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City Council Voted to Adopt the Ezone Project

On May 25, City Council voted to adopt the Environmental Overlay Map Correction Project (also known as the Ezone Project).

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City Council approves amendments to Ezone Project

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City Council to hear public testimony on amendments to the Ezone Map Correction Project on April 14

Proposed amendments will be posted on April 6; Portlanders can sign up to testify at the April 14 hearing until 4 p.m. on April 13.

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City Council to hear public testimony on updates to Portland's environmental zones

Portlanders can testify on the Recommended Draft of the Ezone Map Correction Project in person at the hearing or in writing via the Map App; they can also schedule a staff site visit.

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City Council to hold public hearing on updates to Portland’s environmental zones on February 16

Portlanders invited to testify on proposed map and code changes in the Ezone Map Correction Project in writing via the Map App or in person at a virtual public hearing.

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Planning and Sustainability Commission Votes to Recommend the Ezone Map Correction Project to City Council

Updates to Portland’s environmental zones will increase protections for natural resources, wildlife, homes and other structures, as well as property owners and other community members.

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Planning and Sustainability Commission to hold additional public hearing on Ezone Map Correction Project on August 24

Portlanders invited to review and testify on the amended Proposed Draft Ezone Map Correction Project; additional properties included to protect streams, wetlands, forests and slopes.

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Planning and Sustainability Commission to hold additional public hearing on Ezone Map Correction Project on August 24

Project schedule now includes another briefing, new public hearing and additional work session with the PSC to ensure property owners are informed and can testify on changes that may affect their property.

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Ezone Map Correction Project summary of testimony and site visits results

The public is invited to review a summary of testimony provided on the Ezone Map Correction Project and results of site visits.

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Ezone Map Correction Project upcoming work session with the Planning and Sustainability Commission

On April 13 the PSC will hold a work session on the Ezone Map Correction Project; commissioners will discuss proposed amendments based on site visits, as well as other possible amendments to the maps and zoning codes.

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Upcoming briefing and public hearing on Ezone Map Correction Project with the Planning and Sustainability Commission

On February 9 project staff will brief the PSC on the Ezone Map Correction Project. On February 23, there will be a continued public hearing on the updated draft ezone maps.

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Ezone Map Correction Project public briefing postponed to February 9, 2021

The Planning and Sustainability Commission briefing on the Environmental Overlay Zone Map Correction project has been moved from January 26 to February 9, 2021.

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Ezone Map Correction Project public hearing postponed and new draft ezones are ready for public review

The rescheduled February 23 public hearing with the Planning and Sustainability Commission will cover the most current draft of proposed environmental zones, which reflect recent site visits to individual properties and new wetland mapping.

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Ezone Map Correction Project public hearing postponed to allow more time for staff to complete site visits

Planning and Sustainability Commission postponed continued public hearing on the Environmental Overlay Zone Map Correction project to February 23.

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Ezone Map Correction Project--Request Site Visits by August 31

The last day to request a site visit to confirm the location of streams, vegetation and steep slopes is August 31.

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Planning and Sustainability Commission continues public hearing on Ezone Map Correction Project to December 8

Staff continuing site visits to affected properties until August 31 and holding virtual one-on-one Q&A sessions for property owners who want to learn more.

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Public hearing on the Ezone Map Correction Project Proposed Draft scheduled for July 28

Community members invited to testify on proposed changes to the environmental overlay zones, which protect streams and wetlands, flood areas, steep slopes, forests, wildlife and properties; roughly 17,000 properties affected.

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Ezone Map Correction Project Proposed Draft ready for public review

Public testimony sought on the Ezone Map Correction Project Proposed Draft

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Ezone Map Correction Project resumes site visits and PSC briefing

Project staff are resuming site visits on private property to verify the location of streams and vegetating with new safety protocols are in place.

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Ezone Map Correction Project Schedule Updates

Due to COIVD-19, the Planning and Sustainability Commission schedule for considering the Ezone Map Correction Project has been revised; first hearing postponed until July.

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