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Through partnerships and collaboration, BPS develops innovative and practical solutions to create and enhance a prosperous, educated, healthy and equitable city.

Mass Shelter and Housing Zoning Code Update

Project to provide more land use flexibility in the siting of mass shelters, short-term and affordable housing.

Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments

The project would help implement new policy direction for fossil fuel distribution and storage facilities through changes to the Zoning Code

Planning and Sustainability Commission

Advises City Council on the City of Portland's long-range goals, policies and programs for land use

Multnomah County Central Courthouse Project

This project will amend the maximum height limit on Block 8, Portland, to accommodate a new County Central Courthouse.

Powell-Division Transit and Development Project

The Powell-Division Transit and Development Project (Powell-Division) is intended to bring new regional transit and supporting development to Southeast Portland, East Portland and Gresham in five to seven years.

Mixed Use Zones Project

This project will develop new mixed-use planning and zoning designations in Portland’s commercial and central employment zones

Institutional Zoning Project

This project will develop new campus institution zoning procedures and standards, and identify infrastructure investments that could facilitate institutional employment growth

Environmental Planning

Protecting and enhancing Portland's environment for today and future generations

District Liaison Program

Working with community partners to help neighborhoods and commercial areas flourish as great places to live, work, shop, learn, gather and play

Economic Development Planning

Supporting prosperity through long-range planning and economic research

The Portland Plan

An inclusive, citywide effort to guide the physical, economic, social, cultural and environmental development of Portland over the next 30 years

Employment Zoning Project

This project will implement new directions set in the Comprehensive Plan Update to meet 20-year land needs for job growth while protecting watershed health and neighborhood livability.

Brooklyn Station Areas

The Brooklyn Station Area project is providing detailed planning for the Rhine and Holgate station areas on the new Portland-Milwaukie light rail line. This process builds on the work completed through the Inner SE Station Areas process.