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Ezone Map Correction Project Schedule Updates

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Due to COIVD-19, the Planning and Sustainability Commission schedule for considering the Ezone Map Correction Project has been revised; first hearing postponed until July.

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Over the past two years, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff have been drafting corrections to the environmental conservation and protection overlay zone maps. These corrections will more accurately align the overlay zone boundaries with streams, wetlands, steep slopes, vegetation and wildlife habitat around the city.

Project Schedule

To limit interactions and practice physical distancing, site visits on private property that were scheduled for March and April will be rescheduled for after the stay-at-home order is lifted. The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) schedule has also shifted.

  • PSC Briefing
    June 23, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.
  • PSC Hearing
    July 28, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Please check the PSC calendar one week before each meeting to confirm that the item is still on the calendar, identify the exact time for this agenda item, and find out if the meeting will be held in person or virtually.

What is the Ezone Map Correction Project?

The Environmental Overlay Zone Map Correction Project will adjust the boundaries of the conservation and protection overlay zones to match the locations of streams, wetlands, floodplains, forests, steep slopes and wildlife habitat. We expect the overlay zones will only change slightly on most properties. But some properties may have expanded overlay zones; others may have smaller ones.

You can learn more in a self-guided presentation:

Find your property on a map

You can use the Ezone Review Map to look up your property. This map will tell you what kinds of environmental protections apply now and what are proposed to change. You can also request a site visit through the Ezone Review Map, and staff will come to your property to review the data.

We anticipate resuming site visits in June, once the stay-at-home order is lifted. New drafts of the corrected Ezones were planned to be released in April but were pushed back until June to reflect rescheduled site visits.

For more information

Website: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/e-zone
Email: ezone@portlandoregon.gov
Phone: 503-823-4225