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Biking

Off-road Cycling Master Pan

The Off-road Cycling Plan needs your input to help decide where to recommended future off-road cycling trails and bicycle parks. We want to hear from as many Portlanders as possible! ¿Son los parques para jugar con bicicletas para las familias? ¿Son los caminos naturales para caminar y andar en bicicleta? ¿En cuáles partes de su vecinario deben estar construidos? ¡La Cuidad de Portland lo quiere saber! COMMUNITY EVENTS Bring the family and join the fun! Borrow a bike or bring your own and try out the skills course. Share your ideas on opportunities in your neighborhood and ask questions about the plan. Enjoy free food […]

Forest Park Entrance & Nature Center

See your design ideas taking shape on the Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center. SATURDAY, APRIL 15 11 am – 1 pm St. Johns Community Center, Auditorium 8427 N. Central St., 97203 Questions? Contact Stefanus Gunawan, 503.823.5493 Information:  portlandoregon.gov/parks/forestparkenter RENEW Forest Park Making a comprehensive investment and leaving a legacy- now and for future generations. RESTORE (ecology) Habitat restoration and invasive species removal REBUILD (recreation) Repairs to trails, signage and bridges RECONNECT (access) Improving access to and education about the park To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities , the City of Portland will provide translation, reasonably […]

URM Retrofitting Forums

Portland Hosts Public Forums on Proposal for Retrofitting Unreinforced Masonry Buildings Vulnerable During an Earthquake On Thursday (9/22), Portland is hosting the second of two public forums to discuss a draft proposal to require the seismic retrofit of the city’s 1,700 public and privately-owned unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings. The forum is being held at the Portland Development Commission (222 NW 5th Ave) from 6 to 8 p.m. URM buildings are typically structures built before the 1960s using brick with little to no steel reinforcement in the walls that are highly vulnerable to collapse even during a moderate earthquake. Public Forum […]

Flanders Greenway

Flanders Crossing Moving Forward In case you missed it, last Friday the Oregon Transportation Commission awarded $2.9 million to the Flanders Crossing project, after the many letters and outpouring of support from the neighborhood associations, local businesses, and residents made it clear that this project was highly valued by the community. Thank you all so much for taking the time to provide testimony in support of the two Flanders Greenway projects (I-405 bridge and Naito crosswalk) that were vying for ConnectOregon funding. Your letters extolling the benefits of providing safe, healthy, and active connections for employees, customers, and residents was instrumental in […]

Portland for Everyone

Portland faces a housing shortage. And many Portlanders don’t like McMansions going up on their streets, especially when they replace otherwise good structures. Portlanders also wonder sometimes why more neighborhoods in the city aren’t being built to resemble the now-expensive ones within a few miles of downtown that are in such high demand. The reason is that it’s currently illegal to build neighborhoods like those. In 1959, Portland banned most new small multifamily dwellings like duplexes, four-plexes and internal home divisions — the same small, efficient homes that continue to make corner stores and frequent buses viable in Portland’s most […]

Mass Shelter & Housing Project

Mass Shelter & Housing Project: Zoning Code Update For more information on the zoning code updates attend the Open House or Land Use Presentation Wednesday, August 31, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, 909 SW 11th Ave. Monday, August 22, 7:00 pm at the Citywide Land Use meeting at 1900 SW 4th, 2500B To read more go to the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability website. The proposed draft will be available there on Monday. In 2015, 4,311 people in Portland were placed in emergency shelters with another 1,887 people unable to find housing, even in emergency shelters. Of these […]

Central City 2035 Plan Update

The Portland Planning & Sustainability Commission (PSC) will hear public testimony on the Central City 2035 Proposed Draft July 26 & August 9 What is the Central City 2035 Plan? Central City 2035 will update the plan and policies for downtown and central areas of the City of Portland. It will address challenges and opportunities in the Central City to ensure this unique economic, transportation, cultural and educational hub will be a vibrant resource for all Portlanders over the next 20 years. Review the Proposed Draft The document has been updated from the Discussion Draft. Thank you to everyone who provided […]

Residential Infill Project

Your input is needed by August 15, 2016 The City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) has developed a draft proposal for public review and feedback. Feedback received will inform the recommendation to City Council in fall 2016. Visit the BPS Residential Infill Project website to learn more and read the draft proposal, then complete the online questionnaire to submit your feedback. As you visit the stations, you can take notes using the space at the bottom of the page. The information from this online open house will also be available at six in-person open houses (schedule below). Updating Portland’s […]