The Department of Planning and Urban Development is pleased to release a draft of Portland’s new comprehensive plan. This draft plan is based on work that began in 2015 and included a process of extensive public engagement, including attendance at farmers' markets, fairs, middle and high school classes, neighborhood group meetings, and many other events to learn what people in Portland hope for the next 10 years. In all, we have attended well over 40 events this year, hearing from hundreds of people, as well as countless others who stopped by at large events. In addition, last winter we conducted a public survey to which over 2,000 people responded. Creation of this new plan has been a community-wide effort.
The new plan to distills what we heard, as best as is possible, into concise and comprehensive visions for the future of the City we love. As a Comprehensive Plan, it serves as a policy vision for the entire city.
We hope you will read and enjoy this new plan. Below are a couple of options for accessing the plan electronically, and there is also a paper copies available in the Planning Division, on the 4th floor of City Hall, the City Manager's office reception area, and all Portland Public Library branches.
The public hearing on the new plan has been scheduled for March 23rd, at 6PM, to be held in Council Chambers at City Hall (hearing notice can be found here: http://me-portland.civicplus.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/4651?fileID=21097).
There will also be a community forum on the plan in March. Date, time and location of the forum will be announced soon.