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June 2024 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Project Updates

A monthly snapshot of BPS's active land use planning work going on across the city of Portland. See the project updates below for more details, and to find contact information for the City staff working on specific projects. Subscribe to get email notifications when these updates are posted.

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Portlanders in need can now dial 311 or go online to request free air conditioning units ahead of summer months

Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) partnering with PDX 311 to expand the reach of its Cooling Portland program

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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability announces new curbside battery collection service

New service to easily recycle old batteries starts today.

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Comment on draft strategies to stimulate development of needed housing

Planning Commission to consider public comment on the Draft Housing Production Strategy and supporting documents

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Meet Eric Engstrom, BPS’s new interim director

On May 15, Eric Engstrom officially took the reigns as the interim director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS).

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Improving household stability. Reducing risk of displacement.

Strategic Program 3: Clean Energy Improvements in Single-Family Homes moves forward

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Package of regulatory improvements to Portland’s zoning code heading to City Council

Portlanders can testify to City Council on the RICAP 10 Recommended Draft at a public hearing on Thursday, May 30 at 2 p.m.

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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability releases proposed Multifamily Energy Reporting and Tenant Notice policy for public comment

Public comment will be accepted between May 15 and June 14, 2024.

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PCEF Committee approves process to allocate additional clean-energy funds

Eligible entities can apply for grants between $20 million and $100 million beginning this spring

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City Council approves a new land use and transportation plan for Lower SE Portland

Changes will allow for more neighborhood businesses and address gaps in transportation infrastructure

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Commissioner Rubio Celebrates Unanimous Approval of Framework for Sustainability and Climate Commission

The Sustainability and Climate Commission will guide City climate action and sustainability goals as a new governance structure and champion body for current and future climate work

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May 2024 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Project Updates

A monthly snapshot of BPS's active land use planning work going on across the city of Portland. See the project updates below for more details, and to find contact information for the City staff working on specific projects. Subscribe to get email notifications when these updates are posted.

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Digital Equity Newsletter – May 2024

Affordable Connectivity Program update, Digital Equity Act (DEA) notice of funding opportunity, Broadband Equity Study community event wrap-up

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Planning Commission to consider new land use and transportation plan for Montgomery Park area in NW Portland

The Montgomery Park Area Plan proposes new direction for NW area, setting stage for housing, more jobs, and transportation options; staff briefing and public hearing on Tuesday, May 21 at 5 p.m.

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Planning Commission seeks candidate for open position

Seeking member to serve on advisory body responsible for guiding, developing, maintaining, and updating the City's Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning Code.

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Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Staff Accept “Game Changer Award” from Lloyd EcoDistrict

Award given “For the visionaries whose actions redefine the possible, setting new benchmarks in sustainability.”

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April 2024 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Project Updates

A monthly snapshot of BPS's active land use planning work going on across the city of Portland. See the project updates below for more details, and to find contact information for the City staff working on specific projects. Subscribe to get email notifications when these updates are posted.

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City Council to hold a public hearing on a new land use and transportation plan for Lower SE Portland on Thursday, April 25 at 2 p.m.

Community members can testify about the Lower SE Rising Plan in person or virtually at the hearing or online.

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Commissioner Carmen Rubio Appoints Donnie Oliveira as Interim Deputy City Administrator for Community and Economic Development

Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Deputy Director Eric Engstrom will fill the Interim Director role for the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability during this transition

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