Upcoming Council Sessions and Public Hearing on Central City 2035 Plan

From Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability:

City Council will focus on green buildings, bonuses and transfers, and more.

On November 29, 2017, City Council continued their deliberations on the CC2035 Plan. The draft agenda and materials for the meeting are now available for review – CLICK HERE.

The package is separated into amendments that need discussion, such as green buildings, the Willamette River, and bonuses and transfers, as well as items that are minor and technical and may not need discussion. Items that are moved and seconded will be included in the amendments document for a public hearing on January 18, 2018. The materials for the public hearing will be published on January 4, 2018.

ADDITIONAL COUNCIL SESSIONS AND PUBLIC HEARING

December 6, 2017  
2 p.m., time certain
Council Chambers
January 3, 2018 (if needed)
2 p.m., time certain
Council Chambers
Public Hearing on Amendments
January 18, 2018

Council Chambers
2 p.m., time certain (amendments package to be published on January 4, 2018)
About the Central City 2035 Plan
The Central City 2035 Plan will provide goals, policies and tools designed to make the Central City more vibrant, innovative, sustainable and resilient than it is today. A place that every Portlander can be proud to call their own. The plan replaces the 1988 Central City Plan as the primary guiding policy document for the Central City Plan District. The Central City Plan will be the first amendment to the City’s updated Comprehensive Plan, implementing the Portland Plan as it applies to the Central City.
Questions? Call the Central City Helpline at 503-823-4286 or email BPS at cc2035@portlandoregon.gov.
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City Council to Hold Public Hearings on CC2035 Plan

The Portland City Council will consider the Recommended Draft Central City 2035 Plan at four public hearings this week and next. Community members are invited to testify at these hearings, which will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave. in Downtown Portland.

Different aspects of the multi-volume plan will be considered by Council at different dates and times:

PUBLIC HEARING #1: September 7, 2017 @ 2:00PM, time certain (“Time certain” means the meeting will not start before this time.)
Volume 1: Goals and Policies
Volume 2A, Part 1: Central City Plan District
Volume 2A, Part 2: Willamette River and Trails
Volume 2B: Transportation System Plan
Volume 3A: Scenic Resources Protection Plan
Volume 3B: Willamette River Central Reach Natural Resources Protection Plan
Volume 5A: Implementation – Performance Targets and Action Plans
Volume 5B: Implementation – Green Loop

Draft Council Amendments
Council will hear public testimony on the bulk of the plan, including goals and policies, as well as proposed changes to the zoning code, zoning maps and other planning documents that implement the CC2035 policies. Council will also take testimony on the CC2035 Plan action charts and the Green Loop, a proposed Central City linear park.
Council will also take testimony on a package of amendments to the Recommended Draft CC2035 Plan offered by the Mayor and other Commissioners. The amendments document will be updated prior to the hearing.

PUBLIC HEARING #2
September 7, 2017 @ 4:30PM, time certain
Commissioners will consider early implementation of proposed increases to the maximum height and floor area limits on the US. Postal Service (USPS) site, located in the Pearl District. Early implementation is needed because of City funding contingencies and Prosper Portland’s need to begin marketing the site ahead of the anticipated March 2018 effective date of the CC2035 Plan.

Note: It is possible that Council may not be able to hear every person who signed up to testify on September 7. In that case, those individuals will have first chance to testify at the September 14 hearing, before those who sign up on September 14.

PUBLIC HEARING #3
September 14, 2017 @ 2:00PM, time certain
Council will hear testimony on the Recommended Draft New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District Design Guidelines. The new guidelines will serve as approval criteria for addition, alteration and new construction projects within the historic district.

Note: Any carryover testimony from the September 7 hearing will be heard prior to testimony on the guidelines.

PUBLIC HEARING #4
September 14, 2017 @ 2:45PM, time certain
Volume 2A, Part 3: Environmental and Scenic

Council will hear testimony on CC2035 plan-related amendments to environmental and scenic resource regulations that apply outside the Central City. A new standard is proposed for view corridors located in the scenic (s) overlay. It would allow tree and vegetation trimming and removal through a standard instead of environmental review to maintain important public views.

For more information, click here!