As the Central City absorbs 30 percent of the city’s population growth and welcomes more than 50,000 new jobs, we’ll need more housing and urban amenities like parks, shops and places to eat. We’ll need more office space as well as space for innovators and makers. We’ll need more and better access to the river, a tree canopy and energy-efficient buildings. And we’ll need new and easier ways to get around, whether by car, bike, rail, bus or trail.
Because people who live, work and play in urban areas need access to all these things.
We’re ready for growth and change.
Over the past several years, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has been working with community members, property owners, architects and builders, renter and affordable housing advocates, communities of color and other stakeholders to develop a new long range plan for the Central City. The goal is to prepare the urban core for the change to come and ensure that the heart of the city supports healthy, prosperous, resilient and equitable outcomes for all.
More than 8,000 Portlanders contributed to the CC2035 planning process. And now it’s time for City Council to hear from you.
We invite you to read the plan. Maybe not the whole thing; it’s six volumes with multiple parts! But here are some topics you might find interesting:
- Want the big picture? Skim the introduction and overview.
- What about the Willamette River? There are lots of actions identified in the Natural Resources Protection Plan.
- Transportation. That’s a big one. Find out how the plan ensures the movement of people and goods to, from and through the Central City. And parking.
- Heard about the Green Loop? See why it’s creating a buzz.
- And let’s not forget New Chinatown and Japantown. The plan helps preserve these important historic districts within the Central City.
Like what you see/read? Think the plan needs to be improved?
Tell City Council what you think.
You can testify on the CC2035 Plan in person at a public hearing on Thursday, September 7 at 2 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue.
Can’t do that? There are several other ways you can share your feedback.
Map App: Submit public testimony to City Council via the interactive Map App. Select a specific property or geography and use the online feedback form to submit your testimony.
Email: You may email your testimony to CC2035@portlandoregon.gov. Be sure to state “CC2035 Testimony” in the subject line.
U.S. Mail: Or mail the Central City team at:
Central City 2035
1900 Southwest 4th Avenue #7100
Portland, OR 97201
See your and other's testimony online via the Testimony Reader. Note that it may take 10 to 14 days for staff to enter testimony submitted by U.S. Mail, email or pdf. Testimony submitted via the Map App will show up instantaneously.
Questions about the plan?
Call the CC2035 hotline at 503-823-4286 or send us an email at CC2035@portlandoregon.gov.