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Amendments to Title 11, Trees, Regarding Trees in Development Situations, Become Effective March 16, 2018

The amendments to Title 11 were approved by the Portland City Council on Feb. 14, 2018 and will go into effect on March 16, 2018.

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
Feb. 16, 2018
Contact: Emily Sandy, Emily.Sandy@portlandoregon.gov; (503) 823-7828

Amendments to Title 11, Trees, Regarding Trees in Development Situations,
Become Effective March 16, 2018

These changes were approved by the Portland City Council on Feb. 14, 2018 and will go into effect on March 16, 2018

The amendments to Title 11 and results for customers are summarized as follows: 

  • Trees are subject to PCC 11.50, Trees in Development Situations ONLY IF ground disturbance impacts the Root Protection Zone of at least one regulated tree. Removal of trees through a development permit is no longer allowed if no regulated tree faces an impact by the development.  
  • Clarifies that if not subject to 11.50, Trees in Development Situations, removal of regulated trees must be approved through Urban Forestry Tree Permit subject to 11.40, Tree Permit Requirements. 
  • In those cases where PCC 11.50 Trees in Development Situations does not apply, applicants will no longer need to provide tree protection fencing for their project. 
  • Existing trees must still be shown on the site plan for all development permits to document tree sizes, species and resulting root protections zones, UNLESS there are no Private Trees 12 inches or greater, no City Trees six inches or greater, no Street Trees three inches or greater, and the Tree Density requirements do not apply. 
  • The appeal process for 11.50, Trees in Development Situations is codified and allows for an Administrative Review by City Forester or BDS Director, as appropriate, with appeal to Code Hearings Officer. 

If you have questions about how these changes apply to a specific development situation, please call the Bureau of Development Services Planning & Zoning Hotline at 503-823-PLAN (7526) or visit the Development Services Center (DSC). For questions about trees in non-development situations or in the street, please call Urban Forestry at 503-823-TREE (8733). 

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Deferred Submittals for Manufactured Roof Truss Engineering Effective February 1, 2018

BDS will only accept the deferred submittal after the main building permit has been issued. The deferred submittal will not be accepted prior to this stage in the permitting process.

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
January 24, 2018
Contact: Christy Pierce, Bureau of Development Services, (503) 823-7916

Deferred Submittals for Manufactured Roof Truss Engineering
Effective February 1, 2018

The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) will continue to allow deferred submittals for manufactured roof truss engineering on projects utilizing the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC). 

Applicants must indicate this choice at the point of intake for the permit on the “New Single Family Residential Minimum Submittal Checklist and Sample Site Plan” form (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/454949). There is an additional fee for the processing and review of these deferred submittals. The deferred submittal application is available at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/141277.

BDS will only accept the deferred submittal after the main building permit has been issued. The deferred submittal will not be accepted prior to this stage in the permitting process. BDS is discontinuing any practice of allowing the deferred submittal to be turned in while the main permit is still under review.

For simplicity and ease of processing, BDS encourages customers to submit a full residential permit application, including the truss engineering, at the initial intake of the project. 

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New State Building Codes

The State of Oregon’s Building Codes Division (BCD) released new editions of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, Oregon Electrical Specialty Code and the Oregon Plumbing Code. Any permits issued in 2018 must meet the new code requirements, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

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CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
January 8, 2018

The State of Oregon’s Building Codes Division (BCD) released new editions of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, Oregon Electrical Specialty Code and the Oregon Plumbing Code. Any permits issued in 2018 must meet the new code requirements, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

BDS staff are diligently working to update documents, code guides and titles that are affected by the changes. Download our partial list of notable code changes.

The State provides training from January-March after the code changes take effect, so additional information will be provided to BDS staff and applicants as it becomes available. 

You can view the 2017 specialty codes in their entirety on the BCD website. For more information about the codes, please contact the BCD main number at 800-442-7457 or email bcd.info@oregon.gov

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Second Floor Permit Center Remodel

With construction starting on October 13 and continuing throughout the fall and winter, the second story Permit Center will be going through a remodel to better serve our customers.

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
October 16, 2017

Second Floor Permit Center Remodel

Temporary SignageWith construction starting on October 13 and continuing throughout the fall and winter, the second story Permit Center will be going through a remodel to better serve our customers. Construction times will only occur after 4:30 p.m. during the week and on weekends to minimize interference with our work. To better serve you, we ask that you follow the temporary signage in and around the Permit Center.

Below is a diagram of the current layout and routing of foot traffic.

2nd Floor - phase 1 floorplan


For more information, please contact Kareen Perkins, Permitting Services Section Manager at (503) 823-3622 or Kareen.Perkins@portlandoregon.gov.

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The Bureau of Development Services Announces Search for Volunteers to Serve on the Historic Landmarks Commission

The Bureau of Development Services has announced a search for anyone interested in filling a current vacancy on the City of Portland Historic Landmarks Commission.

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CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
September 29, 2017

The Bureau of Development Services Announces Search for Volunteers to Serve on the Historic Landmarks Commission

Sept. 29, 2017 – The Bureau of Development Services has announced a search for anyone interested in filling a current vacancy on the City of Portland Historic Landmarks Commission. 

The Historic Landmarks Commission hears proposals for large-scale infill and new development proposals in Historic and Conservation Districts. They also review large proposals for alterations to existing landmarks and to existing structures in Historic and Conservation Districts, as well as appeals of smaller-scale proposals to existing landmarks and alterations to existing structures in Historic and Conservation Districts. The Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month, during normal business hours. Occasionally, meetings may go in to the evening hours; Commissioners are expected to stay for the full hearing.
 
Commission members serve four-year terms and may be re-appointed. The Commission consists of seven members, none of whom may hold public elective office. The Commission must include a historian with knowledge of local history; an architectural historian; an architect; two members from the following areas: landscape architecture, real estate, construction, community development, urban planning, archeology, law, finance, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, or related disciplines; and two members at-large. All members must have demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge of historic preservation.
 
Currently, one position is available. It may fall either within the category of “architect,” “public-at-large” or within the open category of landscape architecture, real estate, construction, community, development, urban planning, archaeology, law, finance, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, or related disciplines.  We are looking to have the position filled as soon as possible. Applications must be submitted by Friday Oct. 27, 2017.
 
Applications should be submitted to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement with a cover letter or a resume’ describing the applicant’s interest, background and experience.

For more information about the Historic Landmarks Commission, contact Hillary Adam with Bureau of Development Services at 503-823-3581, or hillary.adam@portlandoregon.gov.
 
Anyone interested should contact the Office of Neighborhood Involvement at 503-823-4519 for the application form. The form may also be accessed through the ONI website at www.portlandoregon.gov/oni.

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The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or other services, please call 503-823-7300, the TTY at 503-823-6868 or the Oregon Relay Service: 711. 503-823-7300 Traducción e interpretación | Chuyển Ngữ hoặc Phiên Dịch | 翻译或传译 Письменныйили устный перевод | 翻訳または通訳 | Traducere sau Interpretare 번역 및 통역 | Письмовий або усний переклад | Turjumida ama Fasiraadda
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