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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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DRAC Happenings

The DRAC took a well-earned break in March, after spending significant time in January and February reviewing and discussing BDS’s Requested Budget for fiscal year (FY) 2014-15. In April, the DRAC spent a large portion of the meeting discussing the process and rules regarding demolition notices, and reviewed a draft policy prepared by BDS staff.  DRAC members also continued a discussion of the role and purpose of the DRAC and spent time reviewing and updating the DRAC Work Plan.

The DRAC’s next meeting will be on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Interested in joining the DRAC?

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

  • Design Professionals
  • Major Facilities Landowners

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

For more information about the DRAC, please 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.

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 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.