On June 14, the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) wrapped up its discussion of the West Portland Town Center Plan Proposed Draft and voted to recommend adoption of the WPTC Plan, as amended, to City Council. The Plan includes a number of PSC amendments that bring it further into alignment with Comprehensive Plan policies around healthy and resilient communities.
You can read a summary of those amendments or review Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Plan, as amended.
The vote follows commissioners hearing testimony at two virtual hearings in September of last year, as well as considering written testimony. You can read a summary of written testimony received, and all testimony (written and oral) can be viewed through the online testimony reader.
Parallel to the PSC process, last winter the Design Commission held work sessions on the WPTC Character Statement (found in Volume 2, Section 6) and subsequently voted to recommend adoption of it to City Council.
Now the PSC will send their recommended version of the Plan to City Council, which is expected to review it and take testimony (verbal and written) starting in Fall 2022. The public testimony period is expected to open about a month before the first City Council hearing. More updates will be shared once City Council dates are finalized.
While the Recommended Draft is yet to be published, the online project overview and Map App can still be useful to learn more about the WPTC Plan.