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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

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Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

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

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About the Residential Development and Compatibility Policy Expert Group

The Residential Development and Compatibility PEG will consider policies related to the design and compatibility of new residential development in areas outside of centers and corridors. Potential policies will be considered within the context of the “five Portlands,” recognizing that for many issues one size does not fit all. This PEG may explore issues related to the size, scale, and location of infill development, multi-dwelling development, and transitions between centers and corridors and residential areas. (Implementing the Equity Framework and Healthy Connected City strategy of the Portland Plan)

Meeting Schedule

The Residential Development and Compatibility PEG will hold its first meeting June 28, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Ave, Room 7A. Beginning in July 2012, PEG meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7A. For transit directions, we recommend TriMet Trip Planner. For driving and Biking directions, we recommend Google Maps. There is on-street metered parking and a parking garage located beneath the building. Check our News and Updates page for more information including meeting agendas and minutes.

Potential Topics

The Residential Development & Compatibility Policy Expert Group will consider policies related to the location, design and compatibility of new residential development in areas outside of centers and corridors.  Specific issues to be addressed include:

  • Scale and compatibility of single- and multi-family development
  • Infill design, density, and site planning
  • Location and intensity of multi-dwelling development outside of neighborhood centers
  • Transition from commercial to residential zones and from high- to low-density


Community members have been chosen for their experience and ability to draw on the feedback and experiences of a larger community or constituency regarding perspectives on the topic of their PEG, and for their ability to collect feedback from that community or constituency when needed. Agency staff members have been chosen to bring an agency perspective to PEG discussions and to be able to take back and share PEG developments within their agencies, getting feedback when needed.


Matt Davis, Multnomah County Health Department

Tamara DeRidder, Community Member

John Gibbon, Community Member

Anyeley Hallova, Comprehensive Plan Update Community Involvement Committee

Michael Hayes, Community Member

Gabe Headrick, Community Member

Rodney Jennings, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Gordon Jones, Community Member

James McGrath, Community Member

Rod Merrick, Community Member

Erika Palmer, Community Member

Stanley Penkin, Comprehensive Plan Update Community Involvement Committee

Samuel Rodriguez, Community Member

Emily Sandy, Portland Bureau of Development Services

Eli Spevak, Community Member

Irma Valdez, Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission

Justin Wood, Community Member

Staff Lead

Barry Manning, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability or 503-823-7965


Deb Meihoff, Communitas Planning