The Land Use Committee is a standing committee of the Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. board. It's comprised of neighborhood association representatives and other land use advocates who come together monthly to track and respond to the many land use and planning issues in southwest Portland. From infill and demolitions to new development and design reviews, tree preservation to affordable housing, comprehensive planning to zoning changes, committee topics cover a wide range of issues that impact the character and livability of the area.
Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
6:30 - 8:30pm
Multnomah Arts Center, Room 4
7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Land Use Committee usually meets the third Tuesday of the month. Confirm scheduled meetings on the Southwest Neighborhoods Calendar.
Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.
John Tappero, email@example.com
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Land Use and Transportation
phone: (503) 823-4592
Gary Runde, firstname.lastname@example.org
SWNI Land Use Committee Chair
SWNI Land Use Committee members group: email@example.com
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Update- July 2019
West Portland Town Center Community Advisory Group
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is starting work on a West Portland Town Center planning effort. Importantly, BPS will be forming a West Portland Town Center Plan Community Advisory Group to advise staff on project activities, engagement, analysis, and draft products.
BPS is looking to recruit members from neighborhoods directly effected by the West Portland Planning (West Portland Park, Multnomah or Crestwood Neighborhoods) as it will be valuable to have this perspective as a part of the conversation, in addition to community members at large.
BPS has just opened a 2-week recruitment for this Community Advisory Group. Additional information with details about this group and how to apply can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/article/713775.
For questions and information on the West Portland Town Center Community Advisory Group please contact
Joan Frederiksen | West District Liaison
City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
1900 SW 4th Avenue | Suite 7100 | Portland, OR 97201
Residential Infill Project
Residential Infill Project is updating Portland’s single-dwelling zoning rules to better meet the changing housing needs of current and future residents. The project addresses three topic areas: scale of houses, housing options and narrow lots. For more information visit the project website at: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/infill
-Better Housing by Design, An update to Portland Multi Dwelling Zoning Code presentation by Bill Cunningham, March 2018
-Residential Infill Project Concept report to City Council by staff Joan Frederiksen, BPS
SW Corridor Land Use Meeting
The City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) provided two City-hosted informational meetings regarding the long term land use visions around the SW Naito/Kelly and West Portland Town Center/Crossroads areas. BPS staff collected community input on land use to help inform ongoing SW Corridor Light Rail planning. Below are links to the presentations for both events.
ABC's of Land Use
A special thank you to Bureau of Planning and Sustainability representatives Joan Frederiksen and Sarah Wright for presenting the ABC's of Land Use Training, Tuesday January 31st
Session 1 provided an Overview of Zoning, Permits and Work of City Agencies • What is land use? Why does it matter? • Bureaus that manage land use in Portland. Who handles aspects of land use (code compliance, building permits, land use reviews, etc.) and how do they overlap? • What is zoning? How does zoning affect my neighborhood? • How to read a zoning map. How to read the zoning code. • What is a land use review? What is a building permit? • When can the community influence the development process? • Quasi-judicial vs. legislative processes.
Training Material: Glossary of Land Use Terms Land Use Zones Summary Land Use Summary of Procedure Types Table of Land Use Review Process Requirements Land Use Resources and Contacts ONI Neighborhood Association Map
Session 2 Land Use Reviews and Land Division. Will build upon Session 1 training, built to provide community member with the tools necessary to effectively address land use issues within your community.
- Residential Infill Project
Stakeholder Advisory Committee
Project team drafting code and map concepts for public review in the fall
Since City Council’s adoption of the Concept Report in December 2016, project staff have been developing code and map changes to implement the adopted concepts. Staff are also responding to mayoral direction to draft a Housing Opportunity overlay zone boundary for the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) to consider.
This fall the public will have an opportunity to review proposed code changes and Zoning Map amendments prior to the PSC hearings in winter 2018. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming ways to participate in the project.