R I V E R P L A N N E W S March 12, 2007 Planning for the land along the Willamette River
City of Portland | Bureau of Planning
IN THIS ISSUE
March River Plan Committee Meeting Cancelled
Comments Due on Draft Report (March 16)
Task Group Updates
Updated River Plan Status Report Online ______________________1. March River Plan Committee Meeting Canceled The March River Plan Committee meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will be Tuesday April 17, 2007. The April agenda will include the staff proposal for contaminated sites as well as presentations on trail alignment and design and the draft report Developing the River Plan/North Reach: A Summary of Willamette Greenway Plan Implementation Issues and Solutions. 2. Comments Due on Draft Report (March 16)
The River Plan’s report Developing the River Plan/North Reach: A Summary of Willamette Greenway Plan Implementation Issues and Solutions is out for public review. This draft report summarizes the key issues and potential solutions that the River Plan is intending to address. Comments on this report are due on March 16, 2007. Readers are encouraged to email comments to River Plan staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. A revised report will be discussed at the River Plan Committee Meeting in April and will serve as guidance for staff as they develop the draft River Plan. The report is available online for viewing or download at http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=147896.3. Task Group Updates
The River Plan is launching two new task groups this month. The first meeting of the Mitigation / Conservation Bank Task Group will be Thursday, March 22. This task group will discuss current on-site mitigation requirements for natural resource protection and restoration and explore alternative models for off-site mitigation programs, including in-lieu fees and conservation banking. At the first meeting, the task group members will discuss the following questions, which were raised by the Watershed Health Task Group: · Under what circumstances should mitigation be required?
· What activities should be mitigated for in a built-out heavy industrial area?
· Under what circumstances should mitigation be located on-site or off-site?
· Should mitigation requirements be “like for like”? How do we determine the appropriate mitigation ratio? Mitigation/Conservation Banks Task Group Meeting
Thursday, March 22
1:30pm – 3:00pm
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Fifth Floor, Room 5B
View or download the meeting agenda at http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=150428. The River Industrial Zoning Task Group will consider various changes to improve industrial land policy and zoning along the harbor, including industrial sanctuary conversion criteria, changes to the definition of river-related industry, and refinements to the i-overlay rules and map. At the first meeting, on March 20, the task group will discuss topics laid out in the draft issue paper. The issue paper will be available online later this week at the River Industrial Zoning Task Group website: http://www.portlandonline.com/planning/index.cfm?c=44237. River Industrial Zoning Task Group Meeting
Tuesday, March 20
3:30 – 5:30
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Second Floor, Room 2500A The next meeting of the Contaminated Sites Task Group is Thursday, March 22. At the meeting, the task group members will review the staff proposal. River Plan staff will present the proposal to River Plan Committee on Tuesday, April 17. Check the website later this week for the staff proposal: http://www.portlandonline.com/planning/index.cfm?c=43634. Contaminated Sites Task Group Meeting
Thursday, March 22
3:30 – 5:30pm
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Fourth Floor, Room 4A
4. Updated River Plan Status Report Online
The River Plan Status Report outlines the progress of River Plan work on key issues. Access it online: http://www.portlandonline.com/shared/cfm/image.cfm?id=138438. Thank you for your interest in the River Plan!
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City of Portland, Oregon
Bureau of Planning
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Portland, Oregon 97201-5350