1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
The Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) is a citizen advisory body, representing those with interests in the outcome of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes. The purpose of the Committee is to foster a timely, predictable and accountable development review process that implements the City's goals for land use, transportation, housing, economic development, neighborhood livability and the environment. The Committee advocates for and supports consistent and fair application and implementation of regulations.
The Development Review Advisory Committee consists of seventeen members. These members are appointed by the Commissioner in Charge and confirmed by the City Council. The members are elected to provide representation of those persons concerned about planning, design and development.
DRAC Members as of January 2018
|DRAC Member||Term||Term Ends||Position Filled||Affiliation|
|Jeff||Bachrach||1st||9/13/19||Planning & Sustainability Commission||Bachrach Law, P.C.|
|Alexander||Boetzel||1st||10/10/20||Environmental Conservation & GreenBuilding||Green Hammer|
|Claire||Carder||2nd||10/10/20||Neighborhood CoalitionLand Use Committees||Neighborhood Coalitions|
|Hermann||Colas||2nd||2/22/18||Minority Construction Contractors & Development Professionals||Colas Construction, Inc.|
|Maxine||Fitzpatrick||1st||2/11/18||Low-Income Housing Developers||PCRI, Inc.|
|Michael||Harrison||1st||12/16/18||Major Facilities Landowners||Oregon Health & Science University|
|Rob||Humphrey **||2nd||3/19/18||Frequent Development Review Customers||Faster Permits|
|Maryhelen||Kincaid *||2nd||3/19/18||Citywide Neighborhood Interests||Citywide Land Use Interests|
|Christopher||Kopca||2nd||1/29/19||Historic Preservation||Downtown Development Group LLC|
|Jennifer||Marsicek||1st||3/18/18||Design Professionals||Scott Edwards Architecture|
|Kirk||Olsen||2nd||1/14/19||Large Developers||Trammell Crow Company|
|Mitch||Powell||1st||12/16/18||Home Remodelers||The Powell Group|
|Sarah||Radelet||1st||10/10/20||Land Use Planning Professionals||Strata Land Use Planning|
|Joe||Schneider||2nd||4/16/18||Large Construction Contractors||Skanska|
|Martha||Williamson||1st||10/10/20||Public Works Permit Customers||Humber Design Group|
|Justin||Wood||1st||4/14/18||Home Builders||Fish Construction NW Inc.|
|* DRAC Chair
** DRAC Vice Chair
|Staff Contact to Committee: Mark Fetters, 503-823-1028|
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Room 2500 B. Parking is available below the building.
Members are appointed by the City Commissioner in charge, and confirmed by the City Council.
General information about the DRAC committee
DRAC work plan, code change list, green building policies, etc.
DRAC meeting agendas, minutes and handouts
The DRAC Demolition Subcommittee and Task Force was formed to address issues regarding residential demolitions in the City.
As the economy has rebounded, the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) has implemented innovative ways to address the resulting workload demands.
SDC Report, Impact Assessment Report & Game, Green Building Report and etc.