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Save the Date: Mixed Use Zones Project Info Sessions

Portlanders can help shape new commercial/mixed use zones for Portland by participating in the Mixed Use Zones Project.

You’re invited to an info session to learn more about the Revised Zoning Concept and share your feedback.

Session #1
February 25, 2015, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500 (2nd Floor)
Refined Concept presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Session #2
February 26, 2015, 7:30 – 10 a.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500 (2nd Floor)
Refined Concept presentation at 8 a.m.

These sessions will begin with an informal open house. A presentation on the Mixed Use Zones Revised Zoning Concept will occur at the times noted above. These will be followed by an opportunity for you to talk to staff, ask questions and provide feedback.

The Mixed Use Zones Project will propose new zones and regulations for commercial and mixed use development intended to:

  • Improve height transitions to lower density residential zones.
  • Address building scale and divide the mass of larger buildings.
  • Encourage ground floor activity and commercial uses in key areas.
  • Require more ground floor windows and building entrances.
  • Provide shared or outdoor space for residents.
  • Foster affordable housing and commercial space, historic preservation, plazas and other features.

Staff will present information and ideas on the zoning concepts and use public input to help create the Revised Zoning Concept document.

Project goals and next steps

Over the next 25 years, roughly half of Portland's new housing development is expected to occur in mixed use Centers and Corridors. The Mixed Use Zones Project will revise Portland’s Commercial and Central Employment zoning codes applied in Centers and Corridors outside of the Central City to address issues that arise with newer more intensive mixed use building forms.

A Mixed Use Zones Preliminary Zoning Concept was released last fall. The Revised Zoning Concept is expected to be finalized in March 2015. After completion of the zoning concept, proposed zoning codes will be developed, with public hearings anticipated in Summer/Fall 2015.

For more information about the Mixed Use Zones Project, please visit: