Land Use & Transportation

Saying Goodbye to Marty Stockton, our Southeast District Liaison 

As of July 1st we say good-buy, and a giant THANK YOU to our local Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Southeast District Liaison, Marty Stockton! Starting in 2006 as a planner for the City of Portland at the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) and then in 2009 at BPS, she built relationships with community members all over the city before finally settling into her role in Southeast. As the Southeast District Liaison for the… Read More »Saying Goodbye to Marty Stockton, our Southeast District Liaison 

ABC + Ds of Land Use: In-person training

ABC + Ds of Land Use: In-person training Overview: This 2-part training is hosted by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, the Bureau of Development Services, and SE Uplift. Volunteers from all coalition areas are welcome to attend. RSVP: here What’s the purpose? The ABC+Ds of Land Use Training is designed to help new Land Use and Transportation Representatives as well as other local land use advocates better understand existing city… Read More »ABC + Ds of Land Use: In-person training

Traffic Safety Action-shop

Interested in creating awareness, changing policy, and finding $$ to improve safety on your neighborhood streets? RSPV today for our Traffic Safety Workshop!

Residential Infill Project: Update from Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

What is this project about? In response to community concerns about demolitions and the scale of new homes, as well as the supply of housing in Portland, the Residential Infill Project is exploring ways to adapt Portland’s single-dwelling zoning rules to meet the needs of current and future generations. The project addresses three topic areas: scale of houses, housing choice, and narrow lot development. For more information visit the project… Read More »Residential Infill Project: Update from Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Land Use & Transportation Committee Review Process

SE Uplift’s new Neighborhood Planning Program Manager, Leah Fisher, is spending her first days at SE Uplift meeting Land Use and Transportation chairs/representatives and conducting a review of the role and the Land Use Transportation Committee (LUTC).

Sharing In Portland

Sharing In Portland During a one-mile walk in the neighborhood, there is a lot to see. There’s the neighbor down the street who rents her extra room to short-term visitors through an online service. There’s the family with a little lending library, offering up old romance novels to passersby on the sidewalk. There’s the coffee shop that is always filled with people typing away on laptops, using the space and… Read More »Sharing In Portland

Portland’s Comprehensive Plan Update is an Onion

Portland’s Comprehensive Plan Update is an Onion By now, you’ve probably heard something about the city’s update to the Comprehensive Plan. This massive undertaking has been ongoing – in one way or another – for years now (roughly since 2007 if you count Vision PDX as part of the process). You’ve probably heard that is important because it helps to set the policies and direction for where and how Portland… Read More »Portland’s Comprehensive Plan Update is an Onion

Lot Splitting

A large property that once had a 1920s bungalow and a generous vegetable garden has been replaced by two separate lots – each with a home much larger than the original bungalow – and each with much less garden space. This is not an uncommon occurrence in Portland these days. As our population grows, so too does the number of lots. This division of land is colloquially referred to as… Read More »Lot Splitting

Stopping ‘Ugly’ Buildings: Extending Portland’s Design Overlay Zone to ‘Neighborhood Centers and Corridors’

Stopping ‘Ugly’ Buildings Extending Portland’s Design Overlay Zone to ‘Neighborhood Centers and Corridors’ It was no less than Winston Churchill who said, “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” I think about this quote sometimes when I walk through our neighborhoods. Our buildings often give us a sense of place and help to shape our understanding of community. Every neighborhood has buildings that just feel special. Conversely, every neighborhood… Read More »Stopping ‘Ugly’ Buildings: Extending Portland’s Design Overlay Zone to ‘Neighborhood Centers and Corridors’