Portland Mixed Use Zoning
To implement its new Comprehensive Plan, Portland initiated a Mixed Use Zoning Project for key corridors and districts outside Downtown where new regulations are needed. Dyett & Bhatia led a multi-disciplinary team to look at best practices and test zoning concepts on specific sites in different character areas. The project included:
Establishing flexible bulk and massing standards;
Providing incentives for affordable housing, historic preservation, publicly-accessible open space;
Requiring ground-level spaces to be designed to accommodate commercial uses;
Regulating transitions in scale and activity between higher-density mixed use areas and adjacent lower-density residential areas;
Providing outdoor living area for residential development.