Comprehensive Planning

Comprehensive Planning works with residents to develop a vision for the community and charts the course to make this vision a reality. Planners work on issues including:

  • Enhancing the vitality and safety of neighborhoods
  • Expanding economic development potential
  • Improving design throughout the community
  • Protecting the environment
  • Coordinating with our regional partners


Powell-Division Transit Project

Powell-Division Project - Bus at Division and Eastman The Powell-Division Transit and Development project seeks to make it easier for people to get around and bring important investments to Gresham, East Portland and Southeast Portland that will support and improve neighborhoods.


Remove Obstacles to Development

Current Projects - Gresham Station Phase IIThe Centers and Corridors - Remove Obstacles to Development project involves revising City rules that present obstacles to desired development, with a focus on development rules related to Rockwood, Civic Neighborhood, Downtown and the City’s major streets.

Rockwood Pattern Book

Rockwood Pattern BookThis Pattern Book is a companion tool to the Rockwood Design Standards that will assist property owners and developers in the design of beautiful buildings of enduring quality and design.