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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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Step 3 - Design Development

During the Design Development phase, you and your development team prepare detailed plans for your public works improvements. These engineering plans include details about your development site, landscaping and structural features, street lighting and traffic signals, street profiles, stormwater and drainage improvements, and final sewer design.

Design Review Fee - The City collects a fixed fee to cover this review phase and required Design Development meeting.  The fee is set and invoiced by the City at the end of Step 2 when the City approves your Concept plans. The fee must be paid before Design Development plans are accepted and scheduled for City review.

Design Development Meeting - Before approving your Design Development plans, the City requires that you meet with public works permitting staff to review and refine your final project design based on your approved Concept plans.  The meeting is set approximately five (5) weeks from acceptance and intake of a Design Development submittal.  When corrections are requested, an 'interim review' submittal is required. At the successful end of the Design Development phase, the City approves the project to move to Final Plan review phase.

Design Development Submittal - NOW ONLINE! DO NOT SUBMIT PAPER COPIES

Submit Design Development or Interim Design Plans using the on-line form (link below).  You will need to sign in to (or create a new) account, to access the online submittal forms.  After log-in, the form will prompt you to add applicable projection information, attach required forms and plans, and must be 'complete' before allowing you to press 'Submit'.  

CAUTION: Make sure that the forms and Design Development plans that you submit are complete and accurately reflect previously-reviewed development objectives and design concepts.  

- Design Development Submittal (online form)

Interim Submittal - revisions required after Design Development meeting (online form)

Once the Design Development or Interim Design Development package is submitted, an automated message will be sent confirming that the plans were submitted successfully. 

Questions, or Need Help with Online Submittals?


Hours: 8:00- 4:30 Monday through Friday




Or, call the Public Works Permitting hotline at 503-823-1987