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March 12, 2013, 12:30 p.m., 1900 SW 4th Ave Room 2500A. The public is invited to attend.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2013
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
PORTLAND, Ore. — On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, the Planning and Sustainability Commission will hold a public hearing to consider proposed code amendments for new apartments and parking. The public is invited to attend.
WHAT: Planning and Sustainability Commission Public Hearing on New Apartments and Parking Proposed Zoning Code Amendments
WHERE: 1900 SW 4th Ave, Room 2500A, Portland, OR 97201
WHY: In the last year, there has been an increase in new multi-dwelling buildings along commercial streets in Portland's close-in neighborhoods, including projects that do not include off-street parking. These projects are being built under current City policies and Zoning Code provisions. Some community members have reacted with concern about the number of these projects and lack of parking, while others have expressed support for current policy. At the direction of City Council, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff have put together the proposed code amendments, which are focused on creating minimum parking standards for new large multi-unit buildings.
Read the proposal: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/434428.
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.
The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), www.portlandoregon.gov/bps develops innovative and practical solutions to create and enhance a prosperous, educated, healthy and equitable city. The bureau 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.
March 8 event brought together people interested in the future of Old Town/Chinatown
On Friday, March 8, more than 70 people attended a community planning forum in Old Town/Chinatown. They heard from project staff, guest speakers Peggy Moretti and John Jay, and discussed the future of the neighborhood. The presentations were well received, and the discussions were lively and respectful. The results and key themes from the forum are feeding into a working charrette on Friday, March 15 and will provide direction for larger West Quadrant Plan. Some of the presentations given at the event are available online. Nicholas Starin from the City presented on the West Quadrant and Old Town/Chinatown History and Planning. Peggy Moretti from the Historic Preservation League of Oregon presented on Celebrating History and John Jay from W+K Garage and Wieden + Kennedy presented on ideas of New Asia and the Creative Corridor.
A flyer for the events in Old Town/Chinatown can also be found online. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the work in Old Town/Chinatown, please contact the West Quadrant Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Minimum Parking Requirements for Multi-Unit Buildings — hearing / recommendation
An archive of meeting minutes, documents and audio recordings of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at http://efiles.portlandoregon.gov/webdrawer/search/rec?sm_clastext=Planning%20and%20Sustainability%20Commission&sort1=rs_dateCreated&count&rows=50.
Summary of key takeaways from two outreach events in December 2012 is online
As part of the West Quadrant Plan, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability held two early events in December 2012 to focus on the Goose Hollow District of the Central City. Both the workshop and concept development charrette helped to identify assets, issues and opportunities as well as generate ideas for the future of the area. A Summary Report and Appendix provide a recap of the results from these two events. Some of the highlights from the community input include:
The ideas presented in the report will continue to be refined with stakeholders and the Goose Hollow Foothills League in the coming months and will feed into the larger West Quadrant Plan Charrette scheduled for June 2013. For more information about the Goose Hollow planning process, contact Elisa Hamblin at (503) 823-9714 or via email at email@example.com.