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Important information and announcements about the Map Refinement Project


Public invited to submit written testimony on the Map Refinement Project Amendments

Written testimony is now being accepted on the amendments only until 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

On April 4, 2018, the Portland City Council held a deliberation session on their 52 proposed amendments to the Map Refinement Project. At Commissioner Fritz’s suggestions, Council agreed to re-open the public record for written testimony – on the amendments only – until 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Testifiers may submit their testimony through the Map App, by email or by hand delivery.

Read the Council Amendments Table. In any written testimony, please reference the amendment number and/or address.

How to testify

Testify to City Council online through the Map App: https://www.portlandmaps.com/bps/mapapp/

testify online

By email: cpmaprefinement@portlandoregon.gov; include “Map Refinement Project Testimony” in the subject line

Or hand delivery:
Portland City Council c/o Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100,
Portland, OR 97201
Attn: Map Refinement Project Testimony

Review public testimony as it comes in

Community members can view all testimony as it comes in via the online Testimony Reader: www.portlandmaps.com/bps/testimony.

Next steps

The Portland City Council will consider public testimony at a City Council session on the Map Refinement Project at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Commissioners may introduce new amendments based on public testimony. A final vote on the Map Refinement Project is scheduled on May 24, 2018. The map changes will also become effective on May 24, 2018.

For more information, visit the Map Refinement Project website.

Map Refinement Project – Testimony period extended through 8 a.m., Monday, March 19, 2018

Community members encouraged to send their testimony via the Map App, email or deliver in person to the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

On Wednesday, March 14, the Portland City Council held a public hearing on the Recommended Draft of the Map Refinement Project. Over 30 people testified in person.

Council extended the deadline for written testimony until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018. Testifiers may submit their testimony via the Map App, email or in person. 

  • Map App
  • Email: cpmaprefinement@portlandoregon.gov; include “Map Refinement Project Testimony” in the subject line
  • In person: Portland City Council c/o Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100, Portland, Oregon 97201 Attn: Map Refinement Project

Review Testimony as it comes in

Community members can view all testimony as it comes in via the online Testimony Reader.

The next City Council session on the Map Refinement Project is scheduled for April 4, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. Commissioners may introduce new amendments based on public testimony. A final vote on the Map Refinement Project is anticipated on May 24, 2018. The map changes will go into effect on May 24, 2018.

The Map Refinement Project is evaluating and amending the Comprehensive Plan Map and/or the Zoning Map designations for a limited number of sites or small areas across the city, based on consistency with the recently adopted 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

For more information on this project visit: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/73388

City Council to hold public hearing on Map Refinement Project

Public invited to testify on recommended Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Map changes on March 14.

The Map Refinement Project will evaluate and amend the Comprehensive Plan Map and/or Zoning Map on specific sites for consistency with the recently adopted 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

Following City Council’s direction to explore additional map changes in December 2016, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability kicked off the Map Refinement Project in April 2017. A Discussion Draft was released in June 2017, followed by public review and comments. Project staff subsequently released a Proposed Draft in September 2017. This was followed by a hearing before the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) in October 2017, which drew 176 items of testimony. On November 14, 2017, the PSC voted on their recommendation to City Council.

With the release of the Map Refinement Project Recommended Draft to City Council, the public will have time to review the PSC’s recommendations and provide testimony to City Council through winter/early spring.

CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING
Map Refinement Project Recommended Draft
March 14, 2018
2 p.m., time certain
Council Chambers
1221 SW 4th Avenue

Council will hear testimony on the Map Refinement Project Comprehensive Plan designation and zoning map changes. Additional hearing dates may be scheduled.

See the Map Refinement Project Recommended Draft.

HOW TO TESTIFY

Individuals will have two minutes to speak and may sign up to testify starting at 1 p.m. on March 14. Sign up is first come, first served. Each person in line can sign up for one 2-minute testimony slot.

You may also testify by:

Map App

Email: cpmaprefinement@portlandoregon.gov; include “Map Refinement Project Testimony” in the subject line

U.S. Mail
Portland City Council c/o Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100
Portland, OR 97201
Attn: Map Refinement Project Testimony

Review Testimony as it comes in
Community members can view all testimony as it comes in via the online Testimony Reader.

Next steps

Following the public hearing, Mayor Ted Wheeler will “close the public record” (i.e., in person and written testimony will no longer be taken). Council will then deliberate on the project at one or more additional sessions. Commissioners may introduce new amendments based on public testimony. A final vote on the Map Refinement Project is anticipated in May 2018. The map changes will become effective potentially in June 2018.

Map Refinement Project on its way to City Council

Planning and Sustainability Commission vote to recommend the Map Refinement Project.

On Nov. 14, 2017, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) held a work session on the Map Refinement Project and voted on their recommendation to City Council. At the work session, there were 11 discussion items and 36 consent items. Documents, presentations and video from the work session may be viewed in the PSC Nov. 14, 2017 meeting recap.

The Map Refinement Project Proposed Draft was released in September 2017, prompting 177 items of in-person and written testimony from individuals and organizations. Public testimony may be viewed from the BPS Public Testimony Reader. The PSC used this public feedback to inform their recommendation to City Council.

Next Steps

Project staff expect to release the Map Refinement Project Recommended Draft to City Council in February 2018. The public will have time to review the Recommended Draft and provide comments to City Council through the late winter/early spring. Be sure to check the project calendar for any changes to dates and times.