This long-range plan helps the City prepare for and manage expected population and employment growth, as well as plan for and coordinate major public investments between now and 2035. The guidance in the plan is intended to help make Portland more prosperous, healthy, equitable, and resilient.
Portland is known for its high-quality planning and urban design. The design overlay zone (d-overlay) provides direction on development and urban design and is implemented through design review. This project will update and improve the process and the tools used in design review.
There are more than 400 community-based organizations with hundreds of acres of buildable land in Portland. Many members of these communities want to help solve the housing crisis. This project, funded by a grant from Metro, will help them start the process.
The City of Portland is taking a fresh look at the rules that govern the types of housing permitted in our neighborhoods. The changes proposed by this project would allow more housing units to be built in residential neighborhoods, but only if they follow new limits on size and scale.