Land Use

Woodstock Neighborhood Association’s Land Use Committee plays a vital role in our community. This committee receives notices from various city organizations. These can include tree removal, demolitions, Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) alerts, notices of public hearings, decisions, and of course land use notices and reviews.

The Land Use Committee may investigate land use requests and activities that are perceived to have an impact on the livability of the Woodstock neighborhood. If a land use issue is of particular concern, an ad hoc committee may be formed to study it. The Land Use Committee is empowered to take a position and present its findings and recommendations on land use matters in accordance with guidelines laid out in WNA bylaws.

LUC members have been discussing and studying the City of Portland’s Comprehensive Plan drafts, maps, and proposed zone designation changes, and giving feedback to the Planning and Sustainability Commission during the current comp plan revision process, especially on aspects of the plan that may directly affect the future shape of development in Woodstock Neighborhood. Read more about the Comprehensive Plan Update here.

We rely on the keen eyes of all our neighbors to help us watch for land use cases that may need attention, and we are always looking for neighbors who have an interest in land use issues to join the Land Use Committee. If you are such a person, please contact Terry Griffiths at to find out how to get involved.

LUC meetings are usually held the Third Wednesday of each month at 7pm at the Woodstock Community Center. Check the Woodstock Neighborhood calendar on our Events page for details.

Pending land use permits can be found on Portland Bureau of Development Services (BDS) Public Notices page. You can also search by address on Portland Maps, then click permits/cases for information.