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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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May/June Issue

The Plans Examiner - May/June 2012

  • Updated Landlord Training Dates

    With our apologies, due to the unexpected illness of our contracted trainer, John Campbell, we are rescheduling the first 2 Landlord Training Sessions.

  • ITAP Update

    The Information Technology Advancement Program (ITAP) Permit and Case Management Information System Request For Proposals (RFP) is moving forward. ITAP is a multi-year project initiated in 2010 with the goal of providing the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) and its stakeholders, customers and the City of Portland the a paperless, web-based development review and code compliance process.

  • Fee Increase Update

    BDS is proposing to increase fees by 5% for most programs beginning July 1, 2012.

  • BDS Budget Update

    BDS submitted its fiscal year (FY) 2012-13 Requested Budget and 5-Year Financial Plan to the City’s Office of Management & Finance (OMF) on January 30th.

  • DRAC Happenings

    DRAC Happenings highlights the activities of the City’s Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC). The DRAC is the City’s primary advisory body regarding development review.

  • May is Building Safety Month

    Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign offered each year during May to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe and sustainable structures.

  • Green Hands-On Opportunities for Kids

    Summertime is around the corner and the energetic youth among us will be looking for activities to keep them occupied and challenged. Portland has many great local non-profits offering sustainability- and environmentally-focused camps, workshops and group activities.

  • Barbur Boulevard community forum scheduled for May 3

    Barbur Boulevard community forum scheduled for May 3rd. Public input on future of the southwest corridor needed.

  • Cut Through the FOG when planning or building a food service establishment

    Learn how to select and install grease interceptors to meet new city requirements, how to navigate changes in the permitting process and how to get the most out of BES Plan Review services at training sessions to be scheduled in June or early July.

  • Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans Project

    Proposed Changes for Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans presented during May 22 hearing at Rigler School. Planning and Sustainability Commission visits Cully to hear testimony on draft plan for neighborhood.

  • 2012 International Code Council (ICC) Annual Conference

    Portland, Oregon is enthusiastic for the opportunity to host the 2012 International Code Council (ICC) Annual Conference at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland Oregon.