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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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Neighborhood Contact

The neighborhood contact process provides an opportunity for people who live, work or otherwise pass by a development site to learn about a project before the owner submits for permits or applies for a land use review. The project applicant is responsible for initiating the neighborhood contact meeting. For certain projects, a meeting must be held before a land use review or permit can be submitted for a project. Neighborhood contact requirements are based on either the size of the building or whether certain land use reviews are required. The requirements are effective on December 2, 2019.


Neighborhood Contact Overview

The neighborhood contact process provides an opportunity for people who live, work or otherwise pass by a development site to learn about a project before the owner submits for permits or applies for a land use review.

Neighborhood Contact - Information for Applicants

The intent of the Neighborhood Contact requirement is for people developing a property to informally share information and gather constructive feedback about it with people who will experience the development in the neighborhood.

Neighborhood Contact - Certification Statement

The Neighborhood Contact requirement provides a way to learn more about a proposed development before a land use review or building permit is submitted.