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PSC News: March 12, 2013 meeting recap and documents

Minimum Parking Requirements for Multi-Unit Buildings — hearing / recommendation


  • Minimum Parking Requirements for Multi-UnitBuildingshearing / recommendation

 Meeting files:

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

West Quadrant Plan: Goose Hollow Summary Report Available

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: 

  • Goose Hollow has many assets that make it a desirable place to live and work, including its central location, historic buildings, neighborhood feel, views, and trees/greenery.
  • There is a desire for the district to become a more active and vibrant place. Participants noted that there is currently no clear center or retail main street within the Goose Hollow area. SW Jefferson was identified as a possible neighborhood main street.
  • There is an identified need for better connections and an improved pedestrian environment that help link Goose Hollow with surrounding areas and make walking and biking in Goose Hollow more enjoyable. 
  • Participants had a desire for more usable open space that serves a neighborhood park function. Adding new open space, as well as repurposing existing open space such as Collin's Circle, were suggested.
  • There is support for redevelopment of the Lincoln High School as an "urban school" with community amenities and potentially a mix of uses.
  • Lastly, there is also a need to consider more flexibility for a broader range of uses in parts of the district (currently residential development is required in much of the area).

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

City Council to Hold Public Hearing on Recommended Parking Minimums

Recommended zoning code amendments address concerns about new apartments with little or no parking in commercial corridors and along frequent transit lines

City Council will hold a public hearing on the New Apartments and Parking Recommended Zoning Code Amendments for parking minimums on April 4, 2013, at 2 p.m. Public testimony is welcome.

City Council Public Hearing
Recommended Zoning Code Amendments for Parking Minimums
City Council Chambers
1221 SW 4th Avenue
Public testimony will be taken.

Written testimony can be submitted to the Council Clerk at 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 140, Portland, OR 97204, or FAX comments to 503-823-4571. Emailed testimony can be sent to Testimony must be received by April 4. 

The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) held a public hearing regarding new apartments and parking on March 12, 2013. The commissioners heard testimony from a variety of stakeholders and community members on a proposal presented by City staff. Following public testimony and deliberations, the PSC recommended minor changes to the proposal.

Read the PSC’s Recommended Draft

For more information or to read the FAQ, please visit the project web page at