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The City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services is currently scheduling its Spring 2012 Landlord Training Program.
What kind of permit do you get when you’re not proposing a building subject to the building code? BDS has the answer: A Development Review (DR) permit.
The BDS Enforcement Program operates Zoning, Noise, Work without Permit, Dangerous Buildings, Signs & A-Boards, Nuisances, Housing, Derelict Buildings, Exterior Maintenance Requirements on non-Residential Structures and Chapter 13 Systematic Inspection Enforcement Programs.
DRAC Happenings is a new feature highlighting the activities of the City's Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC). The DRAC is the City?s primary advisory body regarding development review.
BDS submitted its fiscal year (FY) 2012-13 Requested Budget and 5-Year Financial Plan on January 30th. Both documents provide updates on BDS’s financial status and highlight the bureau’s balanced approach to addressing its ongoing staffing and service level needs.
On February 7, 2012, the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP) computer system was released to the public.
In recognition of the continuing economic climate and how it is adversely impacting developers and homeowners, the Bureau of Development Services and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability are proposing a Zoning Code amendment that would extend for an additional period of time the expiration date of approved land use reviews.
The accessibility provisions in the 2010 OSSC have changed to comply with revised final regulations to Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act published by the U.S. Department of Justice, and existing Oregon laws.
New city rules that took effect on January 1, 2012 changed grease and food waste management requirements when constructing or operating food service establishments in Portland.
Recognizing the connections between food and the community's environmental, economic, and public health, the City of Portland through the Urban Food Zoning Code Update— strives to remove zoning code barriers to urban food production and distribution.
Managing Construction and Demolition Debris - Understand options, earn GBCI hours at March training Slightly more than half of the construction and demolition (C&D) debris generated in Portland ends up in the landfill.
Aging-in-place (A-I-P) is being able to remain in your home and your community as you grow older and remain as independent as possible. When seniors are surveyed, this desire appears at the top of the list again and again.