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Have you received a City of Portland notice in the mail?

Notice of Zoning ChangeWelcome to the 82nd Avenue Study online “customer service” page. We’re glad you’re here.

  • Perhaps you received a notice in the mail that looks like this, and you’re not sure exactly what it means.
  • Or maybe you heard about proposed zoning and transportation changes along the 82nd Avenue corridor.
  • Or both.

You are not alone! Property owners with a proposed zoning change received the mailing pictured above from the City of Portland. This is required by state law whenever a change in the zoning could affect the value of a property – up or down. Your address was pulled from the County Assessor’s Office.

Another (different) notice was mailed to people that either have property facing 82nd Avenue, expressed interest in being notified of Bureau of Planning and Sustainability projects, are on one of our advisory groups, or are a member of a neighborhood or business association.

The purpose of these notices is to give you a chance to review proposed zoning changes in your neighborhood and testify to the Planning and Sustainability Commission about them. These changes are part of a project called the 82nd Avenue Study.

Renters matter, too

But you don’t have to be a property owner to weigh in on these proposals. The City of Portland also sent a courtesy postcard to residents of properties within 100 feet from proposed zoning changes.

First things first

These proposed changes are meant to improve transportation and pedestrian facilities along the corridor as well as remove barriers to new development (apartments, businesses and mixed use buildings).

You can look at a map that shows where the proposed changes would occur and imagine how they might affect the 82nd Avenue corridor. First thing to know is that these changes are proposals – not the law. We hope you’ll learn more about them and tell the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) what you think.

Any new rules must be adopted by City Council before they become effective. And before adoption, they are refined and changed based on public testimony, as well as PSC and City Council amendments.

Second, these proposals do not require you to sell your land or do anything to your property.

We’re here to help

We want to help you understand the proposal and how it may affect you and your property. You can:

Tell the Planning and Sustainability Commission what you think

Then share your feedback with the Planning and Sustainability Commission via:

Planning and Sustainability Commission Public Hearing
82nd Avenue Study
Tuesday, March 12, 2019,
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Avenue, 2500
Portland, OR 97201

For more information, visit the project website.