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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

At its July meeting, DRAC members heard an update from Bureau of Planning & Sustainability staff on the current Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Project (RICAP 6), along with a preview of the upcoming RICAP 7. Members also discussed the City’s Historic Resources regulations and processes with staff from BDS.

DRAC MembersA DRAC subcommittee on Demolitions has also been meeting and hearing perspectives from a variety of stakeholders regarding the City’s processes related to the demolition of residential structures and providing notice regarding impending demolitions.

The DRAC did not meet in August, but its next meeting will be on Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Interested in joining the DRAC?

BDS 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 Fetters at (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.