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Rainy Season Construction Site and Erosion Control Measures

During the rainy season, between October 1st and April 30th, ground-disturbing construction work requires an elevated level of attention.

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
September 22, 2016

Contact: Ross Caron, BDS Public Information Officer, (503) 823-4268  

Rainy Season Construction Site and Erosion Control Measures

During the rainy season, between October 1st and April 30th, ground-disturbing construction work requires an elevated level of attention. Wet weather site and erosion control measures are necessary throughout the City. Additionally, there are area-specific locations in which ground-disturbing work between October 1st and April 30th is either limited or prohibited entirely.

Area-specific Limitations: Ground-disturbing construction work is prohibited between October 1st and April 30th within the Balch Creek and Forest Park Subdistricts of the Northwest Hills Plan District.

Exposed earth is required to be covered and stabilized no later than October 1st. All construction activity which exposes soil to stormwater, including sewer, water and utility trenching, must stop during this seasonal prohibition on ground-disturbing activities. If you have questions, please call the Planning & Zoning section of the Bureau of Development Services at 503-823-7526.
 
General Requirements: Projects in other areas of the City must comply with Title 10 Erosion Control Regulations. In most cases, construction activity may continue, but wet weather erosion control measures are required between October 1st and April 30th, including logging daily inspections of erosion control measures and providing temporary ground cover on exposed soils and stockpiles. A few additional requirements to note include:

  • All site development, construction, and demolition sites are required to post the Erosion Concerns Hotline signage at a location that is readable from the public-right-of way.
  • You must complete an erosion control inspection log and have it available onsite. 

The rainy season is a great time to brush up on your erosion control knowledge. Take time to review the City’s Erosion and Sediment Control Manual and plastic sheeting detail for stockpiles, or download them for quick reference on-site. If your construction team would benefit from erosion control training or a refresher course, check with these or other training providers: 

  • Northwest Environmental Training Center (http://www.nwetc.org)
    • CESCL: Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Training
    • Re-CESCL: Erosion and Sediment Control Lead Re-Certification
  • Southwest Washington Contractors Association (http://www.swca.org/)
    • Erosion Control (CESCL) Certification

To learn more about the Bureau of Development Services, visit us online at www.portlandoregon.gov/bds

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New Online Map of Residential Demolition Data

In an effort to improve access to public information that is of interest to the community, the City of Portland Bureau of Development Services recently launched a Residential Demolitions Map of demolition permit activity within the City of Portland.

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
September 15, 2016

Contact: Ross Caron, BDS Public Information Officer, (503) 823-4268  

New Online Map of Residential Demolition Data

In an effort to improve access to public information that is of interest to the community, the City of Portland Bureau of Development Services recently launched a Residential Demolitions Map (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/demomaps) of demolition permit activity within the City of Portland. The map includes demolition permit activity for single family dwelling and duplex demolitions by year back to 2005. 

Online Map of Residential Demolition Data

You can find more information about residential demolitions on the Bureau of Development Services website: Residential Demolition and Major Alteration and Addition Delay and Notification Information

This is the Bureau of Development Services’ second utilization of the PortlandMaps.Com Gallery and builds on the success of the Unreinforced Masonry Database and Map, which was launched in May, 2016. The City of Portland’s Bureau of Technology Services and Bureau of Development Services are now collaborating to develop a similar map of Commercial demolition permits, as well as a adding an advanced search function to www.portlandmaps.com, which are both planned to go-live this fall.

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BDS Announces Search for Citizens to Serve on the Historic Landmarks Commission

Currently, one position is available and falls within the “Public at Large” category. Another position in another category is due to come available in February 2017, so please apply if interested in other categories.

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
August 31, 2016

The Bureau of Development Services Announces Search for Members of the Public to Serve on the Historic Landmarks Commission

August 31, 2016. The Bureau of Development Services has announced a search for interested applicants to fill upcoming vacancies on the City of Portland Historic Landmarks Commission.

The Historic Landmarks Commission hears proposals for large scale infill and new development proposals in Historic and Conservation Districts. They also review large proposals for alterations to existing Landmarks and to existing structures in Historic and Conservation Districts, as well as appeals of smaller scale proposals to existing Landmarks and alterations to existing structures in Historic and Conservation Districts. The Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month, during normal business hours. Occasionally, meetings may go in to the evening hours; Commissioners are expected to stay for the full hearing. The average length of the meetings are from four to five hours.

Commission members serve four-year terms and may be re-appointed with a maximum of two terms. The Commission consists of seven members, none of whom may hold public elective office. The Commission must include a historian with knowledge of local history; an architectural historian; an architect; two members from the following: landscape architecture, real estate, construction, community development, urban planning, archeology, law, finance, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, or related disciplines; and two members at-large. All members must have demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge of historic preservation.

Currently, one position is available and falls within the “Public at Large” category. Another position in another category is due to come available in February 2017, so please apply if interested in other categories. We are looking to have the position filled as soon as possible. We are requesting that applications be submitted by Monday, September 26, 2016.

Applications should be submitted to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement with a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest, background and experience, or a resume.

For more information about the Historic Landmarks Commission you may contact BDS Senior City Planner Hillary Adam with Bureau of Development Services at 503-823-3581, or hillary.adam@portlandoregon.gov.

Interested members of the public should contact the Office of Neighborhood Involvement at 503-823-4519 for the application form. The form may also be accessed through the ONI website at www.portlandoregon.gov/oni.

Please subscribe to receive other Bureau of Development Services notification.

 
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BDS Lunch & Learn: Trees in Development Situations – Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016 from Noon - 1:00 pm, Bureau of Development Services - 1900 Building 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland OR, 97201 - 2nd Floor Room 2500A.

BDS Lunch & Learn

Join the Bureau of Development Services Staff for a FREE Presentation and Discussion on

Trees in Development Situations

Friday, August 26, 2016 from Noon - 1:00 pm
Bureau of Development Services - 1900 Building
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland OR, 97201 - 2nd Floor Room 2500A

Tree in Development Situations

Urban Forestry and BDS will jointly present a training module on trees in development situations. This training is appropriate for developers, landscape architects, project arborists, planners, surveyors and internal staff.

Discussion Topics:

  • Title 11 & Title 33, Trees in Development
  • On-site tree protection
  • Tree-conscious site designs
  • Mitigation requirements
  • Street tree reviews
  • Arborist reports and when they are required
  • The Urban Forestry Management Plan
  • Canopy goals
  • Service value of trees

Urban Forestry and BDS staff will be available to answer questions.

Para solicitar traducción, por favor llame a 503-823-7300 antes de el 24 de agosto.

Download the flyer in PDF format (Printable Version)

BDS Announces Search for Members of the Public to Serve on the Design Commission

Currently, one position is available and falls within the “Public at Large” category. Other positions may also come available in the future, so please apply if interested in other categories. We are looking to have the position filled as soon as possible.

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
July 28, 2016

The Bureau of Development Services Announces Search for Members of the Public to Serve on the Design Commission

July 28, 2016. The Bureau of Development Services has announced a search for interested members of the public to fill upcoming vacancies on the City of Portland Design Commission.
 
The Design Commission hears proposals for large scale infill and new development proposals in the Central City Plan District and the Gateway Regional Center. The Commission also reviews appeals of smaller scale proposals and alterations to existing structures in design-overlay zones throughout the City. The Commission meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month, during normal business hours. Please note: due to the busy development period the City is experiencing, Commission hearings often extend into evening hours, as well as extra hearing dates needing to be scheduled. Commissioners are expected to stay for the full hearing.
 
Commission members serve four-year terms and may be re-appointed. The Commission consists of seven members, none of whom may hold public elective office. The Commission must include a representative of the Regional Arts and Culture Council, one person representing the public at-large, and five members experienced in either design, engineering, financing, construction or management of buildings, and land development. No more than two members may be appointed from any one of these areas of expertise.
 
Currently, one position is available and falls within the “Public at Large” category. Other positions may also come available in the future, so please apply if interested in other categories. We are looking to have the position filled as soon as possible. We are requesting that applications be submitted by Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
 
Applications should be submitted to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement with a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest, background and experience, or a resume. 
 
For more information about the Design Commission you may contact Tim Heron with Bureau of Development Services at 503-823-7726, or Tim.Heron@portlandoregon.gov.
 
Interested members of the public should contact the Office of Neighborhood Involvement at 503-823-4519 for the application form. The form may also be accessed through the ONI website at www.portlandoregon.gov/oni.

Please subscribe to receive other Bureau of Development Services notification.
 

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