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Portland's Comprehensive Plan Update E-News

October 2014 – Special Edition (CORRECTION)

Written comment period extended until March 13, 2015 (not the 31st)
The Planning and Sustainability Commission will hold two more hearings on the Comprehensive Plan Proposed Draft this fall. Hearings about the updated Transportation System Plan (TSP) candidate project list and the Economic Opportunities Analysis are scheduled for early 2015 (see story below).
The PSC will begin work sessions on November 18 to discuss key issues that have emerged through public testimony. The commission will use this first work session to identify topics for subsequent work sessions in winter and early spring 2015.
During the hearings and at the beginning of the work sessions, the commissioners will identify any issues they want to discuss early in work session process (e.g., West Hayden Island and industrial land supply).
So get your comments in early
After the 2014 public hearings conclude and during the work sessions, written comments will continue to be accepted (but not oral testimony). This will allow individuals and groups to provide feedback to commissioners during the work sessions. It also allows community members to inform their comments with emerging Mixed Use and Campus Institutional zoning details. 
However, people are encouraged to get their comments about the Proposed Draft in early because the PSC will begin to formulate their recommendations based on testimony received to date during their work sessions.
We currently anticipate leaving the written record for the Comprehensive Plan Proposed Draft open until March 13, 2015. Staff will then compile all comments heard to date to create a draft recommended plan for the PSC before making a recommendation to City Council.

Next public hearing on Tuesday, October, 28 at PCC Southeast
If you live in Southeast or travel 82nd Ave or Division, you might recogize the view above. Hint: Notice the FURNITURE sign on the right. This is how this emerging neighborhood center could look in 15 to 20 years with the kind of growth and investments proposed in the draft Comprehensive Plan.
It’s also near the sight of the next public hearing on the Proposed Draft in the Community Hall on the PCC campus in Southeast. Have your say about the proposed land use changes, goals and policies as well as infrastructure investments by testifying to the Planning and Sustainability Commission in person or in writing. Then go outside and squint down the street and imagine the future …

Jade 15-20
PBOT seeks comments on updated project list for Transportation System Plan
On October 20, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) posted an updated Transportation System Plan (TSP) candidate project list on the Comprehensive Plan Map App. The bureau is seeking public comments to help determine which projects will eventually be prioritized for funding. You can comment directly on the Map App under the TSP tab.  
As part of the Comprehensive Plan Update, the TSP includes:

  • Policies that guide the maintenance, development and implementation of Portland’s transportation system.
  • A list of projects and a financial plan that will accommodate 20 years of population and employment growth.
  • Master street plans and modal plans.
  • Strategies and regulations for implementation, including street classification maps. 
The updated candidate project list is slightly different than the one in the draft Citywide Systems Plan. The new list shows projects added from plans adopted since 2007, corrections, completed projects and funded projects.  

Charting a new path to zoning
Land Use Map vs. Zoning Code: Task 4 & 5 overlapping sequence explained
Many participants in the Comprehensive Plan Update process have expressed concern about the City making land use decisions without a clear idea of what new zoning code could look like for mixed use areas and campus institutions.
In this story, we explain the difference between land use designations and the zoning code and how state Periodic Review dictates the process and sequencing of tasks for the development of a new long-range plan for Portland. You can also read the story below and attend a Mixed Use Zones Project workshop in early November. 

Charting a new path to zoning
MUZ workshop
Preliminary concepts for Mixed Use Zones shared at upcoming workshops
In planning circles and among devoted community activists, the release of new zoning concepts for mixed use areas is akin to awaiting the new (half) season of Mad Men. Anticipation and speculation abound about design, height and setback allowances, FAR and bonuses — all important components of neighborhood character. 
The wait is almost over. Preliminary zoning code concepts for mixed use areas will soon be shared and discussed with the public at two workshops in early November. 

Preliminary concepts for mixed use zones


Planning and Sustainability Commission Hearing on the Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan
Tuesday, October 28, 5 – 9 p.m.
Portland Community College SE Campus, Community Hall
2305 SE 82nd Ave


Planning and Sustainability Commission Hearing on the Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan
Tuesday, November 4, 5 – 9 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 2500

Planning and Sustainability Commission Work Session on the Draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan

Tuesday, November 18, 6 – 9 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 2500


Mixed Use Zones Workshop for Preliminary Concept Proposal
Wednesday, November 5, 6 – 9 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 2500


Mixed Use Zones Workshop for Preliminary Concept Proposal
Thursday, November 6, 6 – 9 p.m.
Jefferson High School cafeteria: 5210 N Kerby Ave

1900 SW 4th Ave, 7th Floor | Portland, OR 97201 US



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