Planning and Sustainability Commission resumes consideration of the River Plan / South Reach Proposed Draft

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Commissioners will discuss watershed health, recreation, and urban design at the May 12 PSC work session.

After a brief pause from public meetings due to the stay-at-home orders, the Planning and Sustainability Commission has resumed its meetings virtually. At its May 12 online meeting, Commissioners will continue their discussions about River Plan / South Reach Proposed Draft.  

Project planners have prepared a packet of information and amendments to discuss with the Commission. These amendments stem from public testimony received on February 25. Topics will include: 

Watershed Health and Resilience 

  • River setback 

  • Enforcement of landscaping regulations 

  • Ross Island Sand and Gravel 


  • Trails 

  • Residential docks 

  • Enforcement on Parks’ property 

Riverfront Communities – Design Recommendations 

  • Amendments to Macadam Character Statement 

  • Revised Macadam Character Statement Draft 

Review the meeting materials 

Agenda for the May 12 work session 

What’s next? 

The Commission will hold another work session with project staff on Tuesday, May 26. Tentative topics for discussion include:  

  • Tribal coordination (archaeological resources code) 

  • Riverfront communities (houseless population)

  • Miscellaneous topics and code proposals

The PSC will likely take action on all the amendments and make a final vote on the River Plan / South Reach Proposed Draft on May 26. Check the PSC event page one week in advance for the meeting agenda and materials.