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LCDC upholds Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan

The Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) voted on March 15, 2018, to reject six appeals that had been filed in December to block elements of Portland's newly adopted Comprehensive Plan. The 20-year plan includes new land use policies, land use maps and zoning, and new public facilities plans.

Appeals from the Multnomah Neighborhood Association cited objections to mixed use zoning in Multnomah Village and the “middle housing” policy adopted with the new plan. The neighborhood association also objected to new community engagement policies adopted with the plan. Another appeal concerned the zoning designation of a property in the Arnold Creek area. 

State officials are now expected to prepare a written order implementing the Commission’s decision. The LCDC decision may be appealed to the Oregon Court of Appeals. If the LCDC decision is not appealed, the plan will be considered “acknowledged” by the state. 

The plan is scheduled to go into effect on May 24, 2018.