Multnomah County Comprehensive Framework Plan

The Multnomah County Comprehensive Framework Plan Summary is the county's land use mission statement. It describes the policies that guide decisions made by the Land Use Planning Division as well as the relationship between Multnomah County land use decisions and the policies adopted by the Metro Council and statewide planning agencies.The Multnomah County Comprehensive Framework Plan Summary is the county's land use mission statement. It describes the policies that guide decisions made by the Land Use Planning Division as well as the relationship between Multnomah County land use decisions and the policies adopted by the Metro Council and statewide planning agencies.

If you would like more information on these policies, contact the Multnomah County Land Use Planning Division. You can visit our office: 1600 S.E. 190th Avenue, Portland, OR 97233; call us: (503) 988-3043; or contact us via e-mail: land.use.planning@multco.us.

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are constantly under revision. Policy updates happen regularly, so please be aware that these documents are provided for informational purposes only. For advice on the most recent version of these policies, you must contact our office.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

INDEX

THE PLANNING PROCESS

  • The Comprehensive Plan in Three Stages
  • The Planning Process
  • Plan Adoption Process
  • Purpose
  • Plan Format
  • Plan Implementation
  • How to Use the Plan for Land Use Actions

ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES

  • 1.    Plan Relationships
  • 2.    Off-Site Effects

CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT AND INTER-GOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION POLICIES

  • 3.    Citizen Involvement
  • 4.     Intergovernmental Coordination

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POLICY

  • 5.     Economic Development

URBAN-RURAL GROWTH MANAGEMENT POLICIES

  • Growth Management Introduction
  • 6. Urban Land Area
  • 6A. Urban And Rural Reserves
  • 7. Rural Centers
  • 8. Rural Residential Land
  • 9. Agricultural Land
  • 10. Multiple Use Agricultural Land
  • 11. Commercial Forest Land
  • 12. Multiple Use Forest Land

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT POLICIES

  • 13. Air, Water and Noise Quality
  • 14. Developmental Limitations
  • 15. Willamette River Greenway
  • 16. Natural Resources
  • 16-A Open Space
  • 16-B Mineral and Aggregate Resources.
  • 16-C Energy Sources
  • 16-D Fish and Wildlife Habitat
  • 16-E Natural Areas
  • 16-F Scenic Views and Sites
  • 16-G Water Resources and Wetlands
  • 16-H Wilderness Areas
  • 16-I Historic Resources
  • 16-J Cultural Areas
  • 16-K Recreation Trails
  • 16--L Wild and Scenic Waterways

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN PROCESS POLICIES

  • Community Development Introduction
  • 17. Community Development Framework
  • 18. Community Identity
  • 19. Community Design
  • 20. Arrangement of Land Uses
  • 21. Housing Choice
  • 22. Energy Conservation
  • 23. Redevelopment

LAND USE LOCATION POLICIES

  • Land Use Location Introduction
  • 24. Housing Location
  • 25. Mobile Homes
  • 26. Houseboats
  • 27. Commercial Location
  • 28. Strip Development
  • 29. Office Location
  • 30. Industrial Location
  • 31. Community Facilities and Uses

PHYSICAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS POLICIES

  • 32. Capital Improvements
  • 33a. Transportation System
  • 33b. Marine Transportation System
  • 33c. Bicycle / Pedestrian System
  • 34. Trafficways
  • 35. Public Transportation
  • 36. Transportation Development Requirements
  • 37. Utilities
  • 38. Facilities
  • 38A. Alternative Uses of Public School Buildings

PARKS AND RECREATION SYSTEM POLICIES

  • 39. Parks and Recreation Planning
  • 40. Development Requirements
  • 41. Columbia River Gorge NSA