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New Historic District Design Guidelines for South Portland headed to City Council

The Recommended Draft Design Guidelines are now available for review; Portlanders invited to testify in writing or at a public hearing on Nov. 2.

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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability invites community feedback on proposed code amendment to City’s Renewable Fuel Standard

Public comment will remain open through Monday, Oct. 3, 2022.

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Plan for the future of the West Portland Town Center heads to City Council for a public hearing on Oct. 12

Portlanders invited to testify on community development, land use, and infrastructure proposals to shape the future of West Portland Town Center as an equitable, resilient, and people-focused place.

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September 2022 – 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.

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Proposed code amendments to require EV charging conduit in new multi-dwelling/mixed use buildings heads to PSC

Public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 13, starting at 12:30 p.m.

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Plan to protect Portland’s residents, properties, wildlife and floodplains heads to Planning and Sustainability Commission

Portlanders invited to testify on the Floodplain Resilience Plan Proposed Draft to the PSC virtually or in person at a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m.; and testify in writing via the Map App.

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Refinements to the Shelter to Housing Continuum project ready for public review

New proposals will streamline the process of creating shelter for people experiencing houselessness; address code barriers and unanticipated technical issues.

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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability gets City Council approval on two critical climate-related initiatives

Commissioners unanimously adopt the Climate Emergency Workplan and the Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments; pave the way for new renewable fuel standards.

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Sustainability resources for home-based businesses

Home-based businesses can take advantage of residential energy and water saving programs.

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3 tips to bring bike riders to your business

Set up free bike racks and promote your bike friendly offerings.

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Don't flush your Franklins down the toilet

Save money and water by fixing leaky toilets or upgrading to a water-efficient one.

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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.

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Portland City Council shares praise, gratitude for Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s Climate Emergency Workplan

The public may submit written testimony until the start of the agenda item at Council on Wednesday, August 24.

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August 2022 – 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.

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PCEF Program achieves over 1,000 cooling unit installations

In need of heat relief? Call 211 to get transportation to a local cooling shelter and other resources. For medical help, call 911.

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Portland City Council unanimously approves largest single investment in climate justice in City history

$107 million will fund 65 projects fighting climate change as nation faces unrelenting heatwaves, wildfires, drought and other extreme weather events.

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WANTED: Candidates for new Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Portland

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is looking for a passionate and skilled manager to lead the City of Portland’s renowned climate and sustainability work.

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July 2022 – 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.

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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability announces recommendations for Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund Round 2 RFP

The full recommended portfolio will be presented to City Council on Wednesday, July 13, at a first reading.

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Parkrose Community Plan gets a zine

Two youth transform the plan into a visually accessible story about the history and future of their community.

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