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Portland Considers Changes To Long-Term Growth Plan

OPB | July 22, 2014 4:14 p.m. | Updated: July 23, 2014 6:29 a.m. | Portland

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Portland officials Tuesday rolled out the first large-scale overhaul of the city’s long-term plan in over 30 years.

A screenshot of Portland's new interactive map of its 2035 Comprehensive Plan. Click for larger image. To see the complete map, click here.

A screenshot of Portland's new interactive map of its 2035 Comprehensive Plan. Click for larger image. To see the complete map, click here.

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.

Screenshot of Portland map released as part of the city's 2025 Comprehensive Plan planning. Click for a larger image or click here for the interactive map.

Screenshot of Portland map released as part of the city's 2025 Comprehensive Plan planning. Click for a larger image or click here for the interactive map.

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.

Click here to see the city’s interactive map.

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