City Code Amendments

Posted on: March 28, 2017

Fort Sumner Park Height Overlay

This text amendment establishes an absolute height limit for new developments and/or additions tied to the elevation of the viewing platform at Fort Sumner Park, 160.27 feet above mean sea level. Permissible building heights for developments occurring within this zone are reduced by 1 vertical foot for every 25 feet the structure stands away from the identified apex point.

The code change includes a provision for building setbacks of 15 feet and requires advisory review of all projects occurring within the proposed overlay zone by the Park Commission.

The new overlay zone and an amendment to the city Zoning Map were approved at the same time as the text changes in Portland City Code Chapter 14, Section 14-139(d).

Order 128-16/17
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