SERVICE LEVEL UPDATE
May 26, 2016
Revised Interpretation of the Delay of and Notification for Demolitions and Major Alteration/Additions (MRAA) for Multi-Family and Mixed-Use Structures with a Residential Comprehensive Plan Map Designation
Since recent changes to Portland City Code Chapter 24.55 Building Demolition went into effect April 20, 2015, the Bureau of Development Services has implemented the requirement of a 35-day delay and/or notification prior to issuing permits for demolitions and major alterations and additions to non-accessory residential structures with a residential Comprehensive Plan Map designation.
Effective May 17, 2016, BDS will apply the neighborhood notification and delay provisions to all non-accessory structures with one or more residential units (including multi-family and mixed-use structures) with a residential Comprehensive Plan Map designation. Previously, BDS only applied these provisions to single-family dwellings and duplexes.
This change to the applicability of the delay and/or notification requirements is based on the definition of residential structure in the Portland City Code (PCC), which is not restricted to single-family dwellings and duplexes. (See PCC 24.15.140.) The Code applies to all residential structures with a residential Comprehensive Plan Map designation. (PCC 24.55.200(B) and 24.55.210(B).)
BDS recognizes and appreciates our business and community partners’ reliance on the services and resources we provide. Customers are encouraged to review and consider these delay and notification requirements as they prepare to apply for permits. Information on these building codes and the permitting process is available on BDS’ Residential Demolition and Major Alteration and Addition Delay and Notification Information webpage. For more information contact: Kareen Perkins, Permitting Services Manager, at Kareen.Perkins@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-3622.
Do you have feedback on the Demolition and MRAA Ordinance? Submit them to the Comments, Questions, Suggestions, and Concerns webpage set up to gather feedback from the community and construction industry on this topic.
To learn more about the Bureau of Development Services, visit us online at www.portlandoregon.gov/bds.