Vertical Infrastructure Strategic Framework
Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), Office for Community Technology (OCT), Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), Office of City Attorney
Mayor Ted Wheeler, Commissioner Dan Saltzman
Rapidly growing demand for wireless and data services is increasing pressure on two of Portland’s finite resources: the public right of way and City-owned poles in the public right of way. PBOT leads this multi-bureau effort to develop and implement a comprehensive, proactive management plan for these assets. Activities include updates to design guidance collaborating with Bureau of Development Services, Portland Design Commission, and Historic Landmarks Commission, as well as code updates, citywide inventories of vertical infrastructure and radio frequency studies, and strategy development to address challenges and opportunities.