Metro maps 50-year plan

The Metro Council designates 28,000 acres in the Portland area as urban reserves.

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The Metro Council voted 5-2 to designate 28,000 acres in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties as urban reserves.

The new plans could affect development in the metro area over the next 50 years.

During that same half-century, the local population is expected to grow well more than 50 percent.

While the urban reserves sparked the most controversy, lands named as rural reserves could have greater long-term consequences. The Metro Council agreed to put 272,000 acres into rural reserves, essentially declaring a green belt around the Portland area that’s roughly equal in size to the total area inside the urban growth boundary.

Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.

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