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DRAC Happenings

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At the June DRAC meeting members heard an update on the City’s Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Packages (RICAP) from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and discussed improvements to early assistance processes offered by the Bureau of Transportation. Members also discussed the issue of new multi-family developments that do not include off-street parking.DRAC Meeting

After taking a break in July, the DRAC met on August 16th and discussed the State’s new Specialized Finals Inspector Certification, heard updates from DRAC subcommittees, and discussed current trends in the development industry.

The tentative agenda for the DRAC’s next meeting on September 20th includes a presentation on the Street by Street program by Mayor Sam Adams and further discussion on RICAP.

For information about the DRAC, including meeting agendas and minutes, visit the DRAC website

DRAC Happenings highlights the activities of the City’s Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC). The DRAC is the City’s primary advisory body regarding development review. The DRAC’s 17 members represent groups with interests in the outcome of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes.

The purpose of the DRAC is to foster a timely, predictable and accountable development review process that implements the City's goals for land use, transportation, housing, economic development, neighborhood livability and the environment. The DRAC advocates for and supports consistent and fair application and implementation of regulations.

The DRAC meets on the third Thursday of each month from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. in Room 2500B on the 2nd floor of the 1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave. DRAC meetings are open to the public.