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West Quadrant Survey Closes May 10th

Help shape the future of the west side of the Central City by sharing your thoughts and ideas

Do you live, work, go to school or visit the West Quadrant of Portland’s Central City? Do you care about the future of the Pearl District, Old Town/Chinatown, Goose Hollow, the West End, Downtown, South Downtown and/or South Waterfront? We’d like to hear from you.

Tell us what you think by filling out the West Quadrant Issues and Opportunities Survey, available online through May 10, 2013. Share your ideas and preferences for these West Quadrant areas, and give us your input on topics such as housing, transportation and neighborhood services.

The survey and West Quadrant Reader, a short newspaper-like document outlining issues, opportunities and ideas for Portland’s West Quadrant, are part of the first phase of the West Quadrant planning process. The survey is a starting point for the public conversation about the West Quadrant, and your responses will help the project team outline directions for the West Quadrant Plan.

For more information, please contact Elisa Hamblin at (503) 823-9714 or via email at

Public Hearing for West Hayden Island Draws Large Crowd

Commission concludes public hearing but will accept written testimony until May 14.

On May 7, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) held a public hearing on the West Hayden Island (WHI) Amended Draft Plan. More than 150 people attended, with over 70 people providing oral or written testimony, including sovereign nation tribal representatives and former members of the project advisory committee. The hearing lasted four hours; the Commission closed the public hearing at 9 p.m. once all testifiers had a chance to speak. Because all oral testimony was completed at the meeting, there will not be a PSC meeting or continued hearing on May 14. 

Although the WHI oral hearing is closed, the Commission will keep the written record open until May 14 at 5 p.m. Written testimony must be received by 5 p.m. on May 14 to be considered for the record. You may submit testimony by emailing or by mailing a hard copy of your comments to PSC, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201.

Summary of key dates:

  • May 14: CANCELLED (continuation of WHI hearing/work session). However, written testimony will be taken through 5 p.m. on this date.
  • May 28 at 6 p.m.: The PSC will hold an evening work session to discuss potential amendments to the draft plan. No public testimony will be taken. Please check the PSC calendar one week prior to the event for the exact time of the WHI discussion.

PSC News: May 7, 2013 meeting recap and documents

West Hayden Island Amended Draft Plan — hearing


  • West Hayden Island Amended Draft Plan hearing

Meeting files:

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