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Comp Plan November ’14 update

Portland's Comprehensive Plan Update E-News


November 2014

Thanks, Portland, for all your testimony, comments and feedback! 
Since the Comprehensive Plan Proposed Draft was released on July 21, hundreds of Portlanders have commented in person to the Planning and Sustainability Commission at four public hearings, in writing and via the Map App. While written comments on the goals, policies and land use map are still being taken until March 13, 2015, no more public hearings are scheduled until early 2015. Instead the PSC will begin discussing unresolved issues and topics during several upcoming work sessions. 

Final public hearing for 2014 on draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan draws large crowd
Draft Concepts for Mixed Use Zones debut
Roughly 90 people learned about draft zoning concepts at two Mixed Use Zones Project workshops last week. Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff shared a preliminary concept document, which identifies four new zones being developed, including three Commercial Mixed Use zones and a Commercial Employment zone. A new Centers Overlay Zone is also being considered.

Draft Preliminary Zoning Concept for Mixed Use Zones debuts
Map App redux
Our geographic information system (GIS) team has been busy creating an even better online tool to help Portlanders evaluate proposed land use changes and infrastructure projects in the draft 2035 plan. The new Map App Explorer combines the Comprehensive Plan proposals with updated data layers from the previous version of the Map App (v1) so you can combine layers like demographic information with proposed transportation projects, for example. 

Calling All Map Nerds
Episode 3: Creating Great Places
Creating Great Places features the key ingredients of healthy connected neighborhoods
Now you can learn more about how Centers and Corridors make cities like Portland such great places. Episode 3 of this video series features Portlanders from all over the city sharing what they love about their neighborhood or main street. Hear from the mayor, local business owners, community leaders and residents about how the Centers and Corridors growth management strategy can help fill in the gaps in our neighborhoods and provide more of the “ingredients” of vibrant places to all. 

Watch This Video: Creating Great Places
Meet the Makers: Centers & Corridors video series

From left: BPS Urban Designers Courtney Ferris, Marc Asnis and Lora Lillard, Graphic Designer Leslie Wilson and Urban Design Studio Lead Mark Raggett
Designers parlay their visual imaging skills into accessible medium 
BPS urban and graphic design staff rolled up their sleeves in a big way to produce the Centers and Corridors video series. Read how this scrappy team of go-getters undertook citywide smartphone shoots and in-house editing sessions to deliver these fun and informative videos. 

Watch This Video: Creating Great Places


Comp Plan Work Session at PSC

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

Community Involvement Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 19, 8 – 10 a.m. 
1900 SW 4th Ave
Room 2500A

Mixed Use Zones Project Advisory Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 19, 4 – 6 p.m. 
1900 SW 4th Ave 
Room 2500A

Mixed Use Zones Project Advisory Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 17, 4 – 6 p.m. 
1900 SW 4th Ave 
Room 2500A

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