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. The DRAC’s 17 members represent groups with interests in the outcome of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes.
The purpose of the DRAC is to foster a timely, predictable and accountable development review process that implements the City's goals for land use, transportation, housing, economic development, neighborhood livability and the environment. The DRAC advocates for and supports consistent and fair application and implementation of regulations.
The DRAC meets are held on the third Tuesday of each month from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in Room 2500B on the 2nd floor of the 1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave. DRAC meetings are open to the public.
In February and March, the DRAC is reviewing the budget requests of several City development review bureaus. Other issues currently under discussion by the DRAC include:
- Extension of older land use review decisions
- Historic Design Review
- Citywide Tree Code implementation
- Fee increases (including SDC fees)
Join the DRAC!
The DRAC is currently accepting applications for several open member positions, representing these stakeholder groups:
- Large Construction Contractors
- Large Developers
- Citywide Neighborhood Interests
- Land Use Planning Professionals
For information about applying for membership to the DRAC, please contact DRAC staff assistant Mark Fetters at (503) 823-1028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general information about the DRAC, including meeting agendas and minutes, visit the DRAC website: www.portlandonline.com/bds/drac.