Pearl District Zoning and Development History

These two documents describe how the Pearl was developed within the central employment zone.  This loosely defined zone allowed interpretation by planning officials.  The City also gave bonus floor area ratio for residential use, encouraging the development of high-rise condos.

North Pearl District Zoning Plan 2008

Existing Conditions, Pearl District Development

Portland’s Affordable Housing Failures

Map of affordable housing in Portland

Note the big difference in affordable housing density between the West side of the Pearl and Old Town/East side of Pearl.

Note the big difference in affordable housing density between the West side of the Pearl and Old Town/East side of Pearl.

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