Land Use



Portland Maps Look up any address in the city of Portland to find detailed information on building and land conditions, ownership, taxation, permitting, etc.


City of Portland Public Notices Current land use Notices of Proposals, Notices of Environmental Planchecks, and Staff Reports for Type III Land Use Reviews are listed under the district coalition and then by neighborhood association. Look for SW Neighborhood, Inc. at the bottom.


Land use proposals in SW Portland


Land use decisions in SW Portland


Proposed 2-lot land division north of 7505 SW 51st Ave:

Letter and attachments


St. Luke Lutheran Church Street Vacation Update:

At Maplewood Neighborhood Association's request, St. Luke Lutheran Church continues to update us on their street vacation application with the City. The street application impacts land use and pedestrian access at the region of Maplewood bordered by SW Vermont and SW 45th. A public hearing took place on February 22. St. Luke's update letter is included below.


In addition to the church letter, to present differing views, we've included a link to two letters in opposition to the street vacation provided by Don Baack of SW Trails. You will find letters from the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition and Portland Pedestrian Advisory Committee attached at the bottom of this page along with the St. Luke letter from 2011.


February 10, 2012


Dear Neighbors: Last spring, we updated you on our plans to improve the facilities at St. Luke Lutheran Church and vacate the unimproved streets dividing our property. As you might recall, we were about to go before the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission for a hearing on our application for vacation of those parts of SW 46th Avenue and SW Vermont Street that divide the church property. The Commission recommended that the Portland City Council approve the application, with conditions that include substantial improvements of sidewalks around the church property, street improvements on SW Vermont Street and pedestrian access through the church property, among others. We write today to provide another update as we continue through the street vacation process. The next step is a hearing before the Portland City Council. The hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m. on February 22, 2012, at Portland City Hall, City Hall, 1221 SW Fourth Avenue, in downtown Portland. Members of the St. Luke’s Property Development Steering Team will attend to explain our plans to the Council and seek its support. The hearing is open to the public. In the meantime, we will continue our preparation of a master plan for the church property in consultation with the team of Steve Mileham of LRS Architects and Bill Wilson of William Wilson Architects. The master plan is intended to address both the worship needs of our congregation and our efforts to serve people in our community. We remain committed to the development of plans that are harmonious with the neighborhood and are environmentally responsible. Our goal is to complete and adopt a master plan this spring. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns as we move forward. Elise Moentmann and Bob Steringer Co-Chairs, Property Development Steering Team St. Luke Lutheran Church Letter to MNA from St. Luke Lutheran church, May 10, 2011 Letter to PBOT and Planning and Sustainability Commission from Portland Pedestrian Advisory Committee, June 28, 2011 Letter to Planning and Sustainability Commission from Willamette Pedestrian Coalition, June 28, 2011