Find model ordinances, examples, diagrams, books and reports to help local agencies achieve their goals and comply with regional requirements.
Metro is a regional roundtable where leaders, experts and the people of the region come together to shape our future. Find out about Metro's advisory committees and regional partners.
Committees made up of everyone from mayors to neighbors and business owners to bike advocates advise the Metro Council, Auditor and staff. Connect to committee members, attend a meeting or find agendas and meeting notes.
When new land is brought into the urban growth boundary, Metro collaborates with local cities and counties to plan how the new communities will be developed and served by roads, schools and other urban services.
Cities and developers around the country are realizing the long-term benefits of mixed-use neighborhoods that combine housing, employment, retail, cultural and recreational activities in a walkable environment that is well-served by transit.
The functional plan provides tools that help meet goals in the 2040 Growth Concept, Metro's long-range growth management plan.
Learn about strategies for reducing the cost of housing, presented to the Metro Council in 2006 by the Housing Choice Task Force.
Discover practical information for designing safe and healthy streets with four handbooks published by Metro.
Transportation system management and operations strategies provide money saving multimodal solutions that relieve congestion, optimize infrastructure investments, promote travel options, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Community Investment Toolkit provides information to local governments, nonprofit organizations, developers and community leaders about best practices for creating and enhancing vibrant urban communities.
Find out about the ambitious effort to establish a network of regional trails and greenways that connect the cities, centers, parks, natural areas and neighborhoods of the region.
The Metro Council is teaming up with governments, businesses, nonprofits and other nature lovers to create the world’s best network of parks, trails and natural areas.
Metro has drafted a model ordinance to help cities and counties comply with habitat protection requirements. Conceptual diagrams illustrate how habitat conservation areas would be affected by the model ordinance.
Dozens of projects that improve water quality, protect wildlife habitat and provide people with access to nature have been completed using funds from Metro's voter approved bond measure.
Find out more about the 27 target areas where Metro is acquiring natural areas and trails to safeguard water quality, protect fish and wildlife habitat, and ensure access to nature for future generations.
Metro is seeking applications for projects that re-green and re-nature neighborhoods.
Metro is responsible for planning and managing of garbage, recycling, composting and related waste generated in the region.
Local governments are eligible to participate in Metro's matching grant program, which pays for items related to neighborhood cleanup events like dumpster rental fees, advertising, gloves and supplies for volunteers.
Looking for data, reports or forecasts on land, population and employment? Metro compiles and maintains a wealth of information about the economy and demographics of the region.
Find pre-printed maps of the area's zoning, parks, flood levels, watersheds, undeveloped land and more.
RLIS Live delivers more than 100 GIS map layers for the region through online download and web services – available to subscribers anywhere with Internet access.
Metro provides procedures and criteria for boundary changes to cities and special districts within Metro. Metro handles the statutorily required distribution of each boundary change decision to complete the change process. See Metro Code 3.09 for details.
The Natural Hazards Program was a service of Metro's Data Resource Center from 1995 to 1999 and has been discontinued.
Learn about Metro's construction excise tax on construction permits to fund land use planning throughout the region.