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Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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DRAC Happenings

DRAC MembersAt 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.

In January, DRAC members spent significant time discussing the DRAC’s activities and focus; this discussion will continue at the February meeting. DRAC members also discussed the upcoming RICAP 6 process and pending changes to Public Works administrative rules.

The DRAC’s next meeting will be on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

For more information about the DRAC, please contact Mark Fetters (BDS) at (503) 823-1028 or mark.fetters@portlandoregon.gov. You can also visit the DRAC website. The DRAC meets the third Thursday of each month from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. in Room 2500B (2nd floor) of the 1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave. DRAC meetings are open to the public. 


DRAC Happenings highlights 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 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.