Draft district plan now available!
The Independent District Commission released its Draft District Plan with three draft map options for community input. Please review the Commission's plan to learn more about the Commission's progress to date and review the draft map options and rationales.
Provide comments on draft maps
The Independent District Commission released a series of draft map options for community input. The District Commission invited community input by Saturday, July 22. Public input in any language was welcomed. There were several ways for community members to submit feedback, including:
- Fill out the IDC's public comment form
- Call 3-1-1 and share comments verbally
- Email your comments to: DistrictCommission@portlandoregon.gov
- Mail comments to the Office of Management and Finance, Independent District Commission, 1120 SW 5th Ave., Room 901, Portland, OR 97204
The District Commission also hosted nine public hearings, were community members could share their thoughts. Missed the hearings? Watch the recording below!
- Wed., July 5 from 6-8pm at East Portland Community Center
- Thurs., July 6 from 6-8pm at Taborspace
- Sat., July 8 from 12-2pm at APANO
- Sun., July 9 from 1-3pm at SW Community Center
- Wed., July 12 from 6-8pm at Portland Building:
- Thurs., July 13 from 6-8pm at Self Enhancement Inc.
- Fri., July 14 from 12-2pm hosted virtually via Zoom
- Sat., July 15 from 12-2pm at Charles Jordan Community Center
- Sun. July 16 from 1-3pm at Youth PDX
After gathering community input throughout June and July, the IDC will reconvene in August 2023 to deliberate on input received and vote on the final district map plan.
Draft maps options
Draft Map: Alder
The Alder map is built around preserving established neighborhood boundaries. This map divides the central city among three districts, using the Willamette River and I-84 as boundaries, to promote broad engagement with central city issues and economic opportunities and distribute significant assets and institutions among multiple districts. Neighborhoods in lower southeast share a district with demographically and socioeconomically similar communities on the west side of the river and are connected by the Sellwood and Ross Island bridges.
Draft Map: Cedar
The Cedar map is built around prioritizing transit corridors. This map uses transit corridors such as NE Sandy, SE 12th Ave, 82nd, and MAX lines to prioritize the role of these arterial roadways in influencing the use of public space and notions of neighborhood on the eastern side of the city. Neighborhoods in the central eastside and inner southeast that are bordered by the Willamette to the west and major transit lines to the east (bus and MAX) share a district with neighborhoods on the west side of the river.
Draft Map: Maple
The Maple map is built around keeping much of the central city together, as defined by the city’s Central City 2035 Plan, while preserving historic Albina and adding several inner eastside neighborhoods. The central city includes the city’s most densely populated and urbanized neighborhoods, where residential and commercial uses are tightly interwoven. Eastside neighborhoods with high percentages of renters (Central Eastside, Buckman, Kerns) share a district with westside renter-heavy neighborhoods (Goose Hollow, Old Town, University, South Waterfront) as well as other westside neighborhoods.