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Starting Monday, April 28, 2014, the City’s Development Services Center (PermitCenter) re-opened on Mondays and is offering all permitting and land use services during regular business hours.
The City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services has scheduled its Spring 2014 Landlord Training Program. These classes work to build on a foundation of partnership between property owners, tenants, and city agencies to create safe communities and residences.
Mayor Hales finished reviewing budget requests from all City bureaus and released his Proposed Budget on Thursday, May 1st. There is some good news for BDS, although not all of the requests we submitted are included in the Mayor’s budget.
BDS permit fee rates will remain at current levels for FY 2014-15. The only exception is the Environmental Soils Program which continues to address historic low cost recovery and deficit issues.
The DRAC took a well-earned break in March, after spending significant time in January and February reviewing and discussing BDS’s Requested Budget for fiscal year (FY) 2014-15.
The Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP) is the City’s technology initiative to move the City's development review process to a paperless system.
In 2013 the City of Portland rolled out a new format for City bureau websites, including the website for the Bureau of Development Services. While we strive to keep our website up to date on an ongoing basis, with the recent formatting change we are taking the opportunity to take a comprehensive look at our website.
On Thursday, April 24, 2014 BDS participated in National Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. For over a decade, BDS has organized an event for our employee's children and the Director, Paul Scarlett strongly supports the fun and educational event.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 was National Rebuild Day, organized by Rebuilding Together. Over 200 cities across the country participate in this annual event.
Founded by the International Code Council (ICC), Building Safety Month (BSM) is celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 8:30am - 6:00pm, World Trade Conference Center, 121 SW Salmon 2WTC, Portland, Oregon
Portland was one of the first municipalities in Oregon to develop and enforce specific rules for the treatment and disposal of stormwater. These standards are required to be met whenever your project involves three basic conditions.
As we move into the final phases of the project, community input will be considered through the legislative process — in the form of testimony given at Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) and City Council hearings.
All Bureau of Development Offices will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014 in Observance of Memorial Day.