Central Northeast Neighbors coalition and Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will host a review and comment session on two discussion drafts of the Comprehensive Plan Update at the September 16 meeting of CNN’s Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting. The discussion drafts are aimed at implementing new land use directions in Portland’s industrial and mixed employment areas as well as the Campus Institutional zoning.
Providence Hospital in Rose City Park and employment zones adjacent to Northeast 82nd Avenue in Madison South and Sumner/Cully neighborhoods are areas included in the discussion. Examples of proposed zoning code changes include limitations on non-industrial uses and new standards for ecologically beneficial design in future industrial zones at airport area golf courses.
The invitation to comment comes on the heels of the July 28 vote of Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Commission to recommend a new Comprehensive Plan to City Council, a framework to guide Portland’s growth and development over the next two decades through 2035.
The draft plan includes a land use map, policy document and a list of needed public facilities, i.e., places where the city can invest in infrastructure. The plan also looks at a broad variety of topics, including economic development, housing, environmental protection, transportation, infrastructure investments and community involvement. Several public facility plans identify needed transportation improvements (such as sidewalks, bikeways and new transit lines) as well as improvements to parks and public buildings; and water, storm-water and sewer configurations.