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Planning Projects

  • Urban Design and Planning works with residents to develop a vision for the community and charts the course to make this vision a reality.

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    Development planning projects

    Development Planning works with developers and the general public to ensure proposed developments will meet the community's land use regulations in the planning and zoning code.

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    Projects in progress

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    Comprehensive planning projects

    Comprehensive Planning manages the long term land use plans and policies that shape our city's development and establish goals for its future.

  • Development Code and Process Updates (DCPU)

    The goal of the DCPU project is to make the City's Development Code:

    • Easier to understand and navigate
    • More responsive to Gresham's development climate

    The project includes:

    • Updating design district standards and guidelines
    • Clarifying review processes
    • Creating standards for signs
    • Supporting innovative housing projects

    View DCPU project details.

    Gabbert Butte Nature Park Master Plan

    The City and Metro are asking neighbors and community members:

    • What are the best ways to connect people with nature?
    • How can we improve visitor access to Gabbert Butte in the southern part of Gresham?
    • Where can we create more welcoming entryways and trailheads?
    • How can we improve the trail system and enhance connections with nearby trails?

    The planning process to create a Gabbert Butte Nature Park Master Plan began in 2017.

    View Gabbert Butte project details.

    Housing Production Strategy

    The Housing Production Strategy (HPS) project will create a plan to address Gresham’s unmet housing needs. This plan will include tools, policies and actions. The project will include a focus on housing equity and will include public input. The project is part of the City’s overall  housing efforts.

    The Housing Production Strategy is the second phase of a three-phase project to support a variety of housing options and housing production needed to achieve fair and equitable housing for Gresham’s diverse population. 

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    Housing-Related Code Updates

    The City is updating Gresham's development code to reflect state law for affordable housing and emergency shelters. Updating the code allows us to provide more options in our community.

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    Neighborhood Tree Plan

    The City’s Urban Forestry Subcommittee will engage Neighborhood Associations and community members to develop neighborhood tree plans. The tree plans are intended to help preserve and grow the number of healthy trees in each of Gresham’s neighborhoods.

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  • Transportation projects

    Transportation Planning develops and implements the City's Transportation System Plan (TSP), guides transportation policy development, and coordinates transportation issues related to land development.

  • Active Transportation Plan

    The City is asking:

    • Which places are important to you to get to? Examples: jobs, schools, grocery stores
    • What makes it difficult to get to those places by walking or using a bicycle?
    • What are the most important places to make it safer and more enjoyable to walk or ride a bicycle?
    • What is most important to you about active transportation?

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    Bicycle Routes

    The City will complete two bicycle route projects in 2021 thanks to Metro grants:

    • Wy'East Way Signage
    • Rockwood Bike Route

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    Clackamas to Columbia Corridor

    This project will deliver a plan for improving north-south travel in the Portland Metro area east of Interstate 205.

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    Emerging Transportation Technologies

    This project explores potential impacts and opportunities related to new transportation technologies. We are looking at how to address near-term issues most relevant to Gresham.

    One area of focus is shared micromobility, which refers to bikes, scooters and other small vehicles shared by users and not personally owned.

    For more information, contact Carly Rice, Transportation Planner at 503-618-2818 or Carly.Rice@GreshamOregon.gov.