Southwest Land Use & Transportation Forum

Learn more about land use and transportation-related projects, efforts, history and funding that impact Southwest. Network with others to understand and navigate city systems.

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Monday, November 27, 2023, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

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The November 27th agenda includes three topics, Government Transition, Housing Regulatory Relief Project and Fixing Our Streets gas tax renewal. All are welcome!

Visitors at the Pittock Mansion, including a person holding a baby in the air, enjoy the view of downtown Portland.

Government Transition Advisory Committee member Terry Harris will present and lead discussion on Portland's government transition and how that may impact the neighborhood system advocacy framework.

New multifamily residential housing under construction.

Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Planner Phil Nameny will present and answer questions about the Housing Regulatory Relief Project that is on a fast track for approval in December.

Portland Bureau of Transportation Intergovernmental Policy and Resources Analyst Sara Wright will present on PBOT's budget situation and the Fixing Our Streets gas tax renewal. 

Monday, September 25, 2023, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

The September 25 meeting included a presentation and discussion on the Proposed Draft of the 2045 Housing Needs Analysis (HNA) with Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Economic City Planner Ariel Kane. 

Duplex of side-by-side 3-story townhouses with wood staircases going up to second level entrance and garages on ground level

Housing Needs Analysis (HNA) and Housing Production Strategy (HPS)

Statewide Planning Goal 10 requires cities to inventory “buildable lands” and ensure there is enough zoned land to accommodate their housing needs over the next 20 years. Portland is currently updating the mandated Housing Needs Analysis and accompanying Housing Production Strategy for this purpose.