The Bureau of Development Services has had many inquiries about the removal of a large cedar tree near the north property line of 6208 NE 22nd Avenue. The following permits and land use actions are in process for this site:
14-175854 PR: is a Lot Confirmation that is under review. The applicant proposes to confirm Lot 35, which is one of the originally platted lots in Block 9, Irvington Park subdivision. When the Lot Confirmation is completed, Lot 35 will be a separate building site that is eligible for new development.
14-186399 RS: is a building permit under review for a new single family residence that will be located on Lot 35 when the Lot Confirmation process has been completed. The cedar tree is proposed for removal to make room on this lot for the new home.
14-185369 RS, Rev 01: is a demolition permit that has been issued to remove the detached garage from the site. The cedar tree will also be removed as part of the work approved in this demolition permit.
There are no current City regulations that prevent the removal of the tree in this circumstance, and no tree cutting permit is required since the tree removal is shown on the approved demolition plan.
The tree is not a “Heritage Tree,” which is a program designed to protect trees that have been designated as significant through a process administered by the Urban Forestry Division of Portland Parks. More information about the Heritage Tree program can be found at: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/40280.
For more information, please contact Jill Grenda, Supervising Planner at 503-823-3580 or Jill.Grenda@portlandoregon.gov.