On March 6, 2019, the Portland City Council considered the Neighborhood Contact Code Update Recommended Draft at a public hearing. The proposed changes to the Zoning Code would allow more people to get early information about large building projects in places where they live, work and visit.
Commissioners heard testimony from six people and discussed the project. Testifiers spoke about how they have seen the existing code requirement play out in their neighborhoods and what they would like to see the proposal change.
Council closed the testimony record and is considering the verbal and written testimony. Commissioners will propose and discuss amendments, then hold a final vote on the revised draft at a future meeting, tentatively scheduled for April 11.
After adoption, the code changes are expected to take effect in late 2019 or early 2020.