The Multnomah County Comprehensive Framework Plan Summary is the county's land use mission statement. It describes the policies that guide decisions made by the Land Use Planning Division as well as the relationship between Multnomah County land use decisions and the policies adopted by the Metro Council and statewide planning agencies.

If you would like more information on these policies, contact the Multnomah County Land Use Planning Division. You can visit our office: 1600 S.E. 190th Avenue, Portland, OR 97233; call us: (503) 988-3043; or contact us via e-mail: land.use.planning@multco.us.

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are constantly under revision. Policy updates happen regularly, so please be aware that these documents are provided for informational purposes only. For advice on the most recent version of these policies, you must contact our office.


INDEX

THE PLANNING PROCESS

ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES
Policy 1: Plan Relationships
Policy 2: Off-Site Effects

CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL POLICIES 
Policy 3: Citizen Involvement
Policy 4: Intergovernmental Coordination
Policy 5: Economic Development 8-1

URBAN/RURAL GROWTH MANAGEMENT POLICIES
Policy 6: Urban Land Area
Policy 6a: Reserves
Policy 7: Rural Center Land Area
Policy 8: Rural Residential Land Area
Policy 9: Agricultural Land Area
Policy 10: Multiple Use Agricultural Land Area
Policy 11: Commercial Forest Land Area
Policy 12: Multiple Use Forest Land Area

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT POLICIES
Policy 13: Air, Water, Noise Quality
Policy 14: Development Limitations
Policy 15: Willamette River Greenway
Policy 16: Natural Resources

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN PROCESS POLICIES
Policy 17: Community Development Framework
Policy 18: Community Identity
Policy 19: Community Design
Policy 20: Arrangement of Land Uses
Policy 21: Housing Choice
Policy 22: Energy Conservation
Policy 23: Redevelopment

LAND USE LOCATION POLICIES
Policy 24: Housing Location
Policy 25: Mobile Homes
Policy 26: Houseboats
Policy 27: Commercial Location
Policy 28: Strip Development
Policy 29: Office Location
Policy 30: Industrial Location
Policy 31: Community Facilities and Uses

PHYSICAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS POLICIES
Policy 32: Capital Improvements
Policy 33: Introduction to Transportation System 
Policy 33a: Transportation System
Policy 33b: Marine Transportation System
Policy 33c: Bikeways/Pedestrian System
Policy 34: Trafficways
Policy 35: Public Transportation
Policy 36: Transportation System Development Requirements
Policy 37: Utilities
Policy 38: Facilities

PARKS AND RECREATION SYSTEM POLICIES
Policy 39: Parks and Recreation Planning
Policy 40: Development Requirements

COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE NATIONAL SCENIC AREA POLICY
Policy 41: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Policy


Comprehensive Framework Plan