On June 15, 2016, the Residential Infill Project (RIP) released a set of proposals that would adjust Portland’s single-dwelling zoning rules to meet the needs of current and future generations.
Project staff then held six open houses around the city to share the proposals with community members. The events drew hundreds of Portlanders who were interested in and concerned about new development in their neighborhoods. Thanks to all who attended the events at Multnomah Arts Center (SW), Tabor Space (Inner SE), Historic Kenton Firehouse (North), East Portland Neighborhood Office (East), German American Society (Inner NE) and SMILE Station.
Staff notes reflecting the general conversations that occurred during the Q & A sessions at the open houses are posted on the project website with other public involvement documents.
Couldn’t attend an open house? Visit the online open house and take the questionnaire.
Since mid-June, an online open house and questionnaire has given Portlanders a chance to learn about the project and provide comments on the proposals. Deadline for filling out the questionnaire is August 15. Join hundreds of others and let staff know what you think of the draft proposals.
Don’t have enough space on the questionnaire?
Email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments sent to our project mailbox will be included in the summary report of public comments. You may also mail your comments to the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201, Attn: Residential Infill
How will public comments be used?
The Summary Report will be posted to the project website in September. These comments will inform possible revisions to the draft proposals for City Council consideration in November.
See the display boards in the lobby in front of the Permit Center at 1900 SW 4th Avenue
The same display boards that traveled to all the open houses are featured in the lobby in front of the permit center until Friday, August 12. These boards offer a chance to learn about the proposals at your own pace. While you’re there, you can give staff your feedback by:
- Writing your comments on the flip chart.
- Filling out a comment card and/or questionnaire and putting it in the comment box.
(subject to change; check website closer to date)
August 15: Public review of draft proposals ends
August/September: Summarize public comment and develop recommendations
October 3: Publish staff recommendations to City Council
October 25: Planning and Sustainability Commission briefing (tentative)
November 9: City Council hearing(s) (tentative); provide direction for code language
Winter 2016: Begin working on code language
Summer 2017: Publish draft code language; public review
Fall 2017: PSC and City Council hearings; adopt code language
For more information, visit the project website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/infill
Or contact project staff:
Morgan Tracy, Project Manager, 503-823-6879
Julia Gisler, Public Involvement, 503-823-7624
One part of the proposal includes a limit on the size of houses, which is based on lot size.