Alliance testifies on the city of Portland’s proposed economic opportunities analysis



Alliance testifies on the city of Portland’s proposed economic opportunities analysis

As part of the state-mandated comprehensive plan, the city of Portland is required to complete an economic opportunity analysis (EOA) that evaluates employment land needs by sector and land use categories.
As part of the state-mandated comprehensive plan, the city of Portland is required to complete an economic opportunity analysis (EOA) that evaluates employment land needs by sector and land use categories. The Alliance testified about a number of unrealistic assumptions that are being used to fulfill the city’s industrial land needs including a low-marine cargo forecast, aspirational brownfield redevelopment, and golf course conversion. The Alliance urged that assumptions used be reflective of market realities to ensure that we accommodate projected employment with the appropriate land uses. In particular, the Alliance is concerned with the assumption of a low-marine cargo forecast and urges the adoption of mid-cargo forecast to ensure that our working waterfront remains viable and supports our traded-sector economy and middle-income jobs. Read the testimony.