News

Planning and Sustainability (BPS) News Menu
Displaying 1 - 20 of 474

Proposed amendments to Portland’s parking code to be considered by City Council

Portlanders invited to review the Parking Compliance Amendments Recommended Draft and testify in writing via the Map App or in person to City Council at a public hearing on June 7.

News article


Lower SE Rising Area Plan Available for Public Review

Draft land use and transportation plan for Brentwood-Darlington and nearby areas to expand opportunities for neighborhood businesses, housing, and safe transportation options.

News article


Portland Clean Energy Fund releases second draft of Climate Investment Plan

The five-year investment plan outlines PCEF’s commitment to climate justice.

News article


Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability announces “Cooling Portland: A PCEF-funded Climate Resilience Program”

Formerly named “PCEF Heat Response Program,” Cooling Portland announces goal of installing 4,000 energy-efficient heat pump/cooling units in 2023.

Press release


Apply for the RFS Technical Advisory Committee

BPS is looking for members for a Renewable Fuel Standard Technical Advisory Committee (RFS TAC). The seven-member RFS TAC will consist of renewable fuel producers and suppliers as well as an economist. Members will share their knowledge about technical and economic issues with the Bureau Director.

News article


May 2023 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Project Updates

A monthly snapshot of BPS's active land use planning work going on throughout the City of Portland. Please see the project updates and websites below for more details, and to find contact information for the appropriate project staff.

News article


Early garbage pickup on hot days

On very hot days, waste collection may start earlier than usual for the safety of collection drivers. Residential customers should set garbage, recycling, and compost bins out at the curb the night before.

News article


Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability announces funding award for AfroVillage Old Town Community Wireless Network project

AfroVillage PDX’s successful award application will invest in Old Town community and economic development through seed funding for a neighborhood owned publicly accessible wireless network.

Press release


April 2023 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Project Updates

A monthly snapshot of BPS's active land use planning work going on throughout the City of Portland. Please see the project updates and websites below for more details, and to find contact information for the appropriate project staff.

News article


Help us guide how the City’s surveillance technologies policy is implemented

The Smart City PDX program wants to make the implementation of the surveillance technologies policy a community driven process.

News article


Portland’s new Planning Commission convenes for the first time

Eight new Planning Commissioners held their inaugural meeting with Commissioner Carmen Rubio and BPS staff.

News article


Community participation sought for LGBTQ+ Historic Sites Project

Portlanders are invited to submit information about older buildings with historical ties and significance to the LGBTQ+ community.

News article


Vehicular parking code updates ready for public review

Updates to parking rules will reduce regulations for the amount of vehicular parking required with development and add new standards to include green features with larger parking lots.

Blog post


Join the next Clean & Efficient Buildings Business Opportunities Workshop

Learn how to grow your business and explore opportunities that address climate needs as part of a series of free, interactive workshops.

News article


Portland Clean Energy Fund releases first draft of Climate Investment Plan

The five-year investment plan outlines PCEF’s commitment to climate justice.

News article


Garbage service delays due to snow and ice

In case of snow or ice, leave garbage, recycling, and compost carts at the curb. They will be emptied as soon as it is safe to do so.

Updated News article


Take the Clean Industry Initiative survey

Survey was open to building owners and operations managers through March 31, 2023.

News article


Have an idea? We have a Mini Grant.

Applications are always open, and we will make our next selections after the April 1 deadline.

News article


March 2023 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Project Updates

A monthly snapshot of BPS's active land use planning work going on throughout the City of Portland. Please see the project updates and websites below for more details, and to find contact information for the appropriate project staff.

News article


Portland City Council unanimously passes surveillance technologies policy 

In a unanimous vote on Feb. 1, 2023, Portland City Council passed a resolution to create a citywide inventory of surveillance technologies and implement privacy impact assessments in procurement processes.

News article