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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

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Agenda: July 19, 2012 Neighborhood Centers PEG Meeting

Thursday, July 19 2012, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
1900 SW 4th Ave., Portland, Conference Room 7A on the 7th Floor

The general public is invited to attend. For more information on the Comprehensive Plan Update and the Policy Expert Groups, visit


Welcome and Introductions (8:00 a.m.)
Presenter: Steve Faust, Facilitator

Centers Typology Discussion (8:20 a.m.)

Presenter:  Bill Cunningham
Description:  Review and discuss a refined typology of centers that is responsive to differences in the functions, activities and scale of different types of centers and their roles in accommodating housing and employment growth.
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Housing Discussion (9:00 am)
Presenter:  Uma Krishnan
Description:  Discuss the following Comprehensive Plan Housing Policies:

  1. Balanced Communities (Location Policy) – consider the new direction that intends to prioritize new housing in locations with a good access to transit, jobs, open spaces, schools and essential services alongside creating opportunities in areas with a large stock of affordable housing.
  2. Accessible Housing – consider the new direction that intends to strongly promote building up the city's accessible housing stock based on Universal Design principles in new construction and adaptation of existing units.

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Public Comment (9:45 am)

Next Steps (9:55 am)

Adjourn (10:00 am)

For more information, please contact Bill Cunningham, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability at 503-823-4203 or or Steve Faust, Facilitator at 503-278-3456 or

Other Background Material (supplemental reading)