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Anti-Displacement Action Plan


The Anti-Displacement Action Plan (ADAP) is a joint effort between the City of Portland and the community to coordinate policies and actions that promote equitable development and reduce the harmful impacts of involuntary displacement on residents, businesses and cultural organizations.

Better Housing by Design

Effective March 1, 2020

An update to Portland's multi-dwelling zoning code.

Central City 2035

Through 2035

Portland's long-term plan to guide development and decision-making in the Central City.

SW Corridor Equitable Housing Strategy


The SW Corridor Equitable Housing Strategy guides housing policy and investments to leverage a once-in-a lifetime investment in light rail service to prevent displacement and increase choices for low-income households and communities of color.

SW Corridor Inclusive Communities


An ongoing multi-year land use planning and community development effort to plan for healthy, connected, and inclusive communities along the SW Corridor beginning with a West Portland Town Center Plan and South Portland Area Planning

Dark Skies Project: Strategies for Reducing Light Pollution in Portland


The Dark Skies project is developing recommendations to reduce light pollution in Portland.

Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA)

Effective 2021

The design overlay zone (d-overlay) provides direction on development and urban design in Portland’s highest-density places. The Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) project will update and improve the process and the tools used to guide design in these areas.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Ready Code Project

Effective Date – Winter 2021-2022

The project will explore electric vehicle charging infrastructure requirements for multi-dwelling and other residential development. The Electric Vehicle (EV) Ready Code Project will help implement policy direction from the Electric Vehicle Strategy through changes to the zoning code.

Expanding Opportunities for Affordable Housing


There are more than 400 community-based organizations with hundreds of acres of buildable land in Portland. Many members of these communities want to help solve the housing crisis. This project, funded by a grant from Metro, will help them start the process.

Expiration Date Extension Project


Includes Title 33 code amendments that extend the expiration date of some land use reviews, final plats, pre-application conferences, non-conforming update agreements, and Master Plans; maintain inclusionary housing rates that are set to increase; and allow for virtual neighborhood contact meetings.

Ezones Map Correction Project


Correcting the maps of conservation and protection overlay zones (ezones) to better align with existing rivers, streams, wetlands, flood area, vegetation, steep slopes, and wildlife habitat.

Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments

LUBA proceedings are expected later in 2020

The project will help implement new policy direction for fossil fuel distribution and storage facilities, through changes to the zoning code.

The Green Loop

Part of Central City 2035

It's a new way for people to be in the Central City … active, safe and fun. Whether on foot, bike or mobility device, people of all ages and abilities will be able to use the Green Loop to get to work, go for a jog, shop, eat out, play, and meet friends for lunch or a concert in a park.

Historic Resources Code Project


Historic resources provide tangible and meaningful connections to Portland’s past. The Historic Resources Code Project (HRCP) will update and improve the processes, regulations, and incentives that apply to the city’s most significant historic places.

Montgomery Park to Hollywood Transit and Land Use Development Study

Part of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan

Exploring future potential transit service between Montgomery Park in NW Portland and the Hollywood Town Center, and opportunities for housing and jobs in the corridor.

Neighborhood Contact Code Update Project

This project reviewed the "Neighborhood Contact" requirement in the Zoning Code (33.700.025) to create a more effective process to support early information-sharing between project developers and neighbors. The Zoning Code changes were adopted in May 2019 and went into effect Dec. 2, 2019.

Off-road Cycling Master Plan


The project will develop a citywide plan for a system of off-road cycling facilities – such as sustainable trail networks, skill parks and pump tracks – for a variety of users.

Parkrose-Argay Development Study

Summer 2019 and Beyond

Explores opportunities to create a complete and connected neighborhood on the 30-acre site at NE 122nd Avenue and NE Shaver Street.

Powell-Division Transit and Development Project

Design and construction

Will bring new regional transit and supporting development to Southeast Portland, East Portland and Gresham in five to seven years. This is a Metro-led project, and Portland is an active and contributing partner.

Residential Infill Project


The City of Portland is taking a fresh look at the rules that govern the types of housing permitted in our neighborhoods. The changes proposed by this project would allow more housing units to be built in residential neighborhoods, but only if they follow new limits on size and scale.