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The Plans Examiner 2012 - September/October Issue

  • Update on Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP)

    The Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP) is the City's technology initiative to move the City's development review process to a paperless system. The paperless process will allow online access to the City bureaus' permitting and case services.

  • BDS Financial & Staffing Update

    The construction industry in Portland continues to improve as the national and local economies gradually emerge from the recession. This has prompted an increase in construction projects and subsequently has increased BDS?s workload and had a positive impact on BDS's financial standing.

  • 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.

  • Little is Large on the 2012 BIG! Home Tour

    The City of Portland’s Build It Green! Home Tour and Info Fair (BIG!) turns eleven this year. BIG! is a self-guided tour of 16 green remodels and new homes around Portland.

  • 2012 Annual International Code Conference - Coming to Portland

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

  • Portland's New Resource Guide for Bird-Friendly Building Design

    Portland's new Resource Guide for Bird-Friendly Building Design – First Edition (July 2012) is the culmination of collaborative work between Audubon Society of Portland, the City of Portland and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), with funding from USFWS’s Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds Program.

  • Updates from Portland Planning and Sustainability

    Draft N/NE Quadrant and I-5 Broadway/Weidler Facility Plans, Portland City Council Visits Cully for Public Hearing About Plan To Improve Neighborhood Business District and Local Streets, Comprehensive Plan Update and Proposed Draft Plan for West Hayden Island.