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Agenda: January 17, 2013 Neighborhood Centers PEG Meeting

Neighborhood Centers Policy Expert Group

Date:  Thursday, January 17
Time:  8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location:1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Conference Room 2500A (Second Floor)

Welcome, Introductions and Updates (8:00 a.m.)
Presenters:  Steve Faust, Facilitator, Bill Cunningham, BPS

  • Distribution of Comprehensive Plan Working Draft copies
  • Centers polices compilation
  • Public workshop schedule

Urban Design Framework (8:40 a.m.)
Presenters:  Mark Raggett, Lora Lillard and Bill Cunningham, BPS
Description:  Presentation of the draft Urban Design Framework, focusing on its centers element.  BPS is looking for initial feedback on the framework elements and input on approaches to presenting and supporting public discussion of the Urban Design Framework as part of the February/March public workshops.

Related Material: Urban Design Framework

Design, Scale and Transition in Centers and Corridors (9:20 a.m.)
Presenters:  Matt Wickstrom and Bill Cunningham, BPS
Description:  Presentation and discussion of the topic of the design and scale of new development in centers and corridors.  During this session, staff will summarize community concerns raised about the design and scale of new development in these areas and will provide an overview of policy and implementation approaches related to the management of the design, development scale and transitions to lower-density zoning in these areas.  BPS is looking for initial feedback on these topics and identification of issues that merit further discussion in future PEG meetings. 

Equity Issues:  Impacts of policies and regulations on housing opportunities and affordability

Public Comment (10:10 a.m.)

Next Steps (10:25 a.m.)

Adjourn (10:30 a.m.)

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