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Portland Plan Summary in Vietnamese
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Hiện đã có bản tóm lược Pháp Thảo Kế Hoạch Portland bằng tiếng Tây ban nha, Hoa, Nga và Việt. 

Hội nhập là nguyên tắc định hướng của Kế Hoạch Portland, kế hoạch phát triển 25 năm của thành phố chúng ta nhằm bảo đảm Portlandlà thành phố thịnh vượng, lành mạnh và bình đẳng cho tất cả mọi người. Hiện tại một bản tóm lược về kế hoạc nói trên đã được chuyển ngữ sang bốn ngôn ngữ khác: Tiếng Tây ban nha, Hoa, Nga, và Việt. 


Tờ thông tin này có các mục tiêu của Portlando Plan, phần trình bày về cách thức thiết lập chương trình, danh sách các vấn đề cũng như các khó khăn thử thách mà chương trình sẽ giải quyết, và ví dụ về các biện pháp thực hiện để chúng ta khởi động.


Bấm vào hình ở dưới để tải xuống tờ thông tin Portland Plan bằng tiếng Tây ban nha, Nga, Hoa hoặc tiếng Việt. Cũng có ấn bản dành cho các cá nhân và các nhóm cộng đồng/nhóm sinh hoạt. Để được giúp đỡ, vui lòng gọi số (503) 823-1303 hoặc e-mail pdxplan@portlandoregon.gov.

January 31, 2012

Portland Plan Summary in Russian
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Краткое изложение проекта Плана развития Портленда отныне имеется на испанском, китайском, русском и вьетнамском языках

Руководящим принципом Плана развития Портленда является его всеобъемлемость. Этот план, рассчитанный на 25 лет, призван сделать Портленд процветающим, здоровым и справедливым городом для всех. Теперь краткое описание плана переведено еще на 4 языка: испанский, китайский, русский и вьетнамский.  


Брошюра включает цели Плана развития Портленда, описание того, как он был разработан, а также перечень вопросов и проблем, на решение которых этот план нацелен, включая примеры тех работ, которые положат начало его осуществлению.


Чтобы скачать брошюру с Планом развития Портленда на испанском, русском, китайском или вьетнамском языке – щелкните на изображении ниже. Для частных лиц и заинтересованных общественных групп/организаций также предлагаются печатные экземпляры брошюры. Для получения информации просьба обращаться по телефону (503) 823-1303 либо по адресу эл. почты: pdxplan@portlandoregon.gov.

January 31, 2012

Portland Plan Summary in Chinese
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January 31, 2012

Draft Portland Plan Status Report
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Thank you to everyone who commented on the Proposed Draft Portland Plan! The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) received more than 170 written comments from individuals, businesses, community groups, and other bureaus, agencies and organizations. Wonder what happened to them all? Everyone’s comments are available online in the format they were submitted.


The PSC held three hearings and three work sessions at which they listened to and discussed the comments they heard at the hearings and read in everyone’s letters. The final worksession is tonight starting at 7:15 p.m. If you can't attend, Channel 30 tapes the meetings and broadcasts them regularly.


PSC Meetings on Channel 30

Every Friday at 3 p.m.

1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

1st and 3rd Sunday at 7 a.m.


A revised version of the Proposed Draft Portland Plan will be presented to the PSC on Feb. 28, 2012, with a goal of presenting a Recommended Draft Portland Plan to City Council by mid-April.


For more information about the status of the Portland Plan, please email pdxplan@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-1303. 

January 24, 2012

New "How To" Videos Make it Easy to Read and Comment on the Portland Plan
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The Portland Plan is a beautiful document, but its length and complexity can be overwhelming. To help Portlanders navigate through the roughly 150 pages of text, charts, tables, maps and graphs, we produced a video to guide people through the different sections of the plan.



This How to Read the Portland Plan video is coupled with a How to Comment on the Portland Plan video, featuring Planning and Sustainability Commission Chair Andre Baugh, who offers helpful tips for shaping meaningful testimony.



The PSC will be holding one more public hearing on the Portland Plan on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Oral testimony will be closed after this session. Written testimony on the plan will be accepted until December, 28, 2011. After that the commission will hold two work sessions to develop their recommendation to City Council. More information about the hearings and work sessions and how to submit both oral and written testimony can be found here

November 17, 2011

UPDATED: Draft Portland Plan Goes Before Planning and Sustainability Commission
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Now that the Portland Plan - Proposed Draft is available for public review, the Planning and Sustainability Commission will be holding public hearings in November to receive public testimony about the plan. Comments from the public will help the commissioners prepare their recommendation to City Council in early 2012.


The Portland Plan sets a 25-year direction for Portland’s future and includes a five-year action plan to address equity, job growth, education and a healthy environment. The PSC wants to hear public comments on the equity framework, the integrated strategies and the citywide measures of success in the draft Portland Plan. 


To accommodate community members and reach a broader a audience, two of the three hearings will be held offsite — one in North Portland at Jefferson High School and the other in East Portland at Parkrose High School. The third hearing will be held at the PSC's usual meeting place in downtown Portland.

Portland Plan Hearings (oral testimony welcome)

Tuesday, November 8
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Jefferson High School
5210 N Kerby Avenue
Tuesday, November 15
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Parkrose High School
12003 NE Shaver Street
Tuesday, November 29
5:30 - 9 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 2500A


Oral testimony will be closed after the November 29th hearing. The deadline for written testimony will be extended through Dec. 28, 2011, to allow community groups to compile their thoughts and provide written input (previously the deadline for all testimony was November 30). 

Work Session (written testimony only)
Tuesday,  December 13
12:30 - 3 p.m.
1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 2500A


Work Session and Recommendation  (no testimony taken)


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 2500A

Work session continues with a recommendation from the PSC to City Council coming at the end of this meeting. 
To submit written comments

Written comments on the Portland Plan will be accepted until Dec. 28, 2011.


By email: Send comments to psc@portlandoregon.gov with the subject line "Portland Plan testimony."
By mail: Send a letter with your comments to the Planning and Sustainability Commission, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97201-5380, Attn: Portland Plan testimony.

For more information or if you have questions, please call 503-823-1303.
Tips for Commenting
When submitting testimony to the PSC (whether in person or in writing), please share the following:

  • What part of the plan are you testifying about?

  • What are the reasons you like something or would like to change something? Facts that support your reasons are always a good idea.

  • How does the proposal affect you or your organization?

Because of the anticipated volume of testifiers, comments will be limited to 3 minutes per person.
About the Planning and Sustainability Commission
The Planning and Sustainability Commission is a volunteer group that advises City Council on Portland's long-range goals, policies and programs for land use, planning and sustainability. For more information, please visit their website.
Staff will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone at 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868, or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

November 1, 2011

Youth and Others Testify at First Planning and Sustainability Commission Hearing on the Portland Plan
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The first Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) hearing on The Portland Plan – Proposed Draft was held on Tuesday, November 8 at Jefferson High School. Mayor Adams presented an overview of the plan, and representatives from Urban League, Center for Intercultural Organizing, SUN System Coordinating Council, Oregon Public Health Institute, Portland Audubon Society and Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, among others, gave testimony.



Perhaps most affected by this 25-year plan to make Portland prosperous, healthy and equitable are the city's youth. Students serving on the Multnomah Youth Commission spoke to the commissioners, supported by youth from Trillium Charter School and Jefferson High, along with a Youth Planning Program member attending Portland State University. They adovocated for youth to be included in the decision-making process when discussing policies that affect the youth community.


If you would like to watch a replay of the PSC hearing, it will be broadcast on Channel 30 on Friday, November 11 at 3 p.m., in addition to the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., and the first and third Sunday at 7 a.m. The next public hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center at Parkrose High School, 12003 NE Shaver Street.


For more information, please visit www.pdxplan.com or call 503-823-1303.


Staff will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone at 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868, or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900. 

November 10, 2011

The Portland Plan - Proposed Draft Now Available for Community Review
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It's 2035 and Portland is prosperous, healthy and equitable. That's the goal for the Portland Plan - Proposed Draft, now available for community review.


The Portland Plan is a strategic plan designed to create well-paying jobs, advance social equity, improve educational outcomes and support healthy connected communities. It’s a 25-year plan for Portland’s future -- built around three integrated strategies and an equity framework, with long-range guiding policies and a 5-year action plan to focus on community priorities. It also includes measures of success so we can track our progress and hold ourselves accountable.


During the process of developing the draft plan, Portlanders told us they want to take care of our environment, help businesses create jobs, and make sure everyone gets a good education so they can make enough money to meet their daily needs. But budgets are tight and resources are increasingly scarce, and there will be even more challenges on the horizon.


So it's easy to think we can’t pursue an ambitious plan for our future. However, we also know that we can’t afford not to work for a brighter tomorrow.


The Portland Plan suggests ways for the City and the community to work smarter, be more practical, collaborate with our partners and be ready to take on the difficult conversations necessary to address the challenges ahead and become the city we want to be. 


In November, the draft plan will come before the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) for hearings and recommendation to City Council. Portlanders are encouraged to read the plan and consider commenting formally to the Planning and Sustainability Commission. For more information about the PSC public hearings and to learn how to comment in person or in writing, please visit www.pdxplan.com. Questions can be directed to pdxplan@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-1303.  


October 17, 2011

Portland Plan Public Participation Progress Report for Phase III Online
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The purpose of this report is to document and evaluate the outreach and public participation activities for Phase 3 of the Portland Plan public involvement process. This report, along with the reports for other Portland Plan public involvement phases, will serve as documentation for the Community Involvement Committee (CIC). The committee is charged with updating the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission on the City's public engagement process as it relates to state-mandated periodic review.


Phase 3 of Portland Plan public involvement (Sept. 1, 2010–May 31, 2011) focused on partnering with organizations, especially the Diversity and Civic Leadership Partners, to team up on outreach; strived for a more targeted outreach to the business community and large employers; and provided forums for community discussion and information sharing to a broader range of Portlanders.


The report is now available for public review.


October 8, 2011

Portland Plan Background Reports and Buildable Lands Inventory @ Planning & Sustainability Commission June 28
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The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) will review background reports for the Portland Plan and a portion of the Buildable Lands Inventory (BLI) on June 28, 6 p.m., 1900 SW 4th Ave., Room 2500A.* This is a public hearing. Public testimony is welcome on all reports, maps and assumptions.


According to regional forecasts, Portland is projected to gain 105,000 to 136,000 new households by 2035 (an annual percent rate change of 1.2 - 1.6 percent). This translates into a need for 3,500 - 4,500 new housing units each year. Regional forecasts also suggest there will be a 25-year demand for development (or redevelopment) of 3,200 - 4,100 acres of employment land by 2035. At this June 28th hearing, a summary of residential capacity will be presented. A summary of employment capacity will follow in Fall 2011. 


The following reports, maps and analytical methods will be reviewed by the PSC:


Buildable Lands Inventory – Summary of Residential Capacity
City of Portland Development Capacity Analysis


Buildable Lands Inventory – Appendix A: Constraint Maps and Model Assumptions
City of Portland Development Capacity Analysis


Development Capacity Analysis GIS model
City of Portland Development Capacity Analysis


Arts and Culture
Portland Plan Background Report


Modern Historic Resources of East Portland
Portland Plan Background Report


Historic Resources, Report 1: Key Findings and Recommendations
Portland Plan Background Report


Historic Resources, Report 2: Data and Maps
Portland Plan Background Report


Historic Resources, Report 3: Understanding Historic Resources in Portland
Portland Plan Background Report


Historic Resources, Report 4: Additional East Portland Information
Portland Plan Background Report


East Portland Historical Overview and Preservation Study
Portland Plan Background Report


East Portland Historical Overview and Preservation Study; Appendices
Portland Plan Background Report


Updates on Key Housing Supply and Affordability Trends
Portland Plan Background Report


Housing Supply
Portland Plan Background Report


Housing Affordability
Portland Plan Background Report


Housing Demand and Supply Projections
Portland Plan Background Report


20-Minute Neighborhood Analysis
Portland Plan Background Report


Urban Form
Portland Plan Background Report


Watershed Health
Portland Plan Background Report


2005 Risk of Exposure to Outdoor Toxic Air Pollutants
City of Portland Buildable Lands Inventory


2017 Risk of Exposure to Outdoor Toxic Air Pollutants
City of Portland Buildable Lands Inventory


Potential Landslide Hazard Areas
City of Portland Buildable Lands Inventory


Relative Earthquake Hazard Areas (DOGAMI IMS-1)
City of Portland Buildable Lands Inventory


Institutional Properties
City of Portland Buildable Lands Inventory


Privately Owned Common Space
City of Portland Buildable Lands Inventory


For more information about the Portland Plan, please visit www.pdxplan.com. For more information about the Buildable Lands Inventory and Periodic Review, go to www.pdxplan.com/bli, www.pdxplan.com/atlas, and www.pdxplan.com/backgroundreports


* Please call 503-823-7700 within one week of the hearing for the specific time of this agenda item.


The Portland Plan team will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone at 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868, or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

June 20, 2011

Portland Plan goes to APNBA
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The Alliance of Portland Neighborhood Business Associations (APNBA) hosted a Portland Plan presentation on May 9. Participants used the hand held clickers to say whether the Draft Portland Plan Strategies were headed in the right direction or not. This group of 30 neighborhood business leaders was most enthusiastic about actions that address Neighborhood Business Vitality and support Vibrant Neighborhood Hubs.  


See the results of their feedback:


Download the presentation (PDF)

May 19, 2011

Portland Plan Business Forum draws crowd of local business people
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On Friday, April 29, 2011, some 70 Portland business people convened at NW Natural to learn about and weigh in on the draft Portland Plan strategies for Economic Prosperity & Affordability, Education, and Healthy Connected Neighborhoods -- all of which are bolstered by an Equity Initiative. Not surprisingly -- considering a growing community concern about the readiness of students for living wage jobs -- participants rated the actions within the education strategy most highly. See the results of the hand held clicker polling, and then cast your own vote on the strategies.



Presentation (PDF)


May 4, 2011

2010 Census numbers show diversity dwindling in Portland's inner neighborhoods
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map thumbnails, credit: oregon liveReporter Nikole Hannah-Jones of the Oregonian explores the history and meaning of Portland's population shifts revealed in the recently released 2010 Census numbers. Equity is the essence of the Portland Plan so the the lack of diversity in Portland's inner neighborhoods is an issue to take seriously.


Find out more by reading the articles below. Then take a look at the draft strategies for the city's future and see how the Portland Plan proposes to address this and other challenges.


Oregon Live: In Portland's heart, 2010 Census shows diversity dwindling


Oregon Live: Lessons learned? What Portland leaders did -- and didn't do -- as people of color were forced to the fringes 

May 3, 2011

Listen. Learn. Discuss. The Portland Plan goes to the Planning and Sustainability Commission
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The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) will be discussing each of the Portland Plan Draft Strategies and Equity Initiative over the next two months. Join us for in-depth discussions among the commissioners and key Portland Plan partners.

Four work sessions are scheduled for the Portland Plan strategies and the Equity Initiative. Plus, on May 24th, the PSC will review and make recommendations on several updated background reports and information about Portland’s supply of vacant and underutilized land. The May 24th hearing is an opportunity for public testimony.

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All meetings will be at:

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500A, Portland, OR 97201


+ Get Directions

+ Printable Flyer

Tuesday, April 12 @ 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Equity Initiative Work Session

+ Preamble Document

+ Equity Initiative Document

+ Quick Starts Survey

+ Calendar

Tuesday, April 26 @ 7 - 9 p.m.

Education Strategy Work Session

+ Strategy Document

+ Quick Starts Survey

+ Calendar

Tuesday, May 10 @ 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Economic Prosperity & Affordability Strategy Work Session

+ Strategy Document

+ Quick Starts Survey

+ Calendar

Tuesday, May 10 @ 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Healthy Connected Neighborhoods Strategy Work Session

+ Strategy Document

+ Supplement Document

+ Quick Starts Survey

+ Calendar

Tuesday, May 24 @ 6 - 7:30 p.m. UPDATED

Tuesday, June 28 @ 6 p.m.*


Public Hearing and Recommendation on Background Reports (Factual Basis) and Buildable Lands Inventory

Public comments welcome! The background reports cover Housing, Urban Form, and Public Schools, in addition to supplemental Human Health and Historic Resources addendums.


+ Background Reports

+ Buildable Lands Inventory

+ Calendar


*Please call 503-823-7700 within one week of the hearing for the specific time of this agenda item.


The Portland Plan team will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone at 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868, or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.



March 30, 2011

NW Natural site of Portland Plan Business Forum on April 29
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Most Portlanders understand the connection between a robust local economy and a healthy, prosperous community. We know that the quality of education, the environment, housing and civic life is enhanced when Portland's businesses can thrive and provide jobs.


To hear the voice of the business community and to get their feedback on the draft strategies, the Portland Plan team is holding a Business Forum on Friday, April 29. Business leaders and others are invited to share their insights and opinions during the early morning event. Coffee and pastries will be served.

postcardPortland Plan Business Forum

Friday, April 29, 2011
7:30–9:30 a.m.
NW Natural, 220 NW 2nd Avenue
4th Floor Hospitality Room


7:30–8 a.m. - Coffee and networking
8–9:30 a.m. - Portland Plan overview, feedback and Q&A


The Portland Plan will be the city’s road map for the next 25 years, guiding our decisions and investments as Portland grows and changes. Input from a broad spectrum of the community has helped shaped the draft strategies addressing four key areas in the plan: 

  • Economic Prosperity and Affordability
  • Healthy Connected Neighborhoods
  • Education
  • Equity 

These draft strategies will be reviewed through mid-May, and then revised based on feedback from the community before they are included in the draft Portland Plan later this year. Don't miss your chance to give your input on the plan.


Learn about the draft strategies and tell us what you think at www.pdxplan.com or in person at the Portland Plan Business Forum on April 29.


For more information about the Portland Plan or the Business Forum, please call 503-823-7700.

April 14, 2011

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