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On July 31, 2014, the Portland City Council directed Bureau of Development Services staff to convene a Demolition Task Force to address concerns related to the City Code provisions regulating demolition of one and two family homes. The task force is made up of members of the Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC), the Historic Landmarks Commission, the Design Commission, and City staff. Members of various neighborhood associations and other interested members of the public have also attended the meetings.
During the first two meetings, the Task Force made significant progress towards generating a proposal that responds to the interests of both developers and neighborhood residents. Some of the highlights on the proposal that is currently under review include the following:
The Task Force will continue to work on the recommendations it will present to the City Council, with the goal of submitting a code change ordinance by the end of 2014.
BDS recognizes the contributions of the many volunteers who have assisted in this process and appreciates the positive nature of dialogue which results in making collaborative steps forward in this endeavor.
To find information on the history, current regulations, and frequently asked questions related to this topic, please visit the BDS Demolition Delay and Notifications webpage
Links to articles related to the Demolition Task Force:
Contact: Ross Caron, Bureau of Development Services 503.823.4268