early ’90s, City officials rewrote the Zoning Code and included three new commercial zones to promote main street storefront character with mixed use/residential development.

Today, historically low vacancy rates, especially in inner Portland, have resulted in a boom of apartment construction, many without onsite parking. In response to community concerns about potential parking impacts, the City Council directed the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability to develop Zoning Code amendments that require some parking for larger multi-unit buildings.

For more information about the background reports or to read the FAQ, visit the project web page at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/59974.

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About the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS)

Through partnerships and collaboration, BPS provides: Citywide strategic and comprehensive land use planning; neighborhood, district, economic, historic and environmental research, planning and urban design; policy and services to advance energy efficiency, green building, waste reduction, composting and recycling, solar and renewable energy use, and local sustainable food production; as well as actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bps.