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The following graphs demonstrate the increase in workload the Bureau of Development Services has experienced over the last 5 years.
Growth in the construction industry has outpaced the City’s ability to keep up with related workload and meet many of its goals for timely service delivery.
This past year 860 people attended. This is the largest to-date attendance record. This translates into the Landlord Training Program theoretically impacting a total of 17,943 rental units, of which 10,695 are in Portland (this is based upon statistical information provided by attendees).
Now that we’re two months into our fiscal year (FY) 2016-17 budget, it’s already time to begin preparing for FY 2017-18 (July 2017 – June 2018). All City bureaus will be required to submit their budget requests in early February 2017.
July and August 2016 Updates
As BDS’s workloads continue to grow, we are working collaboratively with the City’s Bureau of Human Resources (BHR) to prioritize and expedite recruitments for our vacant staff positions.
Earlier this summer, Portland City Council adopted an ordinance including code language, which requires projects seeking a demolition permit of a house or duplex to fully deconstruct that structure if it was built in 1916 or earlier or is a designated historic resource.
BDS webpages, applications & handouts, and code & program guides.
There are over 1,700 of these structures throughout the city. In order to ensure the safety of resident before the next quake, the City of Portland is working on a mandatory policy to require owners to retrofit these buildings.
Residential Infill Project, Green Loop, New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District Design Guidelines, DOZA, Central City 2035 and etc.