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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

2015 Park SDC Update

Parks are essential to maintaining our quality of life in Portland, especially as we continue to grow. The City of Portland assesses System Development Charges, one-time fees on new development, to help fund acquisition of parkland and development of park improvements as our city grows. 

Portland Parks conducted a review and update of its Park System Development Charges (SDC).  PP&R does this every five years. To assist in this review, a Park SDC Taskforce met from December 2012 - January 2015. The taskforce advised on issues such as:

  • Determining the impact and appropriate fee for dormitory residences
  • Evaluating occupancy rates for all residential types
  • Evaluating the updated rates for Park SDC

Portland Parks & Recreation prepared a Methodology Update Report and shared it with the public and interested parties.  A public hearing before the Portland City Council was held on April 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM. City Council approved the Methodology Update on May 27, 2015.

Taskforce Member Name Organization
Debbie Aiona League of Women Voters of Portland
Raihana Ansary Portland Business Alliance (PBA)
Bev Bookin Community Member at Large
Aubre Dickson Community Member at Large
Kevin Johnson Portland Development Commission (PDC)
Maryhelen Kincaid Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC)
Nolan Lienhart Community Member at Large
Jim Owens Portland Parks Board
Jill Sherman Developer at Large
Jim Sjulin Community Member at Large
Dennis Stoecklin Concordia University
Christe White Community Member at Large
Justin Wood Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland

Updated - Ordinance to Adopt Methodology Update with 05-20-15 Amendments

Ordinance Approved by City Council on May 27, 2015

Amendments to Parks SDC Methodology Report & Ordinance

Amendments Presented by Commissioner Fritz at April 15th City Council Hearing

City Council Ordinance, Code Changes, & Other Council Documents

Documents submitted to City Council for April 15th Hearing