Long Range Planning Projects

Below is a listing of our current and recently completed long range planning projects.

ReCode Portland is the first comprehensive effort to rewrite the city's land use code in over 50 years.  ReCode will create a new land use code to serve Portland for the 21st century. The new code will be more user-friendly, will advance the goals of Portland's Plan 2030, and will help the city meet evolving needs in such areas as housing, design preservation, conservation, the working waterfront, and transportation.  

ReCode has been designed as a multi-phase process.  The first phase includes new regulations for signs, updates to accessory dwelling unit and parking provisions, and an organizational restructuring of the code. The formal review of the first phase has begun.  To find out more, visit the ReCode Portland website.

In December 2017, the City Council approved a moratorium on demolition on Munjoy Hill for six months, in order to allow time for evaluation of the existing zoning and land use tools and propose changes based on staff analysis. At the same time, interim zoning was put into place to govern development during the moratorium.  At the same time, the R-6 zoning City-wide in being evaluated for possible changes to the 2015 ordinance (2015 R-6 Zone).

There were two public listening sessions as part of this process.
Presentation from February 26th Listening Session
Visual Preference Survey Results from 2/26 Listening Session
Presentation from March 24th Listening Session

At their June 4th meeting, the City Council adopted a new Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District to govern development going forward. (Click here for a presentation on the process and proposed changes). The Overlay District adds new design standards and a demolition review process to the R-6 base zoning going forward.

Congress Square Redesign
East Bayside Brownfields Planning
IOZ - Institutional Overlay Zone
Reed School Re-Use Advisory Task Force 
India Street Neighborhood Planning 
Affordable Housing Ordinance Revisions