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Proposed Administrative Rule on Specifications for On-Site Notices (Signs) on Future Development Sites

On May 8, 2019, City Council adopted amendments to Portland City Code Title 33 relating to the Neighborhood Contact Requirement for certain projects. The updated code goes into effect on December 2, 2019.

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

CUSTOMER ADVISORY 
August 12, 2019

Proposed Administrative Rule on Specifications for
On-Site Notices (Signs) on Future Development Sites
(as required by the revised Neighborhood Contact Requirement)

On May 8, 2019, City Council adopted amendments to Portland City Code Title 33 relating to the Neighborhood Contact Requirement for certain projects. The updated code goes into effect on December 2, 2019. The updated code requires that notification signs must be posted on the sites of some types of future development at least 35 days before a building permit or land use review application is submitted to the City.  The project applicant is responsible for posting the sign. The types of projects required to post the notification sign are:

  • In most zones, projects adding more than 10,000 square feet of building area;
  • All projects adding more than 10,000 square feet of building area that also require design review; and
  • All land divisions that create 4 or more lots, or any land division that also requires environmental review.

According to the adopted code amendments, all notification signs must provide certain information about the project including contact information for the applicant, neighborhood association and district coalition, and a written summary and site plan of the proposed development. In addition, some projects require that the applicant hold an informational meeting. In those cases, the notification sign must also provide information about the meeting.

Summary of Proposed Administrative Rule

The updated code allows BDS to adopt administrative rules regarding the size and layout of the notification sign. In addition, the sign must meet the minimum requirements prescribed by the code. BDS has also developed a notification sign template to be used by all applicants that are subject to the notification sign requirement. This rule does not determine when the notification sign is required but establishes requirements for the notification sign itself. The proposed rule and template require that the notification sign:

  • Be 4 feet by 5 feet in size and made of durable materials;
  • Contain basic information about the project such as number of stories, if parking is provided, how many new lots are proposed, and other information.
  • Contain a proposed site plan at least 144 square inches in size;
  • Include contact information for the project applicant, neighborhood organization, district coalition and City land use and permit information; and
  • Include information about the informational meeting for projects that require a meeting, and information on requesting the applicant to provide barrier free access to the meeting

The proposed administrative rule can be found here. 

Sign for projects that require an informational meeting 

Sign for projects that do not require an informational meeting

Public Hearing

Date:               Monday, September 9, 2019
Time:              4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location:       1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 4a (4th floor), Portland, OR 97201

Written Comments

The deadline for written comments submitting comments on the proposed draft is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Comments should be mailed or e-mailed to:

Emily Sandy, Bureau of Development Services
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000
Portland, OR 97201

Emily.sandy@portlandoregon.gov

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Title 4 Original Art Murals, Recommended Amendments

The Bureau of Development Services, in partnership with the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, will propose a set of code amendments to the Portland City Council on August 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. The amendments are intended to allow murals in more locations around the City. Read the recommended code changes and administrative rule updates for more information.

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
July 8, 2019
Contact: Mieke Keenan, 503-806-4999

Recommended Code Changes to Title 4 Murals,
City Council Hearing August 7, 2019

The Bureau of Development Services and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will propose a package of code amendments to Title 4 Original Art Murals to the Portland City Council on August 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. on their regular agenda. The proposed amendments are intended to allow murals on more surfaces in the City of Portland. This will create more opportunities for muralists Citywide. Specifically, the amendments will:

  1. Expand the location where murals can be installed. Currently, murals are only allowed on a building wall. This proposal will allow murals on more surfaces such as retaining walls and fences.
  2. Remove restrictions that prohibit murals on some buildings in the central city.
  3. Reduce the amount of time a mural must remain in place from five years to two years.

To view the recommended changes, click here.
To view the proposed changes to the permanent rule, click here.

 


 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. Traducción e interpretación | Chuyển Ngữ hoặc Phiên Dịch
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BDS 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.

 CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

CUSTOMER ADVISORY 
July 1, 2019

Contact: Hillary Adam, Hillary.Adam@portlandoregon.gov (503) 823-3581

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.
 
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 within the category of “Public-At-Large”.  We are looking to have the position filled as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted on an open and continuous basis.

Applications should be submitted to the Office of Community and Civic Life (OCCL) 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 Community and Civic Life at 503-823-4519 for the application form. The form may also be accessed through the Civic Life website.

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Request for Feedback: Draft of New Administrative Rule on Requirements for Notification Signs on Future Development Sites

The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) wants your input on the first draft of an administrative rule outlining requirements for signs posted on future development sites.

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
June 18, 2019

Request for Feedback:
Draft of New Administrative Rule on Requirements for Notification Signs on
Future Development Sites (per the Revised Neighborhood Contact Requirement)

The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) wants your input on the first draft of an administrative rule outlining requirements for signs posted on future development sites. We’re working on an administrative rule as allowed by the recently revised Neighborhood Contact Requirement. We’re also drafting up sign templates for use by project applicants. Comments on the proposed rule and sign will be considered, and a second draft of the proposed rule and sign will be published in advance of a future public hearing.

Development Notice Poster Draft.

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Development Notice Poster Draft.

The deadline for submitting comments on the first draft is 5 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019.
Comments should be mailed or e-mailed to:

Emily Sandy, Bureau of Development Services
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000
Portland, OR 97201
Emily.Sandy@portlandoregon.gov

Background

On May 8, 2019, City Council adopted amendments to Portland City Code Title 33 relating to the Neighborhood Contact Requirement for certain projects. The updated code goes into effect on December 2, 2019. The updated code requires that notification signs must be posted on the sites of some types of future development at least 35 days before a building permit or land use review application is submitted to the City.  The project applicant is responsible for posting the sign. The types of projects required to post the notification sign are:

  • In most zones, projects adding more than 10,000 square feet of building area;
  • All projects adding more than 10,000 square feet of building area that also require design review; and
  • All land divisions that create 4 or more lots, or any land division that also requires environmental review.

According to the adopted code amendments, all notification signs must provide certain information about the project including contact information for the applicant, neighborhood association and district coalition, and a written summary and site plan of the proposed development. In addition, some projects require that the applicant hold an informational meeting. In those cases, the notification sign must also provide information about the meeting.

Proposed Administrative Rule

The updated code allows BDS to adopt administrative rules regarding the size and layout of the notification sign. In addition, the sign must meet the minimum requirements prescribed by the code. BDS has also developed a notification sign template to be used by all applicants that are subject to the notification sign requirement. This rule does not determine when the notification sign is required but establishes requirements for the notification sign itself. The proposed rule and template require that the notification sign:

  • Be 4 feet by 5 feet in size and made of durable materials;
  • Contain basic information about the project such as number of stories, if parking is provided, how many new lots are proposed, and other information.
  • Contain a proposed site plan at least 144 square inches in size;
  • Include contact information for the project applicant, neighborhood organization, district coalition and City land use and permit information; and
  • Include information about the informational meeting for projects that require a meeting, and information on requesting the applicant to provide barrier free access to the meeting

The proposed administrative rule can be found here.
The proposed templates for the notification sign can be found here:
• Sign with meeting info
• Sign without meeting info
The deadline for submitting comments on the first draft is 5 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019.

Comments should be mailed or e-mailed to:

Emily Sandy, Bureau of Development Services
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000
Portland, OR 97201
Emily.Sandy@portlandoregon.gov


 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. Traducción e interpretación | Chuyển Ngữ hoặc Phiên Dịch
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Structural Advisory Board Meeting • June 12, 2019

The Structural Advisory Board will meet on June 12, 2019 at 2 p.m. to discuss the appeal for the proposed Atomic Orchard project located at 2510 NE Sandy Blvd.

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

CUSTOMER & COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
June 6, 2019

Structural Advisory Board Meeting • June 12, 2019

The Structural Advisory Board will meet on June 12, 2019 at 2 p.m. to discuss the appeal for the proposed Atomic Orchard project located at 2510 NE Sandy Blvd. Details of the Appeal can be found here by searching for Appeal ID 20367. The agenda is as follows:

Structural Advisory Board Meeting - Agenda

Date: June 12, 2019
Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: 1900 SW 4th Ave. Room 5A, Portland, OR 97201
2 p.m. Introductions
2:05 p.m. Overview of the Appeal Atomic Orchard (Amit Kumar/BDS)
2:15 p.m. Presentation by Appellant (DCI Engineers)
2:30 p.m. City of Portland’s presentation (Amit Kumar/BDS)
2:35 p.m. Deliberation by Board and recommendation

For more information about the Structural Advisory Board, click here.
For a printable agenda PDF, click here.

  


 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. 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
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