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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

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Phone: 503-823-7700

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1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Why are these changes proposed?

The new Portland Comprehensive Plan projects that a substantial amount of future growth will occur in centers and corridors located throughout the city. The City of Portland is revising the mixed use/commercial zones that will be applied in these centers and corridors to make the zoning rules work better for everybody involved.

City planners have heard that rules for building should be easier to understand, new mixed use/commercial buildings should fit in better with the neighborhood, and the Zoning Code should more effectively encourage new buildings to have things that the community values, like affordable housing.

This zoning change for mixed use and commercial areas will help manage growth to create more vibrant places, increase housing choices, and enable businesses to thrive and meet the daily needs of nearby residents.