Civic Neighborhood Vision and Design District Update

  • Project update: Feb. 5

    Join us Feb. 13

    The final open house for the Civic Neighborhood update project is next week on Tuesday Feb. 13. Join us at City Hall for refreshments and conversation anytime between 4:30 and 7:00 pm in the Liberty Lounge (outside the first floor Oregon Trail conference room). We will be there to walk through the draft regulation updates for the neighborhood, answer any questions, and share an afternoon snack with you.

    Take the final survey

    This survey will collect your feedback on the project's draft policy updates to ensure any new regulations match your vision for the neighborhood's future. The survey should take about 12 minutes to complete. 

    Take the final survey.

    Draft regulations and design guidelines

    The draft regulations and design guidelines are ready for your review. This project created a new vision for the Civic Neighborhood, and now includes a draft of updated development policies and design guidelines and standards for the neighborhood to implement that vision. 

    Project information

    • Project Background
    • Status and Updates
    • Project Documents
    • Contact
    Project Background

    The vision, goals and development rules for Civic Neighborhood are more than 20 years old.

    This project provides an opportunity to

    1. Update the vision 
    2. Ensure rules and processes match the vision.  
    3. Encourage desired and well-designed development.

    This project will:

    • Revisit the vision and goals for Civic Neighborhood, the district bounded by Burnside, Eastman, Division and Wallula.
    • Update development rules to remove obstacles to development.
    • Create design guidelines and standards specific to Civic Neighborhood consistent with the vision/goals.
    • Develop new rules and processes that are clear to staff, applicants and the general public.
    • Set rules that balance the need for clarity, flexibility, quality design and financial feasibility. 
    Status and Updates
    • The visual goals survey summary is now available. Community feedback was predominantly positive and we are now starting with the policy updates to make the new vision for our Civic Neighborhood a reality. Thank you to everyone who has participated in community outreach events for this project.
    • A draft policy framework plan and public engagement summary are now available under the Project Documents tab.

    Mary Phillips, Senior Planner