Making the Land Use, Transportation, Air Quality Connection

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  • Oregon’s Statewide Planning Goals & Guidelines, Department of Land Conservation and Development (Mar. 12, 2010), available at http://www.oregon.gov/LCD/docs/goals/compilation_of_statewide_planning_goals.pdf. Statewide Planning Goals and Guidelines, Or. Admin. R. Div. 15, available at http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OARS_600/OAR_660/660_015.html.
  • Metro Regional Transportation Plan (June 2010), available athttp://library.oregonmetro.gov/files//2035_rtp_final_document_as_submitted_to_dlcd_usdot_web.pdf
  • Regional High Capacity Transit System Plan (June 2010), available at http://library.oregonmetro.gov/files//hct_plan_june2010_web.pdf
  • Multnomah County Voters Pamphlet, Metro Measure No. 26-26: Bonds to Preserve Open Space, Parks; Protect Streams, Fish, Wildlife (May 16, 1995), available at http://www.co.multnomah.or.us/dbcs/elections/1995-05/voters_pamphlet.pdfMultnomah County Voters Pamphlet, Metro Measure No. 26-80: Bonds to Preserve Natural Areas, Clean Water, Protect Fish, Wildlife (Nov. 7, 2006), available at http://www.co.multnomah.or.us/dbcs/elections/2006-11/voters_pamphlet.pdf
  • Nature in Neighborhoods, Metro Code Title 13 §§ 3.07.1310 to 3.07.1370 (Jan. 13, 2011), available at http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=274
  • Metro Transit-Oriented Development Strategic Plan, available athttp://ctod.org/portal/sites/default/files/portland-tod-v3-web.pdf
  • Making the Land Use, Transportation, Air Quality Connection

    1. 1. Making the Land Use, Transportation, Air Quality Connection in Portland, Oregon, USA<br />Andy Cotugno<br />Metro Policy Advisor<br />June 2010<br />
    2. 2. The Pacific Northwest<br />
    3. 3. Metro Council Districts<br />
    4. 4. Metro region<br />
    5. 5. Urban Growth Boundary & Framework Plan<br />Light-Rail<br />Natural Areas<br />Public Private Partnerships<br />
    6. 6. Downtown in Decline<br /><ul><li>Freeways focusing growth in suburbs
    7. 7. Downtown buildings razed to construct more parking lots
    8. 8. Urban renewal replaces vibrant neighborhoods with sterile high-rise apartments</li></li></ul><li>Highway Revolt<br /><ul><li>Harbor Freeway removed in 1976 to make way for Tom McCall Waterfront Park
    9. 9. Mount Hood Freeway </li></ul> withdrawn in favor <br /> of light rail transit <br /> along the Banfield<br /><ul><li>Shift freeway money to multi-modal projects</li></li></ul><li>The Oregon Story<br /> "There is a shameless threat to our environment and to the whole quality of life: unfettered despoiling of the land. Sagebrush subdivisions, coastal 'condomania’...<br />Governor Tom McCall<br />
    10. 10. The Oregon Story<br /> “...and the ravenous rampage of suburbia in the Willamette Valley all threaten <br /> to mock Oregon's status as the environmental model for the nation.”<br />Tom McCall’s <br /> address to <br /> the Legislature, <br /> January 8, 1973<br />
    11. 11. Senate Bill 100<br /><ul><li>Legislature adopts pioneering 1973 statewide planning program to limit sprawl and protect forest and farms
    12. 12. Legislation requires local </li></ul> plans to meet statewide <br /> goals; creates LCDC<br /><ul><li>Urbanization </li></ul> now focused<br /> inside urban<br /> growth boun-<br /> daries<br />
    13. 13. Oregon Land Use Program<br />State Goals & Regulations<br />Goal 1 – Citizen Involvement<br />Goal 2 – Planning Process<br />Goal 3 – Agricultural Lands<br />Goal 4 – Forest Lands<br />Goal 5 – Natural Resources<br />Goal 6 – Air/Water Quality<br />Goal 7 – Natural Disasters & Hazards<br />Goal 8 – Recreation<br />Goal 9 – Economic Development<br />Goal 10 – Housing<br />Goal 11 – Public Facilities<br />Goal 12 – Transportation<br />Goal 13 – Energy Conservation<br />Goal 14 – Urban Growth Boundary<br />Goal 15 – Willamette River Greenway<br />Goal 16 – Estuarine Resources<br />Goal 17 – Coastal Shorelands<br />Goal 18 – Beaches and Dunes<br />Goal 19 – Ocean Resources<br />Metro<br />Regional Framework Plan<br />2040 Growth Concept<br />Urban Growth Boundary<br />Regional Transportation Plan<br />Riparian Setback Regulations<br />Local Comprehensive Plan Compliance<br />Cities and Counties<br />Comprehensive Land use Plans<br />Building Permits<br />
    14. 14. 2040 Concepts<br />Base Case<br />Concept A<br />Concept B<br />Concept C<br />2040 Growth Concept adopted in 1995<br />2040 Concept<br />
    15. 15. 2040 Growth Concept<br /><ul><li>50-year vision for managing region’s growth
    16. 16. Incorporates best parts of “Concepts for Growth” options
    17. 17. Kicks off a major effort to enact the new regional vision through local plans</li></li></ul><li>2040 Theme:<br />Growth in Centers<br /><ul><li>Compact urban centers built to human scale
    18. 18. Mixed housing and commerce served with good transit
    19. 19. Focus of civic </li></ul> activities and<br /> public services<br /><ul><li>Parking ratios </li></ul> established<br />
    20. 20. 2040 Theme:<br />Protect Industry<br /><ul><li>Preserve Industrial Lands
    21. 21. Maintain freight mobility on highways
    22. 22. Ensure quality freight access to ports and industrial areas from region’s highway and rail network</li></li></ul><li>2040 Theme:<br />Protect Rural Areas<br /><ul><li>Adopt 50-year Rural Reserves
    23. 23. Create Green Corridors along rural state highways
    24. 24. Mitigate urban overflow on rural routes
    25. 25. Maintain rural separation between Metro region and neighbor cities</li></li></ul><li>2040 Theme:<br />Nature in the City<br /><ul><li>Network of parks, trails and open spaces
    26. 26. Protections for streams and upland natural areas
    27. 27. Green Streets - designs that minimize runoff
    28. 28. Employ regulatory and acquisition approaches to preservation and enhancement</li></li></ul><li>Two Tracks for Transportation <br />2035 RTP Investment Strategy<br />Track 2:<br />Community <br />Building<br />Track 1:<br />Mobility <br />Corridors<br />Focused on <br />place making<br />Centered on major travel corridors<br />
    29. 29. Light Rail & Transit<br />
    30. 30.
    31. 31. To date: <br /><ul><li> 50 miles Light-Rail, 7.3 planned
    32. 32. 4 miles Streetcar, 8 miles planned
    33. 33. 14.7 miles Commuter Rail</li></li></ul><li>
    34. 34. Future High Capacity Transit<br />
    35. 35. Natural Areas<br />
    36. 36. Preservation of<br />Natural Areas<br />1995 measure<br /><ul><li>$136 million</li></ul>2006 measure<br /><ul><li>$227 million</li></li></ul><li>Preservation of<br />Natural Areas<br />To date:<br /><ul><li>nearly 11,000 acres preserved
    37. 37. more than 90 miles of rivers and streams protected
    38. 38. more than one million trees planted</li></li></ul><li>Within the UGB <br />22,000 acres of Metro’s Bond Acquisitions. Public Parks, and public Open Spaces have been protected<br />
    39. 39. Within the UGB Title 13 (through regulation) protects 27,300 acres of Riparian Habitat outside of our Public parks and open spaces<br />
    40. 40. 22,000 acres of Bond Acquisitions, Public Parks, Public Open space <br />27,300 acres of regulated Riparian Habitat <br />49,300 acres = 19% of the 255,600 acre UGB<br />
    41. 41. Public Private Partnerships<br />
    42. 42.
    43. 43. VMT per capitaU.S. and Portland<br />
    44. 44. Learn more about Metro at<br />www.oregonmetro.gov<br />Andrew C. Cotugno<br />Metro<br />503-797-1763<br />Andy.Cotugno@oregonmetro.gov<br />

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