May 9, 2008
Planning for the land along the Willamette River
City of Portland | Bureau of Planning
IN THIS ISSUE
1. River Plan / North Reach Plan Release
2. Upcoming River Plan Committee Meeting
1. River Plan / North Reach Plan Release (May 23)
The River Team has been hard at work over the last two years and will release the River Plan/North Reach: River Plan Committee draft on May 23, 2008. The draft will include a wide range of recommendations that have been developed in consultation with stakeholders, topic experts and the community. Recommendations include new and continuing programs, process improvements, partnerships, infrastructure investments and modifications of existing City regulations and code. The River Plan Committee draft will not include final code language, but should provide a good understanding of the types of code amendments that will be included in the final draft.
We want your feedback! The draft will be sent out to the public via River Plan News and posted to the River Plan website. The River Plan Committee will take public comment on the draft at their June 5 meeting. You can also email comments to the River Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Public comments are due by June 12, 2008.
The River Team will revise the draft over the summer based on feedback from the public and the River Plan Committee, and present it to the Planning Commission and City Council in the Fall.
Anticipated Timeline (subject to change)
River Plan/North Reach: Planning Commission draft plan release: August, 2008
Planning Commission Briefing: August 26, 2008
Planning Commission Hearing/Worksession/Decision: Fall, 2008
City Council Hearing/Worksession/Decision: December, 2008
2. Upcoming River Plan Committee Meeting (June 5)
The next River Plan Committee meeting has been scheduled for June 5, 2008. The Committee will take public comment on the River Plan/North Reach: River Plan Committee draft released in late May.
River Plan Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 5, 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Bureau of Planning, 1900 SW 4th Avenue (at Hall St.), 7th Floor, Room 7a
More information about River Plan Committee, including meeting agendas and minutes, can be found on the River Plan website by clicking here: http://www.portlandonline.com/planning/index.cfm?c=42556&. Agendas are available one week prior to each meeting.
For more information about the progress of River Plan work, access the updated River Plan Timeline:
City of Portland, Oregon
Bureau of Planning
1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 4100
Portland, Oregon 97201-5350