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You're Invited: Mixed Use Zones Project Open House at Cleveland High School on March 10

mixed use buildingThe future of Portland’s neighborhoods is taking shape. The Mixed Use Zones Project is developing new rules for the size, shape and location of new buildings in Portland’s bustling commercial main streets and busy corridors.

Join us at an open house to learn about the Revised Zoning Concept, including new draft development and design standards. This open house is being held jointly with the Powell-Division Transit and Development Project.

Mixed Use Zones Project Open House

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Cleveland High School Cafeteria
3400 Southeast 26th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202

  • Cleveland High School is at the corner of SE Powell Blvd and SE 26th Ave.
  • TriMet lines 10-Harold and 9-Powell directly serve Cleveland High School.
  • The cafeteria can be accessed from the main entrance on SE 26th Ave or from Franklin St, which is on the north side of the high school.

Light refreshments will be provided.

What will the project do?

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. Attend the open house to join the conversation and learn about concepts for zoning code regulations 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.
  • Promote 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.

Timeline & Next Steps

A Preliminary Zoning Concept was released last fall. The Revised Zoning Concept will lead to proposed zoning codes this spring, with public hearings beginning in Summer 2015.

Why are we doing this?

Portland is expected to grow over the next 20 years. Where new households and jobs locate is key to supporting and enhancing the qualities that help make Portland an attractive place. Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan proposes to focus neighborhood businesses and much of new household growth in mixed use Centers and Corridors that will serve as the anchors of convenient, walkable neighborhoods, helping Portland meet its vision for becoming a more prosperous, healthy, equitable and resilient city.

For more information about the Mixed Use Zones Project:



Phone:  503-823-7700

Mail: City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

1900 SW 4th Avenue #7100, Portland, OR, 97201