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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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The vision

  • About half of new homes built over the next 20 years will be in centers and corridors designated on the Comprehensive Plan Map – Civic Corridors, Town Centers, and Neighborhood Centers and Corridors.

  • The plan calls for transforming the city’s major streets into more livable places, with a greater range of transportation choices.

  • Change won’t happen all at once. Many neighborhoods will experience incremental change through infill development. The scale of change will be most noticeable in designated centers and corridors.

  • The Plan’s Guiding Principles provide an anchor or reference point to consider when making trade‐offs and compromises.

  • About one third of new homes built over the next 20 years will be in the Central City.

Portland is a prosperous, healthy, equitable and resilient city where everyone has access to opportunity and is engaged in shaping decisions that affect their lives.

Guiding principles

Not just where but HOW Portland will grow.

Statewide planning goals

Since 1973, Oregon has maintained a strong statewide program for land use planning. The foundation of that program is a set of 19 Statewide Planning Goals.

Metro 2040 Growth Concept

Thousands of Oregonians helped shape a 50-year plan for growth in the Portland metropolitan area, adopted by the Metro Council in 1995.

Urban Design Direction

The Urban Design Direction illustrates how the city intends to grow, how people will experience the public spaces within it, and how different places in the city can be enhanced.