1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Starting in March 2009 the Process Management Section will be renamed devTeam Portland and the Process Managers will have a new working title - Development Liaisons.
The Process Management Team has been working, on a number of service improvements for our customers. We realized many customers, both internal and external, were not aware of the work we do and the kind of assistance we can provide to our customers. Realizing this we began developing some marketing tools to better provide development assistance to our customer base and reach a wider audience. We also created materials for a BDS "devTeam Portland" website to assist customers and provide information about our work. We're now ready to implement the improvements. We are acutely aware of how early assistance, clear communication and commitment to project schedule timelines can positively affect development. We're looking forward to implementing the DevTeam changes so that we will be able to provide these improved services to our customers, many of whom have been effected by the current downturn in the economy.
BDS Development Liaisons work to ensure clear, effective, ongoing communication between all the city reviewers and the developer's design and construction team throughout the design, plan review, permitting and construction process. We serve as an essential single point of contact between our customers and city staff. Liaisons assist customers in many ways including providing early building permit fee estimates and guidance about the permit process and submittal requirements, arranging early assistance meetings with customers and plan review staff, and monitoring the review process for continuity and timeliness.
Development Liaison services are currently provided free of charge with the exception of The Major Projects Group Program.
We work with customers whose projects fall into one of the following categories:
Check out the BDS DevTeam website (http://www.portlandonline.com/bds/devteam) for more information about the types of projects we work on and the services we can provide our customers during the various phases of a development project. The webpage also includes our devTeam brochure, the Major Projects Group brochure and some helpful links to information our customers typically need along with our contact information.
The devTeam Development Liaisons are Mary Pat Gardner, Charles Auch, Anna Thorn, Kevin Kilduff and Jeff Gray (who is the devTeam's Tech II). Nora Mullane is the Section Manager. We'd be happy to talk with you about the work that we do and discuss how we may be able to assist you with your project. We look forward to working with you.