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The RICAP 8 Proposed Draft will be considered at public hearings held by the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) on December 7, 2016, and the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) on December 13, 2016.

The 51 items propose changes to the zoning and tree codes and fall into two groups:

  1. Minor Policy Items that may affect existing policy; for example, by expanding or restricting allowed uses, changing the review type or procedure for land use applications, or revising development standards. RICAP 8 contains 23 minor policy items that will address a variety of issues, including land divisions, lot confirmations, property line adjustments, Heritage Trees, enforcement and root protection zones.

  2. Technical Corrections, Clarifications and Consistency Items where the particular requirement is unclear or the regulations are in conflict with other sections of the code. There are 28 miscellaneous technical corrections in RICAP 8, including 11 technical issues related to the new Tree Code.

Staff Contact
Kathryn Hartinger, City Planner, 503-823-9714,

RICAP 8 Proposed Draft

Code amendments for consideration by the Urban Forestry and Planning and Sustainability commissions

RICAP 8 Proposed Draft Summary

4-page handout summarizing items included in the Proposed Draft

RICAP 8 Discussion Draft

Draft of code amendments for public outreach

RICAP 8 Discussion Draft Summary

4-page handout summarizing items included in the Discussion Draft

RICAP 8 Notice of Proposed Workplan

Notice for the Planning and Sustainability Commission hearing on the workplan

RICAP 8 Proposed Workplan

The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) will consider this proposed workplan on April 28th. No code amendments or specific changes are being proposed at this time. The PSC is being asked to approve the list of items to be further evaluated

RICAP 8 Workplan Appendix

Full database list of technical and minor policy items considered for RICAP 8

RICAP 8 Workplan Summary

A 2-page summary of the 37 items to be evaluated as part of the RICAP 8 workplan