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The ABCs of Land Use is a free workshop designed for neighborhood activists, business association members and land use volunteers who are interested in learning:
This page provides links to the PowerPoint presentation and handouts from the most recent ABCs of Land Use Workshop, presented on October 18, 2014 at the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN).
If you are interested in participating in or being notified of future ABCs of Land Use workshops, contact Paul Leistner, ONI neighborhood program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 503-823-5284, or your neighborhood district coalition office.
The resources available on this page include:
ABCs of Land Use PowerPoint Presentation (revised Feb 2018)
Neighborhood System Resources
Land Use Planning Structures and Processes
Development Review Standards and Processes
If you have questions or suggestions for how to make this resource more useful, contact Paul Leistner, ONI neighborhood program coordinator, at email@example.com, or 503-823-5284.
Flow chart that shows the steps in the "legislative process" to develop a new land use plan.
Flowchart that shows the relationship between Oregon State Planning Goals, Metro regional 2040 Plan, City of Portland Comp Plan, and City of Portland area and neighborhood plans.
Helpful City government and neighborhood system resources for more information and help on planning and development review.
Table of neighborhood notice and other requirements and timelines for Type I, II, IIx, III, IV land use reviews, and Comp Plan Map Amendments and Goal Exceptions
Overview of the Zoning Code, and development standards (what development is allowed) in individual Base Zones, Overlay Zones, and Plan Districts and other zoning requirements.
A guide on how to present effective testimony at a Planning Commission or City Council hearing. This resource was prepared by Amanda Fritz when she served on the Portland Planning Commission.
A step-by-step primer for neighborhood land use chairs on how to respond to a land use notice. This resource was prepared by Amanda Fritz when she served as a neighborhood association land use chair.