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Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

TTY : 503-823-6868

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Boards, Commissions & Advisory Committees

Adjustment Committee

The Adjustment Committee, authorized under Portland City Code 33.710.070, reviews adjustment requests to the development standards of Title 33 [Planning and Zoning Regulations].

Alternative Technology Advisory Committee

The committee assists the BDS in reviewing innovate sustainable building technologies and methods for compliance with the Building Code requirements.

Building Code Board of Appeals

The Building Code Board of Appeals is authorized under Portland City Code 24.10.080 and the State of Oregon Structural Specialty Code.

Design Commission

The Design Commission, authorized under Portland City Code 33.710.050, provides leadership and expertise on urban design and architecture and on maintaining and enhancing Portland's historical and architectural heritage.

Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC)

A citizen advisory body representing those with interest in policies, budgets and regulations affecting development review processes. (Vacancy in 1 member category: Large Developers)

Electrical Code Board of Appeals

The Electrical Code Board of Appeals hears appeals where an applicant is aggrieved by the findings of the Director.

Floating Structures Board of Appeals

The Floating Structures Code Board of Appeals will consisting of six members and six alternates who are knowledgeable about construction as regulated by the base building codes and the construction and maintenance of floating structures and moorage facilities.

Historic Landmarks Commission

The Historic Landmarks Commission provides leadership and expertise on maintaining and enhancing Portland's historic and architectural heritage.

ITAP Customer Advisory Committee

Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP) Customer Advisory Committee is a citizen advisory committee, comprised of approximately 12 members who represent a variety of interests.

Mechanical Code Board of Appeals

The Mechanical Board of Appeals determines the suitability of alternate materials and types of construction and provides for reasonable interpretations of the provisions of the Mechanical Code.

Plumbing Code Board of Appeals

The Plumbing Code Board of Appeal consists of three members appointed by the Mayor.

River Community Advisory Committee

The River Community Advisory Committee is a citizen advisory body, comprised of six members who represent a variety of floating structures interests.

Structural Engineering Advisory Committee

The Structural Engineering Advisory Committee is appointed by the Mayor and consists of three members and three alternates licensed in Oregon to practice structural engineering.

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