The Bureau of Development Services has been very busy since the May/June addition of the Plans Examiner. Below is a list of Press Releases, Customer Notifications, and blog postings in case you have missed them.
- Enforcement / Complaint Service Level Update: Minor Operational Changes and Priorities The Neighborhood Inspections and Compliance Services Section of the Bureau of Development Services is able to restore full service level to several areas.
- Service Level Update: Change to Application of Residential Demolition Delay Exception BDS narrows the demolition delay exception to only when an applicant proposes to demolish one single family residence and replace it with one, and only one, single family residence on that site.
- City Reduces Prescriptive Residential Solar Permit Fees The City of Portland Bureau of Development Services will be reducing the building permit fees for Prescriptive Residential Solar Permits from $554 to $263, a 52% reduction.
- BDS Creates a Courtesy Demolition Notification Process & Demolition Information Webpage The City of Portland Bureau of Development Services (BDS) has implemented a new Courtesy Demolition Notification Process as part of an effort to encourage developers to provide neighborhood notification of pending demolitions of single-family homes when notification is not required by code. BDS has also created a Demolition Delay and Notification informational webpage that contains information on the new Courtesy Demolition Notification Process, current required delay and notification rules and regulations, links to State and Federal government agencies that regulate air quality, asbestos and lead paint and other useful information relating to residential demolitions.
- Important OSSC Code Changes Effective July 1, 2014 In an effort to proactively inform customers, and give them time to prepare for important building code changes announced by the Oregon Building Codes Division, BDS is reminding its customers about OSSC Code Changes.
- Short-term Rentals – Upcoming Events and Current Regulations The Bureau of Planning & Sustainability (BPS) is working on a zoning code amendment package (RICAP 6) that includes amendments to a number of current zoning regulations, including the City’s short-term rental regulations.
- Land Use Review Extensions scheduled to Expire Land Use Review decision that became effective between May 27, 2006 and December 31, 2008 or between May 16, 2009 and June 30, 2011 will expire if a City permit has not been issued for approved development, or the approved activity has not begun, by June 30, 2014, per Zoning Code Section 33.730.130.B.