About 50 people attended last week’s Comprehensive Plan Update workshop in Southwest Portland’s Multnomah Village, where they learned about proposed goals and policies for transportation, housing, urban design, economic development and the environment, among others. Breakout sessions allowed participants to give feedback on how to spend our limited infrastructure dollars, where population and employment growth should go, how to accommodate industry and environmentally sensitive areas, and what Portland’s future neighborhoods and business districts should look like.
The Infrastructure Investments breakout session allowed participants to spend a hypothetical $100 among five areas – both before and after a group discussion.
More Workshops Ahead
If you missed the Southwest workshop or you’re waiting for one closer to home, here are six more opportunities to participate in the Comprehensive Plan Update – including one tonight in North Portland:
- North: Tuesday, February 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
De La Salle North Catholic High School
7528 N Fenwick Avenue, Portland
- Southeast: Thursday, February 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Franklin High School
5405 SE Woodward Street, Portland
- East: Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
David Douglas High School
1001 SE 135th Avenue, Portland
Spanish interpretation provided.
- Central: Tuesday, March 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway, Portland
- Northeast: Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Beaumont Middle School
4043 NE Fremont Street, Portland
- Business: Thursday, March 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Mercy Corps – Aceh Community Room
45 SW Ankeny Street, Portland
Portlanders can also fill out a survey at the workshops or online. Give us your advice on five sticky policy issues in the Comprehensive Plan Working Draft.
With your feedback on the Working Draft Part 1, the Comprehensive Plan Update team will revise the goals and policies and develop draft maps and a capital project list to share with the public in the fall.