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Agenda: September 13, 2012 Residential Development and Compatiblity PEG Meeting


Residential Development and Compatibility Policy Expert Group 

Date: September 13, 2012

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, 7th Floor - Conference Room 7A

Meeting Goals

Obtain input on policy options and areas of concern on the following:

  1. Site planning for multi-dwelling development on large/irregular lots: 

site layout, outdoor areas, connectivity, etc.

  1. Building form for multi-dwelling development

Welcome, overview
 (4:00 p.m. / 10 minutes)

Presenter: Deb Meihoff, facilitator; Barry Manning, BPS / PEG Lead

Description: Review meeting objectives and flow; announcements

PEG Process Updates and Feedback
 (4:10 p.m. / 10 minutes)

Presenter: PEG Members, staff, facilitator

Description: (1) Comments on meeting notes. (2) Update on items from August meeting. (3) PEG member feedback from previous meeting or process in general.

Presentation:  Portland Demographics
(4:20 p.m. / 20 minutes)

Presenter: Radcliffe Dacany, BPS Staff

Description: Overview of demographic data and maps illustrating inter-city and regional trends in race, ethnicity, income, poverty.  Opportunityfor PEG Q&A + Public Comment.

Policy Topic Presentation 1:  
Site planning for multi-dwelling development on large/irregular lots:  site layout, outdoor areas, orientation, connectivity, etc. (4:40 p.m. / 20 minutes)

Presenter: Chris Scarzello, BPS;  Amy Gilroy,Steve White, Oregon Public Health Institute

Description: Staff and guest presentations of policy; health, equity, and other key issues and community concerns

Related Materials:

Policy Topic Presentation 2:
 Building form for multi-dwelling development       (5:00 p.m. - 10 minutes)

Presenter: Chris Scarzello, BPS

Description: Staff presentation of policy, key issues and community concerns

Related Materials:

Group Discussion on Policy Topics 
(5:10 p.m. / 35 minutes)

Facilitator: Deb Meihoff. 

Draft questions to consider: 

  1. Should the city apply more discretion in the review of site plans for developments on large lots?  Are the existing policies adequate to address the issues and concerns outlined, or what sort of changes are needed?
  2. Should new policy support requiring development features such as outdoor areas? Which features?  Under what circumstances?
  3. Should city policy continue to allow a variety of development/building forms in multi-dwelling zones? Under what circumstances or types of places should there be a different policy?
  4. What type of site standards should be applied to single-dwelling or detached structures in multi-dwelling zones?  What are the implications?
  5. What existing residential development policies are affecting developers’ abilities to address the identified health and equity issues?
  6. What are the unintended consequences of any approach/action?

Note:  PEG may take public comment on topics during this portion of the meeting.

Public Comment
 (5:45 p.m. / 10 minutes – as needed)

Wrap-up, comments, next agenda
 (5:55 p.m. - 5 minutes)

Presenter: Deb Meihoff

Description: Summarize discussion: general agreement, issues that generated divergent opinions that specifically need to be captured in the notes.

For more information, please contact either Barry Manning Bureau of Planning and Sustainability at 503-823-7965 or or Deb Meihoff, Facilitator at 503-358-3404 or