The official centers boundaries.
Part of the preferred growth scenario, CENTERS provide the primary areas for growth and change in Portland overthe next 25 years. They are compact urban places that anchor complete neighborhoods, featuring retail storesand businesses (grocery stores, restaurants, markets, shops, etc.), civic amenities (libraries, schools, communitycenters, churches, temples, etc.) housing options, health clinics, employment centers and parks or other publicgathering places. Centers transition in scale to surrounding lower density neighborhoods using “middlehousing” building types – rowhouses, duplexes, triplexes, etc. – at their edges. Targeting new growth in centersand the inner ring districts helps achieve goals of having more Portlanders live in complete neighborhoods, usemore mass transit and active transportation, reduce their energy use and mitigate climate change.