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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.

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City Council votes unanimously to adopt code refinements that help shelter providers site and tailor improvements to their properties

Changes focus on small outdoor shelters like Safe Rest Villages.

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February 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.

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City Council to consider updates to the Shelter to Housing Continuum Project

Portlanders invited to testify on new proposals to streamline the process of creating shelter for people experiencing houselessness, address code barriers, and unanticipated technical issues.

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January 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.

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December 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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Shelter to Housing Continuum – Part 2 proposals head to City Council

The Planning and Sustainability Commission recommends the S2HC2 proposal after adding a few code amendments; Portlanders can testify in writing via the Map App or in person to City Council at a public hearing on Feb. 8, 2023.

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November 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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October 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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Refinements to the Shelter to Housing Continuum project heads to Planning and Sustainability Commission

Commissioners will hear testimony on proposals to streamline the process of creating shelters for people experiencing houselessness; address code barriers and unanticipated technical issues.

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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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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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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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Shelter to Housing Continuum Code Package – Notice of Adoption

Includes links to the ordinance and supporting documents, exhibits, and findings.

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City Council unanimously adopts Shelter to Housing Continuum Code Package

Changes expand where homeless shelters are allowed, add a new shelter format (outdoor shelters), and allow group living more broadly as well as occupancy of RVs and tiny houses on wheels.

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Faith-based institutions will play a role in resolving the homeless crisis

City Council accepts one more amendment to the Shelter to Housing Continuum proposals.

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City Council Amends Shelter to Housing Recommendations

Temporary homeless shelters will not be allowed in parks or adjacent parking lots.

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City Council to consider amendments to the S2HC package on Wednesday, March 31

Commissioners signal that temporary shelters will not be permitted in natural areas and parks.

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Shelter to Housing Updates

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PSC recommends Shelter to Housing Continuum Zoning Code changes

City Council will hold a public hearing on March 17th, before the City’s housing emergency expires.

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