The City of Portland Comprehensive Plan is the road map for future development and major capital projects over the next 30 years, and it is being updated as we speak!
The plan seeks to answer important questions such as:
- Where will apartment buildings go? (And more importantly, where will they not go?)
- What do our commercial streets and district look like?
- What parts of town get new parks?
- What sorts of Transportation investments are in the works?
The planning is not 100% done, but the rough vision is ready. the City of Portland wants to hear from you about the specifics of their vision. Did they get the right projects? did they pick the right locations? Using the Comprehensive Plan Map App, you can review the proposals and leave comments.
The Plan is divided into three categories - Land Use (Buildings), Transportation (walking, transit, etc), and Infrastructure (sewers, parks).
The graphic below shows the basics of how to review and comment on proposals - take a look at the map, and let the city know what you think! In particular, the City is looking for feedback about where the new mixed use zoning is supposed to go.
Over the coming weeks, we'll make three posts focused on the Comprehensive Plan Update, each focused on the individual category areas. We’ll offer a brief run through of the major proposals, and share a few public comments from your neighbors.