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Updated Information for April 3 Parks Board Hearing on Off-Road Cycling Master Plan Discussion Draft

Parks Board will hear testimony from invited panels on Forest Park and Riverview areas and seeks comments on other areas of Portland.

Parks Board Hearing

The Portland Parks Board is reviewing the Discussion Draft of the Off Road Cycling Plan and will consider public feedback before providing a recommendation in Spring 2018.

Next Parks Board meeting will be in a new location and is scheduled for:

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
1900 SW 4th Avenue, 7th Floor, Conference Room 7A
Portland, Oregon

At its April 3rd meeting, the Parks Board will consider making comments on the current Discussion Draft of the Off-Road Cycling Master Plan (ORCMP). Any comments made by the Parks Board will be delivered to the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability which is tasked with producing a final ORCMP.

Because of the level of interest in the ORCMP, the Board will extend the time for public comment on the Drat Plan for up to one hour. The format of the comment period will be as follows:

  • Panel 1: Invited testimony from Portlanders concerned about additional off-road cycling in Forest Park (10 minutes)
  • Panel 2: Invited testimony from Portlanders in favor of additional off-road cycling in Forest Park
  • Panel 3: Invited testimony from Portlanders on off-road cycling in the Riverview Natural Area (2 in favor of off-road cycling; 2 with concerns about off road cycling)
  • Panel 4: Individual Comments on Other Aspects of the ORCMP (excluding Forest Park and Riverview) 6 slots for testimony, each speaker limited to 2 minutes. Individuals wishing to speak will be asked to submit a Speaker Request Form. If there are more interested speakers than slots, there will be a drawing to determine the 6 individuals who will speak.

The Board will consider written testimony of 5 pages or less submitted by March 23rd at 1:00 pm to Testimony received after that date and time may not be considered by the Board.

Additional information about the meeting will be posted on the Parks Board website:

For more information, visit

LCDC upholds Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan

State land use commission rejects six appeals to adopted plan.

The Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) voted on March 15, 2018, to reject six appeals that had been filed in December to block elements of Portland's newly adopted Comprehensive Plan. The 20-year plan includes new land use policies, land use maps and zoning, and new public facilities plans.

Appeals from the Multnomah Neighborhood Association cited objections to mixed use zoning in Multnomah Village and the “middle housing” policy adopted with the new plan. The neighborhood association also objected to new community engagement policies adopted with the plan. Another appeal concerned the zoning designation of a property in the Arnold Creek area. 

State officials are now expected to prepare a written order implementing the Commission’s decision. The LCDC decision may be appealed to the Oregon Court of Appeals. If the LCDC decision is not appealed, the plan will be considered “acknowledged” by the state. 

The plan is scheduled to go into effect on May 24, 2018. 


Map Refinement Project – Testimony period extended through 8 a.m., Monday, March 19, 2018

Community members encouraged to send their testimony via the Map App, email or deliver in person to the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

On Wednesday, March 14, the Portland City Council held a public hearing on the Recommended Draft of the Map Refinement Project. Over 30 people testified in person.

Council extended the deadline for written testimony until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018. Testifiers may submit their testimony via the Map App, email or in person. 

  • Map App
  • Email:; include “Map Refinement Project Testimony” in the subject line
  • In person: Portland City Council c/o Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 7100, Portland, Oregon 97201 Attn: Map Refinement Project

Review Testimony as it comes in

Community members can view all testimony as it comes in via the online Testimony Reader.

The next City Council session on the Map Refinement Project is scheduled for April 4, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. Commissioners may introduce new amendments based on public testimony. A final vote on the Map Refinement Project is anticipated on May 24, 2018. The map changes will go into effect on May 24, 2018.

The Map Refinement Project is evaluating and amending the Comprehensive Plan Map and/or the Zoning Map designations for a limited number of sites or small areas across the city, based on consistency with the recently adopted 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

For more information on this project visit:

City Council to consider existing and new amendments to CC2035 Plan on March 22, 2018

With decisions on these amendments, the Plan will move to a final vote on May 24.

On March 22, the Portland City Council will continue its work on the CC2035 Plan beginning at 2 p.m. time certain. While some of the items on the agenda have been discussed multiple times, there will be two new amendments related to public school sites in the Central City as well as a motion to reconsider the RiverPlace amendments that were voted on March 7, 2018.

Order of business for the session and I. Portland Public Schools amendments:

On March 22, Mayor Ted Wheeler will introduce amendments regarding access to and parking on public school sites in the Central City. These amendments are being introduced because Lincoln High School is in the midst of their redevelopment process, and certain aspects of CC2035 could prevent the school from redeveloping in a way that works for the school.

If there is a second to the Mayor’s amendments, Council will open a public hearing and take testimony on the amendments. Any written testimony on those amendments must be submitted before the close of the public hearing because Council will vote on those amendments once testimony closes.

II. Vote on amendments heard on January 18 (Amendments Report) and January 18 (Additional Amendments) and March 7 (New Amendments
City Council will vote on a variety of amendments that were the subject of public hearings on January 18 and March 7 but have not yet been voted on. The amendments cover the view from the I-84 overpass, the view of Mt Adams from Upper Hall, and how to measure "top of bank" (of the riverbank) under structures, among other things.

III. Reconsider and vote on RiverPlace
Commissioner Eudaly indicated that she intends to propose a motion for reconsideration of the RiverPlace Height and Tower Orientation amendments that were voted down on March 7. Because there was public testimony on the RiverPlace amendments on January 18, there will not be any additional public testimony on that item on March 22.

Next Steps

After the March 22 City Council session, project staff plan to prepare a Revised Recommended Draft (based on City Council’s Amendments) and publish it no later than May 17, 2018. On May 24, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., time certain, City Council is expected to vote to adopt the Revised Recommended Draft CC2035 Plan. The final reading is expected to take place one week later. The expected effective date is July 9, 2018.

PSC News: March 27, 2018 Meeting Information and Documents

Solid Waste & Recycling Rates — Briefing; Affordable Commercial Bonus — Briefing; Congestion Pricing — Briefing


  • Solid Waste & Recycling Rates — Briefing
  • Affordable Commercial Bonus — Briefing
  • Congestion Pricing — Briefing

Meeting files

An archive of meeting minutes and documents of all Planning and Sustainability Commission meetings are available at

For background information, see the PSC website at, call 503-823-7700 or email

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