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South Auditorium Street Lighting Project - On-Street Parking Impacts

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The Bureau of Development Services was recently informed of the PBOT South Auditorium Street Lighting Replacement Project starting January 10, 2011. This project will impact on-street parking along SW 4th Ave and SW 1st Ave.  The attached construction notice provides general information on the project, including a map of the area impacted and the project timeline. BDS will be communicating with PBOT about dates that on-street parking along SW 4th Ave. and SW 1st Ave. will be impacted, so that we can pass that information on to our customers. 

Contact:  Ross Caron, BDS Public Information Officer, 503.823.4268

Upcoming Bureau of Development Services Holiday Closure

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City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services


January 11, 2011

Contact: Ross Caron, Bureau of Development Services 503.823.4268

(Portland, OR) Recognizing our business and community partners reliance on the services and resources we provide, the Bureau of Development Services wants you to be aware that BDS will be closed Monday, January 17, 2011 in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


Please visit the BDS webpage at for information on our regular business hours and service availability.


BDS Budget Preparation and Budget Advisory Committee (BAC)

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BDS is currently preparing its budget request for Fiscal Year 2011-12 (July 2011 – June 2012). All City bureaus are required to submit their budget requests by Monday, January 31, 2011.

As in years past, we have convened a Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) composed of stakeholders, community members, and BDS staff. We are also involving our Labor Management Committee (LMC), the Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC), and employees in our budget development process. These groups are reviewing our fi nancial information and giving us recommendations on budget decisions.

You can find more information about the bureau's budget and the BAC, including meeting agendas and minutes at or by contacting Mark Fetters, BAC Coordinator at(503) 823-1028 or

(Excerpt from the Plans Examiner - January/February 2011)

Update on Upcoming Changes to Zoning Regulations

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In the November/December 2010 issue of The Plans Examiner, we reported on several upcoming significant changes to the Zoning Code. One of these changes involves new zoning regulations for properties along the Willamette River, generally north of the Fremont Bridge. These regulations, adopted by City Council in 2010 as part of the North Reach River Plan, update the 1987 Willamette Greenway Plan, zoning code, and design guidelines. The second zoning package, the Citywide Tree Project, proposes new regulations for tree preservation, tree cutting and pruning, minimum tree density, and tree permits.

Since our last issue, City Council voted to delay the effective date of the North Reach River Plan regulations to July 1, 2011. Also, the public hearing before City Council on the proposed Citywide Tree Project regulationshas been scheduled for February 2, 2011, at 6:00 pm.

(Excerpt from the Plans Examiner - January/February 2011)