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Phone: 503-823-7529

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UFC Policy Statements

Per PCC 11.20.020, "the Urban Forestry Commission reviews and provides input on plans, policies, and projects developed pursuant to other City Code provisions which contain elements or which affect matters related to urban forestry and other matters to ensure that the policies of the Urban Forest Plan are fully considered."

The UFC Policy Committee meets monthly and all members of the public care welcome to attend.

Policy Committee Meetings 
First Monday of every month
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Mt. Scott Community Center, Small Conference Room
5530 SE 72nd Ave.

Information on the plans and projects the UFC is currently tracking is provided below, along with previously issued statements:

Plan/Project Current Draft Comment
Period End
UFC Hearing City Council Hearing Next Draft Release 
Better Housing by Design Proposed Draft   June 25, 2018      
Residential Infill Project Proposed Draft - BPS revising per PSC feedback.  

Nov. 28, 2017

   March 2019  Recommended Draft in Spring 2019

Residential Infill Project (RIP)

PSC wraps up work sessions and confirms with staff the Commission’s initial amendments

On Tuesday, September 11, PSC gave staff direction to begin preparing revised code and maps to reflect the Commission’s initial amendments to the Proposed Draft of the Residential Infill Project ( The PSC is tentatively scheduled to have their final vote on the revised RIP code and maps later this fall. The public will be able to weigh in on the PSCs recommended map and code after they are forwarded to City Council.

Materials for the September 11 meeting are posted on the project website under Planning and Sustainability Commission Materials (


Contact: Julia Gisler, 503-823-7624,


Better Housing by Design (BHD)

Proposed Draft Zoning Code Amendments to be considered by the PSC starting in September

The Better Housing by Design (BHD) project proposes new rules to improve the design and livability of new development and expand housing options in Portland’s multi-dwelling zones. The proposals address topics such as housing diversity and affordability, outdoor spaces, and building and site design. The code amendments include a subset of strategies focused on East Portland.

The Planning and Sustainability Commission held a public hearing on the BHD Proposed Draft on June 12; written public testimony was accepted through June 25. More than 260 people provided verbal or written testimony on the proposals. While testimony is no longer being accepted, you can read submitted testimony by visiting the Map App. (

The PSC will consider the testimony as they deliberate on their recommendations during a series of work sessions. The tentative BHD work session schedule is:

  • Tuesday, Oct 9, 12:30 p.m.: Topic: East Portland development standards and street connections
  • Tuesday, Nov 13, 12:30 p.m.: Topic: Building design and visitability
  • Tuesday, Dec 11, 12:30 p.m.: PSC recommendations

View eight-page summary:


Contact: Bill Cunningham, 503-823-4203,