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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 Periodic Review

Portland is updating its Comprehensive Plan, as required by the State of Oregon, through a process called "periodic review." According to the State, “the fundamental purpose of Periodic Review is to ensure that local comprehensive plans are: 

  • Updated to respond to changes in local, regional and state conditions,
  • Coordinated with other comprehensive plans and investments; and
  • In compliance with the statewide planning goals, statutes and rules."

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability developed a work plan for this update that has been approved by City Council and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD). The work plan includes the following tasks:

  1. Community Engagement: Providing open and meaningful opportunities for individuals and organizations to effectively influence the Comprehensive Plan update.
  2. Inventory and Analysis: Conducting research and analysis necessary to provide a solid factual base for the Comprehensive Plan update.
  3. Consideration of Alternatives: Exploring the social, economic, environmental and energy implications of alternative patterns of development.
  4. Policy Choices: Considering and making a variety of policy choices.
  5. Implementation: Identifying and developing implementation measures necessary to carry out the policy choices.