News about the Environmental Overlay Zone Map Correction Project from Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.
The Ezone Map Correction Project Discussion Draft is available for public review. Comments are due by January 31, 2020.
There are two ways to view the Discussion Draft:
- Look up your property through the Ezone Map.
- Download a copy of the Project Report from the website.
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About the Ezone Map Correction Project:
As part of the 2035 Comprehensive Plan, City Council adopted a new Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) for the City of Portland. The existing environmental overlay zones, which have been applied over the past 30 years, do not match the newly mapped resources in the NRI. The City needs to “true up” the environmental overlay zones with the actual features needing protection – streams, wetlands, flood areas, steep slopes, forests and wildlife habitat. This is part of bringing the zoning code into compliance with the new 2035 Comprehensive Plan. http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/e-zone
About the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability:
The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future. BPS collaborates with community partners to provide comprehensive land use, neighborhood, district, economic, historic and environmental planning, and urban design; research, policy and technical services to advance green building, energy efficiency and the use of solar and renewable energy, waste prevention, composting and recycling, and a sustainable food system; and, policy and actions to address climate change.