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August 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of BPS’s active land use planning, solid waste, climate, energy, and sustainability 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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Major updates to the City’s housing-related zoning rules coming August 1

Changes will increase housing supply and accessibility for low-, moderate- and middle-income Portlanders; addresses houselessness and lack of affordable apartments and homes for community members.

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July 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the specific project website and contact project staff with any questions.

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Portland City Council adopts major improvements to the City’s design review process and program

Changes will allow more multi-family housing and mixed-use projects to go directly to the permit process; expands the design standards so more projects can meet them.

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City Council holds hearing on DOZA project amendments and moves most of them forward

Commissioners heard more than 30 people testify in person and received 100+ pieces of testimony in writing on amendments to updates to the design overlay zone process and regulations.

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June 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the specific project website and contact project staff with any questions.

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DOZA Project Update: City Council to hold public hearing on potential amendments on June 10

Portlanders invited to testify during a virtual hearing or online via the Map App.

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City Council to consider amendments to design review proposals

After receiving testimony on the Design Overlay Zone Amendments project to update and streamline the design review process, commissioners will discuss their amendments at a work session on May 26 at 2 pm.

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City Council holds public hearing on the Design Overlay Zone Amendment proposals

More than 50 people testify on updates to Portland’s design review process and program; written testimony remains open until 5 pm on Friday, May 14, 2021.

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May 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the specific project website and contact project staff with any questions.

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City Council to hold public hearing on Portland’s design review process on May 12

Public is invited to testify on the Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) proposals virtually via Zoom and online via the Map App.

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April 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the specific project website and contact project staff with any questions.

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March 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the specific project website and contact project staff with any questions.

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Changes to Portland’s design overlay and design review program are headed to City Council in May

Portlanders invited to testify on the Design Overlay Zone Amendments that will update the tools and processes used to guide design in Portland’s highest density places; public hearing in May.

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February 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the respective project website and contact project staff with any questions.

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January 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the respective project website and contact project staff with any questions.

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December 2020 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the specific project website and contact project staff with any questions.

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November 2020 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the specific project website and contact project staff with any questions.

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The Design Overlay Zone Amendments Project passes milestone

Both the Planning and Sustainability Commission and the Design Commission recommend updates to the City’s design guidelines, zoning code and map to City Council; future public hearing date to be determined.

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August 2020 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the specific project website and contact project staff with any questions.

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