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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Upcoming Community Conversations to Prepare for Implementation Phase of Comprehensive Plan

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City Planning staff is hitting the streets over the next few weeks to meet with neighborhood associations about first steps for implementation of the new Comprehensive Plan, Portland’s Plan 2030. These "Community Conversations" will be opportunities for staff to provide an overview of the new Comprehensive Plan, and hear from residents about how it should translate into new zoning and land use regulations. 


One of the top recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan is developing a new, accessible, Land Use Code. The Land Use Code includes the zoning, subdivision, and related standards that regulate physical development in the city, including uses and elements of physical form such as setbacks and heights. Identified as a priority implementation step of the new plan, this effort will help realize Portland’s overall vision for the future.


"These Community Conversations will be a chance for us to hear from residents as we start the first overall rewrite of the City's Land Use Code in over 50 years," said Jeff Levine, Director of Planning & Urban Development. "We hope to explain some of the key recommendations in the new Comprehensive Plan, and hear how neighborhoods want those policies translated into action for their part of the city."


Community Conversations are being hosted by the neighborhood associations as part of their regularly scheduled meetings. The schedule to date is as follows:  


  • Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization: September 11, 2017
  • North Deering Neighborhood Association: September 13, 2017
  • Parkside Neighborhood Association: September 25, 2017
  • India Street Neighborhood Association: September 26, 2017
  • Peaks Island Council: September 27, 2017
  • Libbytown Neighborhood Association: October 17, 2017


Planning staff is happy to meet with other residents about this project or the Comprehensive Plan in general. There will also be additional opportunities for citizen participation in the rewriting of the Land Use Code in the coming year. Find out more here, or to schedule a meeting, please contact Christine Grimando, Senior Planner, at or 207-874-8608.

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