SOUTH WATERFRONT PLAN ACTION CHARTS
Non-Binding City Policy
The complete text of the South Waterfront Plan Action Charts is available for download as a PDF document.
WHEREAS, neighborhood and area plans are intended to promote patterns of land use, urban design, infrastructure facilities and services that encourage and contribute to the economic, social, and physical health, welfare, and safety of neighborhoods and the City as a whole; and
WHEREAS, the North Macadam Plan was developed by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning in cooperation with other City bureaus and agencies and with participation from property owners, business persons and other interested citizens; and
WHEREAS, the North Macadam Plan directs and manages change over time, and as such the adopted vision statement, policies, objectives, Zoning Code, and design guidelines of the North Macadam Plan are adopted by Ordinance and will guide decision-making, public deliberation, and investments; and
WHEREAS, it is in the public interest that the recommendations contained in the North Macadam Plan and outlined below in directives c.1 through c.8, be adopted to direct and manage change in the North Macadam Plan area;
WHEREAS, the policy and objective elements of the North Macadam Plan are adopted by Ordinance as part of the Comprehensive Plan, the action charts included in attached Exhibit A are not adopted as part of the Comprehensive Plan;
WHEREAS, the action charts describe the recommended implementation projects and programs of the North Macadam Plan, and identify appropriate time frames for implementation and identify public, nonprofit and private agencies and partnerships to lead or oversee implementation of each action; and
WHEREAS, the Portland Planning Commission recommends that the City Council adopt the action charts of the North Macadam Plan;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Portland, a municipal corporation of the State of Oregon, that the City Council adopt the action charts of the North Macadam Plan , as shown in Exhibit A, and that:
a. The implementation actions associated with the North Macadam Plan action charts are approved by City Council as a starting place for projects and programs that will help implement the policies of the plan;
b. All actions are adopted with the understanding that they may need to be adjusted or replaced with more feasible alternatives. Identification of an implementor for an action is an expression of interest and support with the understanding that circumstances may change over time and may affect the implementation leader’s ability to take action; and
c. The City Council authorizes the City agencies identified on the action charts as implementors, to engage in activities aimed at implementing the projects and programs called for in the action charts of the North Macadam Plan, specifically:
1. The City Council directs the Portland Development Commission to work with Parks and Recreation, Portland Office of Transportation, Environmental Services, Office of Sustainable Development, Planning, Tri-Met and other relevant agencies to identify funding sources and strategies to implement projects, programs and activities listed in the action charts of the North Macadam Plan over the next five, ten and twenty years;
2. The City Council directs the Portland Office of Transportation to work with Environmental Services, Planning, Portland Development Commission and other relevant agencies to update the Street Plan for North Macadam, including updates to the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan, the street plan maps, street standards and street plan principles, to be consistent with the policies and Transportation Concept of the North Macadam Plan, and return to City Council for review and acceptance no later than January 20, 2003;
3. The City Council directs the Portland Office of Transportation to survey the top of bank of the Willamette River in the North Macadam District, consistent with the diagrams of the North Macadam Plan;
4. After the action called out under directive c.3, above, is complete, the City Council directs the Bureau of Planning to amend the Zoning Code to use a mapped top of bank in the North Macadam Subdistrict based on the survey.
5. The City Council directs the Bureau of Parks and Recreation and the Bureau of Planning to coordinate development of the Design Coordination Plan for the Greenway in cooperation with Portland Development Commission, Environmental Services, Portland Office of Transportation, ESA Program and other affected bureaus, with involvement by North Macadam property owners, in a process operating under the River Renaissance umbrella.
6. The City Council directs the Bureau of Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with Portland Development Commission, Bureau of Planning and Portland Office of Transportation, to coordinate development of a local improvement district or comparable instrument that provides a mechanism to collect district contributions for greenway improvements.
7. The City Council directs the Bureau of Planning, in cooperation with other city bureaus and agencies, to monitor and evaluate implementation of the Zoning Code and other implementation actions of the North Macadam Plan. In addition, the Bureau of Planning is directed to report back to Council within three years on these implementation items to ensure that the city is achieving the goals described in the North Macadam Plan.
8. The City Council directs the Bureau of Planning to work with the Bureau of Development Services to complete an inventory of existing surface parking in the North Macadam District, including number of spaces, square footage and location. This information will be used as a baseline when the City administers and tracks the surface parking limitations in the subdistrict.
9. The City Council directs the Bureau of Planning to update the Central City Plan to include the North Macadam Urban Design Map as shown in the North Macadam Plan.]
10. The City Council directs the Bureau of Planning to rename the plan area "South Waterfront" and, upon adoption, make the subsequent changes to the name of the project documents including the plan, zoning code and design guidelines as well as references to this subdistrict of the Central City plan district.
11. The City Council directs the Bureau of Planning, the Portland Development Commission, the Office of Management and Finance and other city bureaus, to update Council on land and development costs in the North Macadam District during the development agreement negotiation process.
Resolution No. 36111 adopted by Council November 13, 2002.
Filed for inclusion in PPD September 30, 2004.