1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Portland City Council approved changes to City of Portland Title 33, Portland Zoning Code as part of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Regulatory Improvement Program, Accessory Structures Project.
BDS Administrative and Finance staff are in high gear as we prepare our fiscal year (FY) 2016-17 Requested Budget and our updated 5-Year Financial Plan for submission on February 1, 2016.
The Inspection Services Division is pleased to share some great news. Effective Thursday, January 14, 2016, we are reinstituting our Chief Electrical Inspector and Chief Plumbing Inspector assignments!
November 2015, December 2015 meeting highlights and DRAC Membership Updates
The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) Business Continuity Plan provides direction and guidelines to the bureau in order to respond in a prudent and timely way to significant, persistent financial downturns.
In late November 2015, the BDS Organizational Assessment Report from the Coraggio Group, a Portland-based consulting firm, was provided to BDS. The assessment was started in Spring 2015, and the report reflects several months of work by the consultants in assessing the bureau’s health, culture, and organizational structure.
Policy Update and New Staff Announcment from The Bureau of Envronmental Services
The Fix-It Fair is a FREE City of Portland event where you can learn simple ways to save money and connect with resources.
Recognizing our business and community partners’ reliance on the services and resources we provide, the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) is providing advance notice of an upcoming Holiday closure.
The 2015-2016 series of the City of Portland’s Landlord Training Program marks the sixteenth training series coordinated by the City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services, Neighborhood Inspections Team.
To help BDS employees as well as customers and stakeholders re-engage with the strategic plan, we will be re-forming groups that worked on each of the plan’s focus areas and seeking input from our key advisory groups. We intend to formally launch the strategic plan in this Spring.
The Urban Forestry Commission will hear proposed amendments to Title 11, Trees, regarding tree preservation in development situations on Thursday, January 21, 2016. The hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m., 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500B.
BDS webpages, applications and handouts, and code and program guides.