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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Plans Examiner - September Issue$

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  • Neighborhood Contact Code Project

    The intent of the Neighborhood Contact requirement is to provide an informal sharing opportunity between the applicant or representative of a development proposal and the people who live, work and pass by the site on a regular basis - to better allow neighbors to give constructive feedback about certain development proposals.

  • Rainy Season Construction Site and Erosion Control Measures

    During the rainy season, between October 1 and April 30, ground-disturbing construction work requires an elevated level of attention. Wet weather site and erosion control measures are necessary throughout the City.

  • Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) Happenings

    Do you want to make an impact on development in Portland? Read about joining the Development Review Advisory Committee.

  • Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) Update

    Read news from BES about the Stormwater Management and Sewer & Drainage Facilities Design Manuals.

  • Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

    Read news from BPS about the Residential Infill Project, HB2001 & SB534, the proposed amendment to increase deconstruction projects, the connected communities along division transit report, and the review of ezones in North Portland.

  • Public Works Permitting (PWP) Updates

    Who is PWP? We facilitate the consolidated permitting process for public infrastructure improvements triggered by private development, on behalf of BES, PBOT, Water, and Urban Forestry. The PWP team is are collocated within the City of Portland’s Permit Center to provide one-stop-shop service to the development community.

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