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Review the Residential and Open Space Zoning Update Discussion Draft

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has released the Discussion Draft for the Residential and Open Space Zoning Update. Community review and feedback on the Discussion Draft will inform the Proposed Draft, scheduled to be released in February 2016. At that point we will invite further testimony for the Planning and Sustainability Commission.

Review the Residential and Open Space Zoning Update Discussion Draft

Residential Zoning Map changes are proposed to:

  • Match newly applied Comprehensive Plan designations, addressing a variety of situations.
  • Help prevent risk to public health and safety in areas with high natural hazard risk, infrastructure constraints, and/or limited urban services.
  • Address David Douglas School District school capacity constraints by reducing zoning potential until the district can accommodate increased enrollment.
  • Rectify various situations, including nonconforming density and split-zone sites.

New Open Space zones also acknowledge publicly owned lands that are either now or in the future intended for public open space use.

View the interactive map of changes being considered and submit comments directly on the Map App. Please submit comments or questions on the Discussion Draft by Monday, December 21, 2015.

Additionally, you can send comments via email or letter:



City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Attn: Residential and Open Space Zones
1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100
Portland, OR  97201

For more information, visit the project website at Or call the Comprehensive Plan Helpline at 503-823-0195.