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View graphs that demonstrate the increase in workload the Bureau of Development Services has experienced over the last 5 years.
The Landlord Training class helps income property owners and managers build a foundation of partnership with their tenants and with city agencies, to create safe communities and residences.
On April 13, 2016 City Council unanimously passed a Resolution extending the current waiver of System Development Charges for Accessory Dwelling Units.
March and April 2016 Updates
2016 Spring Budget Monitoring Process (BMP) - City Council approved BDS requests for 23.5 fee-supported positions.
Recently, staff workgroups have been meeting to identify linkages between the assessment and the bureau’s Strategic Plan, and to develop action plans for the specific areas identified in the assessment.
To help BDS employees as well as customers and stakeholders re-engage with the strategic plan, we will be re-forming groups that worked on each of the plan’s focus areas and seeking input from our key advisory groups.
BDS will be in the community attending a variety of events with two City of Portland outreach partnerships: We are Better Together and Your Sustainable City. Stop by our table to ask questions, pick up information on permits for your summer projects, or just to say “Hi”.
BDS webpages, applications and handouts, and code and program guides.
The Bureau of Development Services is providing notification of an opportunity to comment on a proposed deconstruction requirement being brought forth by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.
The amendments strengthen regulations for tree preservation in development situations on private property.
Avoid Invasive Species and What You Can do for Clean Rivers and Streams
Residential Infill Project, Mixed Use Zones Project, Comp Plan Update/Early Implementation: Composite Zoning Map and Comp Plan Update/Early Implementation: Miscellaneous Zoning Code and Map Amendment Package Discussion Draft Released .
All Bureau of Development Services and Interagency Offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day.