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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Street Standards

Streetscape design standards were developed to address environmental considerations, neighborhood speeding, traffic reduction, and neighborhood livability.

Street Improvement Permits

The public street improvement permit program supports new development / re-development projects. The City requires developers to make certain public street improvements in conjunction with construction projects on private property.

Local Improvement Districts (LID)

The LID is a method that allows a group of property owners to share the cost of street improvements. In addition, the City provides a long-term, low-interest financing to help property owners pay for improvements in a manner that they can afford.

Substandard Street Improvements

The substandard street improvement permit allows residents of an existing neighborhood to grade and/or pave their street.