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Staff to begin drafting code and map changes in early 2017
On December 7, 2016, City Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution that accepted the Residential Infill Project Concept Report with several amendments from the commissioners. Council amendments were based on testimony they heard at their November 9 and 16 public hearings. Nearly 120 people testified in person; Council also received approximately 550 letters and emails during their review.
Watch the videos of City Council sessions about RIP (November 1 a.m., November 9 p.m., November 16 p.m. and December 7 a.m.).
What did City Council approve?
Council voted on a set of concepts that aim to discourage home demolitions, while increasing housing choice in Portland’s single-dwelling residential neighborhoods. During the public hearings Mayor Charlie Hales often asked testifiers: If given the choice, would they 1) do nothing; 2) modify staff’s recommendations; or 3) start completely over. Most people responded that the recommendations were a good start but modifications were needed.
Overall, City Council agreed. Recognizing that the Concept Report gave general policy direction and guidance for staff to develop code and mapping proposals, Council made several modifications before they accepted the concept recommendations. Below is a summary of the Commissioner’s amendments by topic area.
Scale of houses
For more detailed information about what City Council voted on, staff has prepared a matrix of the approved recommended concepts and the City Council amendments.
The acceptance of the Concept Report sets the stage for the next phase of the Residential Infill Project: code writing and map amendment proposals. This phase, beginning early 2017, will include public review of a Discussion Draft, followed by public hearings at the Planning and Sustainability Commission and City Council before final adoption by City Council. For more information about the project, visit the website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/infill
The 2017 Electric Vehicle Strategy is an update to Portland's first electric vehicle strategy.
Portland's first electric vehicle strategy, Electric Vehicles: The Portland Way was developed in 2010 to prepare for the launch of the first widely available electric passenger vehicles. The electric vehicle market landscape has changed significantly over the past six years. The 2017 Electric Vehicle Strategy is an updated version that establishes the City's current electric vehicle-related priorities and identifies the actions the City will take before the end of 2020 to further the electrification of the transportation sector. The 2017 EV Strategy is scheduled to be considered by Council on Wednesday, December 14.
Read the 2017 Electric Vehicle Strategy.
City Council Public Hearing(s):
The public is invited to testify on the Electric Vehicle Strategy at the upcoming City Council hearing.
December 14, 9:45 a.m. (time certain)
All public hearings will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue. Meetings will be broadcast live at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/28258.
How do I testify at City Council?
You may testify in person by signing up when you arrive. Check the Council agenda prior to the hearing to confirm the item is still scheduled.
You may also testify in writing:
Via U.S. Mail: 1221 SW Fourth Ave. Room 130, Portland, Oregon 97204
Via email: email@example.com.
Note: Written testimony must be received by the end of the hearing(s) and must include your name and address. All testimony to City Council is considered public record, and testifiers' name, address and any other information included in the testimony will be posted on the website.
At the end of the public hearing, City Council will vote on a resolution to adopt the 2017 Electric Vehicle Strategy.
Amends: 120, 140, 239, 266, 285, 296, 510, 561, 566, 567, 585, 815, 910, 920
This packet includes only the pages affected by the update. Please note, subsequent updates may have modified these pages. The links to chapters in the chart below will provide the current version of the chapter.
Contact: Phil Nameny, 503-823-7709
Substantive Changes: Mass Shelters and Housing
Contents of Update Packet #176 (effective 12/9/2016):
|Chapter||Remove Pages||Insert Pages||Changed because of:|
|33.120||7-10, 13-14, 59-60||7-10, 13-14, 59-60||Amended; typo|
|33.140||5-8, 35-36||5-8, 35-36||Amended|
|33.910||27-28, 39-40||27-28, 39-40||Amended|
The official Title 33, Planning and Zoning (Zoning Code) is the printed copy in the Development Services Center. PDFs available on this website are not the official text of Title 33, Planning and Zoning. Although every effort is made to ensure that the two texts are identical, errors or differences may remain. It is the user's responsibility to verify the legal accuracy of all provisions.
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We recently published an interactive Zoning Code map showing the existing zoning for the City of Portland. You can search by address or click around to find the zoning for any property within the city.
Updated hearing date due to weather
Due to City offices being closed due to inclement weather on December 8, the Council hearing on an Inclusionary Housing program and Inclusionary Housing Zone Code Amendments has been rescheduled due to December 13 at 9:00 a.m. Public testimony will be taken, and written testimony will be accepted at least until this time. Send testimony directly to the Council Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.