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Plans Examiner - January/February 2014 Issue

The Plans Examiner 2014 - January/February Issue


  • ITAP Launches Phase Two

    The Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP) is the City’s technology initiative to move the City's development review process to a paperless system. The paperless process will allow online access to the City bureaus' permitting and case services.

  • BDS seeks volunteers for Commissions, Boards and Committees

    The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) receives input from several volunteer commissions, boards, and committees on a variety of issues. Many of these groups now have expired terms and are now seeking new members from all aspects of development and construction and the general public.

  • BDS Budget Update

    BDS staff has been meeting frequently with stakeholder groups as we work to formulate our budget request and updated 5-Year Financial Plan for Fiscal Year 2014-15 (July 2014 – June 2015).

  • DRAC Happenings

    At its December meeting, the DRAC discussed demolition notification regulations and BDS’s budget and finances. The Committee received updates from City staff on changes to investigation fees and upcoming large development projects.

  • 2014 Stormwater Management Manual (SWMM)

    The Stormwater Management Manual (SWMM) provides policy and design requirements for stormwater management throughout the City of Portland.

  • Portlanders provide valuable input for the Comprehensive Plan Update

    The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability would like to thank all the Portlanders who shared their feedback on the Citywide Systems Plan and Map App in the Working Draft – Part 2 of the Comprehensive Plan Update.

  • Updated Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) requirements

    City and State regulations require food and beverage service establishments to install grease interceptors in all new construction; renovations; and where applicable, changes in tenancy or ownership.

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