Testimony for the Central City 2035 plan is accepted until Friday, September 22th at 5PM. A burst of testimony could keep Portland from making a BIG mistake by wasting millions on new parking structures.
Take five minutes today and make a difference!
2 Minutes – watch this testimony from September 7th:
30 Seconds – Start an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: CC2035 Testimony
1 Minute – Ask council to require that any new parking built with city involvement be 100% convertible to active uses.
1 Minute – Ask council to remove incentives to build new parking garages from action plan items TR7, TR22, RC58, and RC4.
30 Seconds – Sign your name and address. Hit send.
Of course you can always take more time and write a longer letter. Check out our previous coverage for more details.
There are lots of other important things in CC2035 to comment on, for example:
- Many people asked council to reduce allowable heights in the west end of downtown, lowering these heights will make it harder to build much needed housing in the city core.
- The proposal contains support for widening our urban freeway (Interstate 5 at the Rose Quarter). Widening urban freeways has never solved traffic congestion.
Thank you for taking the time to make Portland a better and more sustainable city.
Michael Bolliger says
City Council is voting on three areas that will totally impact the future development of downtown Portland. The impact of enforcing further restrictions on view corridors will destroy many plans for the needed affordable and workforce housing. Also there must be adequate off street parking built to accommodate this increase, many cities are investing in stacking systems to limit the amount of ground needed and cost. To think people do not have at least one vehicle is naive. Lastly, while green roofs are important, again to require 100% rather than the recommended 60%compliance is again impractical and will adversely impact development. Plus I have no idea why you would prohibit activity/sitting areas for people to enjoy the green roof and views.
Parking requirements and parking incentives are incompatible with affordable housing.