Question: Where in the city can you find 1,700 acres of industrial land, 170 acres of commercial land, 300 acres of vacant land, 480 acres of open space, 330 property owners, 16 miles of trails, 13 parks and open spaces, and another 13 docks, ramps and boat launches?
Answer: It’s all part of the 6,727-acre Willamette River Greenway — the land on either side of the river that runs from south of the Sellwood Bridge north to the Columbia River.
This kind of information and more is presented in the Willamette River Greenway Inventory, which was recently updated by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. The inventory is an important tool for City planners and the community as they identify and analyze existing conditions along the greenway, and propose map/zoning changes and other strategic actions to improve the riverfront. While the City is also working on an update to the long-range plan for the Central City, the inventory itself does not propose any changes to rules or regulations.
In March, BPS released the updated inventory for public review. Staff shared the results of the inventory at public open houses on May 19 and 29. Now the community is invited to comment on the document in writing or at a hearing before the Planning and Sustainability Commission.
Public Hearing: Willamette Greenway Inventory Report (Goal 15)
Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission
Tuesday, June 24, 6 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Ave, Rm 2500A
In August, the Willamette River Greenway Inventory will go to City Council for consideration.
For more information about the inventory, contact Debbie Bischoff at Debbie.email@example.com or 503-823-6946.