NORTHWEST DISTRICT PLAN ACTION CHARTS
Non-Binding City Policy
WHEREAS, neighborhood and area plans are intended to promote patterns of land use, urban design, infrastructure facilities, and services which encourage and contribute to the economic, social, and physical health, welfare, and safety of the neighborhood and the city; and
WHEREAS, the Northwest District Plan was developed with the cooperation of City bureaus and other public agencies and with the participation of neighborhood organizations, property owners, business persons, area residents, and other interested persons; and
WHEREAS, the attainment of the vision, urban design concept, policies, objectives and master street plan of the Northwest District Plan is dependent upon the coordination of independent actions carried out by private interests, public service providers, and community-based associations; and
WHEREAS, action charts describe the proposed implementation projects, programs, and regulations of the Northwest District Plan, identify appropriate timeframes for their implementation, and identify agents to oversee or participate in the implementation of an action; and
WHEREAS, the Northwest District Plan urban design concept graphically represents the community’s vision of the Northwest Study Area and serves as a general blueprint for realizing that vision by identifying elements of urban form that are to be preserved and enhanced; and
WHEREAS, the Northwest District Plan vision, policies, objectives and master street plan are adopted as part of the Comprehensive Plan, and actions taken to implement the Northwest District Plan also uphold the Comprehensive Plan; and
WHEREAS, public notice was mailed on October 18, 2002 to interested persons and all property owners directly affected by plan proposals regarding the Portland Planning Commission and the Portland Design Commission public hearings held on November 26, 2002 and November 21, 2002 respectively; and
WHEREAS, the Portland Planning Commission held a public hearing and accepted public testimony on November 26, 2002 and voted to recommend that the City Council adopt the urban design concept and action charts of the Northwest District Plan; and
WHEREAS, the Portland Design Commission held a public hearing and accepted public testimony on November 21 and December 5, 2002, and January 9, and 16, 2003, and voted to recommend that the City Council adopt the urban design concept of the Northwest District Plan, and
WHEREAS, the Planning and Design Commission's recommendations on the Northwest District Plan are contained in Exhibit A; and
WHEREAS, it is in the public interest that the recommendations contained in the Northwest District Plan be adopted to direct and manage change in the urban mixed-use Northwest District area including designated main streets.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the
City of Portland, a municipal corporation of the State of Oregon, that the City
Council adopt the urban design concept and action charts
of the Northwest District Plan
as shown in Exhibit A, and that:
1. The implementation actions associated with the action charts of the Northwest District Plan are approved by City Council as a starting place for projects, programs and regulations that will help implement the policies of the plan; and
2. All actions are adopted with the understanding that they may need to be adjusted or replaced with more feasible alternatives. Identification of an implementor for an action is an expression of interest and support with the understanding that circumstances will affect the implementor’s ability to take action; and
3. The City Council authorizes the City agencies identified on the action charts as implementors to engage in activities aimed at implementing the projects, programs and regulations called for in the action charts of the Northwest District Plan.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Portland, a municipal corporation of the State of Oregon that the City Council authorizes and directs the Bureau of Planning staff to make minor changes to the action charts of the Northwest District Plan that correct typographical errors and to ensure parallel construction.
Resolution No. 36171 adopted by Council September 23, 2004.
Filed for inclusion in PPD September 30, 2004.