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Land Use Committee

Citywide Tree Project: Portland's new Tree Code

Portland's new Tree Code was adopted by City Council in 2011 in response to community concern. Southwest Portland residents led the charge in convincing the City Council in 2007 to fund the development of a stronger, clearer, set of rules to protect and enhance Portland's tree canopy. Stakeholders and city bureaus participated throughout the project, and the final package had support from an unusually diverse mix, including neighborhoods, Audubon, and the Homebuilders Association. It provides basic, common-sense safeguards for trees in our city and replaces current rules which are confusing, unfair and inadequate to support tree canopy goals.



SW Development Review

Click HERE to view the SW Development Review by Leonard Gard



Notices, Hearings, Decisions...

Review public notices and agendas for land use reviews, hearings, pre-application conferences and other public meetings at the City of Portland, Development Services website:



Portland Comprehensive Plan

The Portland Comprehensive Plan is a generalized, coordinated land use map and policy statement of Portland that interrelates all functional and natural systems and activities relating to the use of lands, including but not limited to sewer and water systems, transportation systems, educational facilities, recreational facilities, and natural resources and air and water quality management programs. Read more at


Portland Design Commission

STATE OF THE CITY DESIGN REPORT 2012, Portalnd Design Commission, April 25, 2012




Southwest Corridor Plan

Find out about the comprehensive planning effort to create livable and sustainable communities along the corridor between Portland, Tigard and Sherwood through integrated community investments in land use and transportation.



Barbur Concept Plan

The Barbur Concept Plan will create a long-term vision for the six-mile Barbur Boulevard corridor, from Portland’s Central City to the Tigard city limit.

Read more at portlandonline.


Southwest Community Plan


Adopted Southwest Community Plan Comprehensive Plan/Zoning Map - December 2001

Southwest Community Plan Vision, Policies and Objectives - July 2000


The Portland Plan

Read more at portlandonline.



2014-15 Action Plan


Tree Protection & Preservation Report (pdf)