Planning and Sustainability Commission to hold additional public hearing on Ezone Map Correction Project on August 24

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Portlanders invited to review and testify on the amended Proposed Draft Ezone Map Correction Project; additional properties included to protect streams, wetlands, forests and slopes.

The Ezone Map Correction Project Proposed Draft was released in June 2020, including changes to the overlay zones that protect and manage the city’s environmentally sensitive and significant areas. Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Commission subsequently held two public hearings on the proposed changes to the ezones in July 2020 and February 2021.

Over the past year, project staff or consultants have conducted more than 600 site visits to verify where streams, wetlands, forests and slopes are located.

The information from the site visits, as well as other amendments, including exemptions to allow vegetation to be managed to reduce wildlife risks, have been incorporated into an amended Proposed Draft report and online maps.

On August 24, the PSC will hold an additional public hearing so Portlanders can have another opportunity to testify about the Ezone Map Correction Project’s updated maps and proposed code amendments. If you’d like to provide comments during the Zoom meeting, you must register through the PSC event listing by 5 p.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021. Written testimony will be accepted via the Map App until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

Review the amended Proposed Draft (available on August 20)

The draft Project Report Summary of Results, and Zoning Code Map Updates are available to view now. The final documents including map images, plus specific site reports, will be available by Friday, August 20. View the project documents.

Learn more about the Ezone Project

Contact Ezone staff or visit the project homepage for more information.