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Commissioners covered FAR bonuses, bicycle parking, family housing and the view of Vista Bridge.
On February 14, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) worked though their Central City 2035 work session agenda, including:
You can watch the video of the work session is here.
On February 28 staff will come back to the PSC with several items that were carried over from previous meetings, including the Broadway/Weidler Interchange Project that came out of the N/NE Quadrant Plan. Staff will also offer a number of other minor amendments for the PSC’s consideration. The link to the packet for the February 28 work session is here.
On March 14 staff will bring forward amendments to the bonus and transfer code that are necessary to implement Council’s recently adopted Inclusionary Housing program and some changes that could be made to improve that program in the Central City. Keep an eye out for news about that work session on this blog.
The final planned PSC work session will be on April 11. Project staff expect to bring final amendments to the Commission. They will ask the PSC to take a final vote on the entire CC2035 Plan package and forward it on to City Council as a recommended draft.
Central City 2035 Plan — work session
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City Council will discuss amendments at February 22 meeting, then vote.
City Council held a hearing on the RICAP 8 Recommended Draft on February 15, 2016. After a staff presentation, Commissioners offered a number of amendments to the package and heard public testimony.
To provide additional time for public review of the seven amendments introduced, Commissioners decided to hold the written record open until they reconvene on Wednesday, February 22 at 11 a.m. to vote on the amendments. Written testimony on the amendments is welcome until that time; no oral testimony will be taken on February 22.
Seven new amendments were proposed, including:
Mayor Wheeler’s four amendments are summarized in a memo; the other three amendments are in a separate document. Both of these documents, as well as the RICAP 8 Recommended Draft and RICAP 8 Recommended Draft summary, can all be found on the RICAP 8 website.
If you wish to submit written testimony on any of the amendments, it must be emailed to the Council Clerk at CCTestimony@portlandoregon.gov or sent to 1221 SW Fourth Avenue, Room 130, Portland, OR 97204. Written testimony must be received by 11 a.m. on February 22 and must include your name and mailing address.
For questions, please contact RICAP 8 Project Manager Kathryn Hartinger at 503-823-9714 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIP team will begin transforming the adopted Concept Report into specific code and mapping changes.
Following City Council’s adoption of the Residential Infill Project Concept Report in December 2016, staff has begun “translating” the recommended concepts into specific code and mapping changes. Reflecting community input, the Council-approved and amended concepts would:
For more information about the concepts, see Council's Final Concept Report as well as a Summary of Council’s Adopted Concepts. Both of these documents have incorporated Council’s amendments. A Matrix of Council’s Amendments, arranged by topic area, has been prepared by staff.
Read news about the amendments published shortly after City Council voted on the RIP Concept Report on December 7.
Mayor Ted Wheeler has directed Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff to bring a recommendation on the RIP housing overlay zone boundary to the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) for public hearings and deliberations. The boundary will reflect the goals for the project as well as constraints, such as whether transportation and sewer infrastructure can handle the additional demand. The boundary may also be adjusted based on physical barriers and natural features and will be reviewed for potential economic, housing affordability and equity impacts.
This fall, prior to the PSC hearings, community members will have an opportunity to review the draft code changes and zoning map amendments. The PSC is expected to forward their recommendation to City Council by Spring 2018.
Staff is planning to conduct a check-in with the community later this spring. Stay tuned for more information on the timeline and upcoming ways to participate in the project.
For general information about the project, visit the website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/infill.
Commission seeks youth member to fill upcoming vacancy
About the Planning and Sustainability Commission
Formed in 2010, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) has specific responsibility for the stewardship, development and maintenance of the City's Comprehensive Plan, Climate Action Plan and Zoning Code.
The PSC includes 11 volunteer members with expertise in a range of areas. The Commission’s main role is to advise City Council on Portland’s long-range goals, policies and programs for land use, planning and sustainability; they do so by holding public hearings and discussing issues and proposals. Their recommendations aim to create a more prosperous, educated, healthy, resilient and equitable city. As a group, they have a variety of viewpoints, and together they balance a variety of City goals.
Proposed Youth Position
To continue to increase the diversity of the PSC, one position will be filled by a younger community member. We are seeking someone who is enthusiastic about innovative urban solutions, new technologies, community building and efforts to make Portland a thriving, livable city for all.
The PSC reviews numerous long-range planning projects, and a youth perspective is especially important since today’s youth will be those inheriting our efforts. Engaging youth on the PSC provides a new perspective and opinion on issues that will help shape the future of the city.
Applicants should have a true personal interest and commitment to the work the PSC is responsible for overseeing. The position will have the same duties and responsibilities as all PSC members and is a voting position.
Typical time commitment includes two 4-hour monthly meetings, reading/preparation time prior to each meeting, as well as possible additional time on sub-committees.
Applicants for this position should:
To indicate your interest in serving on the Planning and Sustainability Commission please complete an application form and return it to the City's Office of Neighborhood Involvement at 1120 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland OR 97204. Please include a letter of recommendation from a personal or professional reference with your application. The PSC values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in this position to apply.
Applications will be reviewed by BPS and Mayor's office staff beginning on March 10, 2017. A final selection and appointment will be made by the Mayor in April. Applications for those who apply that are not selected will be kept on file for two years for consideration when the position is again open or vacated.