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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Mixed Use Zones Project is an early implementation project of the new Portland Comprehensive Plan. The new plan envisions that a significant amount of future city growth will be focused in centers and corridors located throughout the city. To help implement the plan, the Mixed Use Zones Project is revising Portland’s commercial zones which are applied in centers and corridors outside of the Central City.  

A Proposed Draft of Zoning Code and Map Amendments was published in March 2016. The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposal on May 10, 2016.

If you own property and a new Commercial/Mixed Use Zone has been proposed for it, you should have received a Notice of Comprehensive Plan Zoning Changes (dated April  2016) from the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. If a notice was not received, the Mixed Use Zones Project does not change zoning on your property.

If you did receive a notice, it is important to know this proposal may affect the permissible uses of your commercial property, as well as other properties with the same zone. This proposal would also change the shape and size of new buildings that could be built on your property — if you choose to redevelop. These changes may affect the value of your property.

Below is information on the Mixed Use Zones Project, the new commercial zones and how you can get involved. Have questions? Call the Comprehensive Plan Helpline at 503-823-0195.