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West Portland Town Center Plan testimony deadline extended to Friday, October 29 at 5 p.m.

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Community members invited to review the new long-range plan for SW Portland and share their comments with the Planning and Sustainability Commission.
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Acknowledging the struggles of the past couple of years and the ongoing impact of the pandemic and economic stress on many in our community, the West Portland Town Center team is extending the deadline for public testimony on the West Portland Town Center Proposed Draft.

The Planning and Sustainability Commission held two virtual public hearings on September 14 and 28. You can watch the hearings on the PSC’s YouTube channel

Portlanders have also submitted testimony via the Map App.

There is still time for you to testify!

The Commission will continue to take written testimony, via the Map App or U.S. Mail, through October 29, as they prepare to discuss and deliberate on the Plan in October and November. Testimony is due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021.

  • Use the Map App — It’s as easy as sending an email. Click “Testify” at upper right to provide comments.

Testify via the Map App

  • Or send comments by U.S. Mail to:

    Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission
    West Portland Town Center Plan Testimony
    1810 SW 5th Ave., Suite 710
    Portland, OR 97201

Curious about what people are saying? You can read other’s comments about the Plan on the BPS testimony reader. You can also view the past WPTC Plan-related PSC meetings online:

August 10 – PSC WPTC Plan briefing

September 14 – PSC WPTC Plan hearing

September 28 – PSC & Design Commission WPTC Plan hearing

What comes next?

This Fall the PSC will review and consider oral and written testimony on the Proposed Draft. During three work sessions (dates below), they will discuss the Plan and feedback and deliberate to refine the proposals in the Plan. From those work sessions, they will direct staff to make amendments to the plan and prepare a new “Recommended Draft” to send to City Council. Council is expected to review the Plan and take testimony (verbal and written) starting in late Winter or Spring 2022.

The upcoming PSC work sessions can be watched on the PSC - YouTube channel:

  • October 26 at 5 p.m.
  • November 9 at 12:30 p.m.
  • November 30 at 5 p.m.

Thank you for your interest and participation in developing a new long-range plan for the community in the West Portland Town Center area. Your voice matters.

There’s a lot in this plan. If you have any questions, please reach out to the WPTC project team.

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West Portland Town Center Plan Staff