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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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Background Information

Over the past several years, the City has been working on housing, transportation and development issues in Portland’s higher density residential neighborhoods. With agency and nonprofit partners, City planners have focused on improving livability, public health and access to amenities for people living in multi-dwelling housing, in addition to addressing design issues related to infill development. The results of that community engagement, research and analysis informed the scope and purpose of the Better Housing by Design project. The following reports reflect those findings:

Urban Form Background Report

Report from a series of background reports for the Portland Plan focused on the qualities of place, and describing Portland's neighborhood pattern areas

Division Neighborhood Street Plan

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), in partnership with the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), developed the Division-Midway Neighborhood Street Plan

Powell-Division Transit and Development Project

The Powell-Division Transit and Development Project (Powell-Division) is intended to bring new regional transit and supporting development to Southeast Portland, East Portland and Gresham in five to seven years

Portland Courtyard Housing Design Competition

In 2007, the City of Portland invited architects from around the world to share ideas on the design possibilities of housing oriented to shared courtyards

122nd Avenue Planning Study

A pilot project of The Portland Plan

East Portland Review and Action Plan

A guide for improving livability in outer East Portland

Healthy Active Communities for Portland's Affordable Housing Families Initiative

This initiative aimed to increase healthy eating and active living for children and families living in affordable housing communities in Portland

Infill Design Project

The Infill Design Project’s objective was to improve the design of multidwelling and rowhouse development in neighborhoods outside Portland’s Central City.