Now, after more than two years of work by a citizen and stakeholder committee, the City’s annexation proposal is under review and City Council is expected to take action on it later this year. A City Planning and Sustainability Commission hearing is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, November 15, starting at 5:30 p.m.
In order to build understanding about the proposal for the island, the Port has produced the short, three-minute video posted above. It highlights key elements of the proposal including many community benefits that will only be realized through annexation and development.
Portland’s upcoming decision regarding the annexation of West Hayden Island is critical to our region’s ability to grow jobs within the existing urban growth boundary and within our city. You are encouraged to attend one of several upcoming key public meetings to learn more and perhaps express your opinion on the topic.
Planning & Sustainability Commission
Hearing – November 15, 5:30 p.m., Portland Building, 2nd Floor (1120 SW 5th Ave.)
Work session – November 27
Portland City Council
Briefing and Hearing dates TBD
In July of 2010, after more than a year of work by a community advisory group, Portland City Council passed a resolution seeking a plan for annexation of 800 acres of West Hayden Island. The plan sets aside 500 acres for wildlife habitat, restoration and recreation and the remaining 300 acres for future development of a marine terminal.