Tension with Business Interests Surfaces with Portland’s Latest Land-use Plan
Longstanding tensions between the business community and City Hall surfaced last week during a briefing on the ongoing update of Portland’s comprehensive land-use plan.
The briefing was held March 14 for business leaders by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, which is overseeing the state-required update of the plan that will determine where and how Portland will grow in the future. It is based in large part on the Portland Plan approved by the City Council last year that envisions a series of neighborhood centers throughout the city connected by streets that encourage walking and biking.
After the staff presented an overview of the status of the update, Justin Zeulner, president of the neighborhood business district coalition called Venture Portland, rose to say it was not business-friendly enough.
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