December 18, 2013
The Bureau of Development Services Announces Search
for Citizens to Serve on
the Adjustment Committee and
the Historic Landmarks Commission
The Bureau of Development Services has announced a search for interested citizens to fill two vacancies on the City ofPortland Adjustment Committeeand two vacancies on the Historic Landmarks Commission.
The Adjustment Committee considers in a public hearing setting Type II appeals of Adjustment decisions rendered by Bureau of Development Services staff. Adjustments are requests to modify the development standards of the Portland Zoning Code (Title 33). The Adjustment Committee meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month, if necessary, during normal business hours. Each meeting typically lasts approximately 2 to 3 hours.
Committee members serve four-year terms and may be re-appointed The terms shall be a maximum of four years with a maximum of two full terms. The Committee consists of seven members, none of whom may hold public elective office. The Committee must include three persons representing the public at large; two members in urban design, architecture, or landscape architecture; and two members experienced in engineering, financing, construction, building management or land development.
There are currently two vacant Adjustment Committee positions that must be filled by an individual representing the categories of: 1) public at large; and 2) engineering, financing, construction, building management or land development.
The Historic Landmarks Commission hears proposals for large scale infill and new development proposals in Historic and Conservation Districts. They also review 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 Monday of every month, during normal business hours. The meetings can last from 2 to 4 hours each time.
Commission members serve four-year terms and may be re-appointed. The terms shall be a maximum of four years with a maximum of two full 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.
There are currently two vacant positions both in the public at large category.
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. Applications should be submitted by January 8, 2013.
We are looking to have the positions filled in January 2014, with a potential start date at the end of January 2014 for the Historic Landmarks Commission, and February 2014 for the Adjustment Committee. For more information about the Adjustment Committee, you may contact Douglas Hardy with Bureau of Development Services at 503-823-7816, or Douglas.Hardy@portlandoregon.gov.
For more information about the Historic Landmarks Commission you may contact Tim Heron with Bureau of Development Services at 503-823-7726, or Tim.Heron@portlandoregon.gov.
Interested citizens 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.portlandonline.com/oni.