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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Land Use Review Types

  • Adjustment Review

    Requested to modify some regulations in the zoning code.

  • Cascade Station/Portland International Center Plan District Traffic Impact Analysis

    To evaluate traffic impacts from development occurring over certain thresholds in this plan district.

  • Central City Parking Review

    Required for some parking in the Central City Plan District.

  • Central City Plan District Open Space Height Transfer Review

    Provides an incentive for the creation and development of needed open space in the Central City Plan District.

  • Conditional Use Review

    Required to allow some uses that are not allowed outright.

  • Design Review

    Required for some projects in the ‘d’ Design overlay zone.

  • Environmental Review

    Required for proposals in the Environmental Conservation ‘c’ or Environmental Protection ‘p’ overlay zones that do not meet environmental standards.

  • Greenway and Greenway Goal Exception Review

    Required for some uses and developments on sites that have a Greenway (‘n’, ‘r’, ‘g’, ‘i’, and ‘q’) overlay zone designation.

  • Historic Review

    Allows for review of alterations to existing historic resources and review of new development within designated districts.

  • Land Division and Final Plat Reviews

    Required to divide an existing property to create additional lots, parcels or tracts.

  • Marquam Hill Parking Review

    Allows for parking within the institutionally developed portions of Marquam Hill in a manner consistent with the goals and objectives of the Marquam Hill Plan.

  • Master Plans and Impact Mitigation Plans

    Required for the future development of a use that is subject to the conditional use regulations.

  • Nonconforming Review

    Determination of Legal Nonconforming Status Review and Nonconforming Situation Review

  • North Cully Development Review

    To ensure that certain large parcels in the Cully Neighborhood are developed in a cohesive manner, compatible with the neighborhood to the south.

  • Planned Development Review

    Allows for alternative development options that may be combined with a land division.

  • River Review

    The River Environmental overlay zone is applied within the Central Reach of the Willamette River, which falls within Central City Plan District. River Review is required when a development or regulated activity in the River Environmental overlay zone is not exempt from the River Environmental overlay zone regulations and either does not meet the standards of subsection 33.475.440, or there are no development standards applicable to the proposal.

  • Tree Review

    Required to allow tree removal in some areas, to change tree preservation mitigation methods for a land division, or for some corrections to violations of tree protection and tree preservation regulations.

  • Unincorporated Multnomah County

    The City of Portland administers the Portland Zoning Code for specific areas of Unincorporated Multnomah County.

  • Zoning Changes

    Required to change the zoning on the site if the proposed zoning is in compliance with the Comprehensive Plan designation. If a different zone is requested, a Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment Review is also required.