The Ezone Map Correction Project is correcting the maps of conservation and protection overlay zones (ezones) to better align with existing rivers, streams, wetlands, flood areas, vegetation, steep slopes and wildlife habitat. This will not only protect Portland’s natural resources, but will reduce risks to our homes and other buildings as well as roads and infrastructure from flooding and landslides.
The Planning and Sustainability Commission heard public testimony on the proposal on July 28 and voted to continue the hearing to Feb. 23, 2021. Staff are briefing the commission on the project before the hearing. The briefing will include an update on changes to the proposed zoning based on the site visits completed over the summer and fall. Staff will also respond to commissioner’s questions raised after the July hearing.
The PSC briefing was scheduled for January 26 but has been postponed to February 9. You can watch the briefings (live stream and recorded) on the PSC’s YouTube channel. Please check the PSC website to confirm the dates and times for the briefings.
There are two ways to view the Proposed Draft:
- Look up your property on the Portland Map App – Environmental Overlay Zone Map Correction, Proposed Draft.
- Download a copy of the documents.