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PSC News: February 26, 2013 meeting recap and documents

Barbur Concept Plan — hearing / recommendation; West Hayden Island Draft Plan — work session


  • Barbur Concept Plan hearing / recommendation
  • West Hayden Island Draft Plan work session

Meeting files:

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

CC2035: Announcing the West Quadrant Reader and Survey!

Learn about planning issues and opportunities in the West Quadrant of the Central City, and share your thoughts about its future

reader PDFThe West Quadrant Reader, a short newspaper-like document outlining issues, opportunities and ideas for Portland’s West Quadrant, is now available in tabloid-size print or on the web — along with an online survey. The WQP Reader is part of the first phase of the West Quadrant planning process. It’s a starting point for the public conversation about the West Quadrant and will help people provide feedback via the online survey. It will also guide the Stakeholder Advisory Committee discussions in their first few meetings.

You can share your ideas and preferences for the West Quadrant areas, including the Pearl District, Old Town/Chinatown, Goose Hollow, the West End, Downtown, South Downtown and South Waterfront by filling out the West Quadrant Issues and Opportunities Survey, available online through May 10, 2013. The survey seeks community input on topics such as housing, transportation and neighborhood services. Your responses will help the West Quadrant team outline directions for the West Quadrant Plan.

For print copies of the West Quadrant Reader — or to schedule a presentation about the project to your community groups — please contact Elisa Hamblin at (503) 823-9714 or via email at

BPS News: Planning and Sustainability Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Code Amendments for New Apartments and Parking

March 12, 2013, 12:30 p.m., 1900 SW 4th Ave Room 2500A. The public is invited to attend.


March 11, 2013


Eden Dabbs
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

WHEN: March 12, 2013, 12:30 p.m.

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:

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), 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. 

West Quadrant: Old Town/Chinatown Forum Draws a Crowd

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