Portland officials Tuesday rolled out the first large-scale overhaul of the city’s long-term plan in over 30 years.
Portland is overdue for an update and it’s now rolling out an expansive set of maps and plans for how the city should grow until 2035.
There are future bike paths and greenways, and the possibility of extending the streetcar to Johns Landing. The plan also charts major sections of Portland’s east side that need significant sewer projects in the next 20 years.
The plan is based on Portland adding about 200,000 people — roughly one-third of the region’s forecasted growth.
The comprehensive plan would maintain the city’s focus on building up, in neighborhood “centers” and along busy “corridors.”
Some single-family neighborhoods, like ones near Reed College — and rapidly-growing parts of East Portland - would allow for less dense development than is allowed now.