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Public invited to provide testimony on Map Refinement Project Proposed Draft

The Map Refinement Project follows the Comprehensive Plan Update, refining the new zoning map to ensure it is in alignment with the newly adopted Comprehensive Plan Map and guiding land use policies.

The Map Refinement Project Discussion Draft was released in June 2017, prompting 53 comments from individuals and organizations. Project staff used this feedback to create the Proposed Draft, which was released on Sept. 12, 2017. Public notice about the Proposed Draft and public hearings will be mailed to affected property owners and occupants, as well as neighborhood associations and other organizations, starting on Sept. 14, 2017.

Read the Map Refinement Project Proposed Draft.

The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) will consider formal public testimony on the Map Refinement Project Proposed Draft. Community members are invited to submit their written testimony to the PSC until October 24, or in person at a public hearing on Oct. 24, 2017.The Commission may amend the proposal and will subsequently vote to recommend the changes and draft plan to Portland City Council.

Summary of potential map changes

Many of the items in the Map Refinement Proposed Draft reflect simple map corrections to the Comprehensive Plan Map land use designations and/or Zoning Map base or overlay zones. This will ensure that regulations are implemented in alignment with policy direction in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

Highlights include:

  • Exhibit O – Further Refinement Directive, dated December 2016
  • Reconciliation of Bureau of Development Services land use reviews between January 2013 and August 2017
  • Reconciliation of nonconforming development, as appropriate, constructed between January 2013 and August 2017
  • Technical and policy priority map changes (e.g., affordable housing, City bureau coordinated, nonconforming commercial uses, overlay zone modifications, split zones)

How to Testify

You can provide testimony for the Map Refinement Project Proposed Draft in the following ways:

In person: Before the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC), Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 5 p.m., CH2M Building: 2020 SW 4th Ave, Lincoln Room (1st floor), Portland

Email: with subject line “Map Refinement Project Testimony”

U.S. Mail

Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission
Map Refinement Project Testimony
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 7100
Portland, OR 97201

Map App: View proposals in our interactive Map App and use the comment tab to provide your testimony.

What is the difference between the Zoning Map and the Comprehensive Plan Map?

Next Steps

The PSC will consider public testimony and then forward a recommendation to City Council for consideration and additional public review. After public hearings, Council will vote to adopt the Map Refinement Project early next year.

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