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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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General Information: 503-823-4000


1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Step 3 - Design Development Plans

Portland Public Works Permit Process 

STEP 3 – Design Development and Review of Plans

During the Design Development step, 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. 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 plan.

The City collects a fixed fee when you request this design development meeting. The amount of the fee is set by the City at the end of Step 2 when the City approves your concept plans.

At the successful end of design development, the city will sign off on your design development plans.

CAUTION: Make sure that the forms and design development plans that you file are complete and accurately reflect previously-reviewed development objectives and design concepts. The City will charge you additional fees if you need to request additional meetings to complete this step in the permitting process.

Request a Design Development Meeting

You request a design development meeting by filing design development engineering plans along with your payment of the fixed fee amount that the City set following your concept development meeting. Be sure to include the following two completed forms with your design development plans:

Please call the Public Works Permitting hotline at 503-823-1987 or email for more information.