Category Archives: land use

Proposed Multi-Family Structures

King Neighborhood Association received the following notifications for new, proposed multifamily residences.

Representatives from this project will give a presentation and answer questions at the October 14th KNA meeting.

Notice — Proposed 12 Unit MultiFamily Apartment at 442 NE Jessup TVA Architects (PDF)

442 NE Jessup (Google Maps)  Portland Maps Link


Notice — Proposed 13 Unit MultiFamily Apartment at 3914 NE Garfield TVA Architects (PDF)

3914 NE Garfield (Google Maps)  Portland Maps Link

Short Term Rental Notifications in King Neighborhood

The  following Short Term Rental Notifications were received by King Neighborhood Association in September:

They are also on file at:

Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
4815 NE 7th Ave.
Portland, OR 97211

ShortTermRentalPermit_5247_NE_Garfield_20150908 (PDF)

ShortTermRentalPermit_4321_NE_Garfield_20150915 (PDF)

ShortTermRentalPermit_930_NE_Emerson_20150908 (PDF)

Draft of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan

PortlandBPS_vert-rgb-480x3991The Planning and Sustainability Commission’s Recommended Draft of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan is now available on the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability website. You’re invited to review the draft plan and submit testimony to City Council through the revised Map App, via U.S. Mail or email, or in person at a public hearing.

See the Comprehensive Plan Recommended Draft

Interactive Map App

The Recommended Draft includes a revised Map App, which allows community members to click on or search for a specific property to view any recommended land use changes. Most of the city will keep the same land use designation (residential, employment, open space, etc.); only 14 percent of the area of the city will be subject to change if City Council adopts the Recommended Draft. Visit the Map App at

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has set up a helpline to answer questions about the draft 2035 Comprehensive Plan. Community members may call 503-823-0195, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff will be on hand to answer questions, and interpretation services are available for those whose first language is not English.

Additionally, District Liaisons will be holding drop-in hours throughout the city this fall to answer questions. I have hours scheduled at the Hollywood Library on September 30, and will be scheduling others, probably including a late afternoon at the NECN office.  Check the Comprehensive Plan calendar for dates, times and locations.

How to Comment

The public is invited to comment on the Recommended Draft directly to City Council via the following methods:


Map App:

U.S. Mail:

Comprehensive Plan Testimony c/o Council Clerk
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 130
Portland, OR 972014

In person:

November 19, 2015, 2 p.m.
Portland City Hall
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Council Chambers

Public involvement timeline

With the publication of the Recommended Draft and launch of the Map App, City Council’s official record opens. To give Council and the public time to review and understand the recommendations in the draft 2035 Plan, Commissioners will hold their own work sessions with staff on key topics from September through November.

The first public hearing at City Council will be on November 19, with other hearings to be scheduled soon after. Council will then hold additional work sessions to consider amendments to the Recommended Draft. A City Council vote to adopt Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan is anticipated in February 2016. Once the Plan has been adopted, it then goes to the State Land Conservation and Development Commission for acknowledgement.

September – December 2015: City Council staff work sessions
November 19, 2015: City Council hearing @ 2 p.m.
November – December 2015: Additional City Council hearings
January 2016: Additional work sessions to consider amendments
February 2016: Anticipated City Council vote to adopt the 2035 Comprehensive Plan
Early implementation projects

Several Early Implementation projects for the new Comprehensive Plan are currently underway, including zoning code updates for employment land, campus institutions and mixed use areas. Portlanders will have additional opportunities to weigh in on drafts of these projects as they come before the Planning and Sustainability Commission. See an Early Implementation timeline here:

For more information about the Comprehensive Plan Update, please visit the project website

P.S. We are providing hard copies of the Recommended Draft and Citywide Systems Plan to all District Coalition offices. If you would like your own copy, please send an email