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1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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DRAC Happenings

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At its January and February meetings, the DRAC has spent the majority of its time reviewing and discussing Requested Budgets for fiscal year (FY) 2013-14 from BDS and some of the other development bureaus. 

DRAC MeetingTopics discussed at the January and February meetings include BDS’s upcoming customer survey (summer 2013), proposed plan review process improvements, historic design review code admendment project, and update on bureaus of Transportation and Planning & Sustainability submitted budget request. The DRAC will review budget requests for Environmental Services, Water, and Parks at its March meeting.

Interested in joining the DRAC? 

BDS is currently recruiting for two vacant positions on the DRAC representing these stakeholder groups:

  • Low-Income Housing Developers
  • Neighborhood Coalition Landuse Committees 

If you are interested in applying for DRAC membership, please contact Mark Fetters at (503) 823-1028 or

For information about the DRAC, including meeting agendas and minutes, visit the DRAC website The DRAC meets the third Thursday of each month from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. in Room 2500B (2nd floor) of the 1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave. DRAC meetings are open to the public. The next DRAC meeting will be on Thursday, March 21st.


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.