On Wednesday June 6, 2018, the Portland City Council voted to adopt the Central City 2035 Plan. The Plan covers a wide range of topics and issues, and significantly, it includes what is arguably the most stringent green roof requirement in the US. Unlike other cities with requirements that include solar panels or green roofs, the Portland green roof requirement is an outright requirement for green roofs on new construction in the Central City area that has a gross square footage of 20,000 square feet or more. There are some exemptions, but even with these, Portland will see many more green roofs in the Central City area.
You can watch the discussion and vote on CC2035 at www.portlandoregon.gov/video/player/?tab=council
Click on the Wednesday June 6th afternoon session.
Many thanks to the Portland City Council, Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission member Mike Houck, our colleagues at the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability especially Mindy Brooks, and colleagues Bob Sallinger and Jim Labbe.