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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 the February 2015 DRAC meeting, members reviewed the details of BDS’s FY 2015-16 Requested Budget and approved a letter of support for the budget request. Members also reviewed the revised demolition ordinance that was approved by City Council on February 18th and discussed next steps in the implementation of the new regulations. 

The Committee heard updates from City staff on peer review for performance-based design and the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability’s Accessory Structures Project. 

Finally, City Commissioner Amanda Fritz discussed her recent memo to BDS Land Use Services staff regarding discretionary land use reviews and engaged in discussion with DRAC members and attendees regarding the memo’s intent and application. 

The next DRAC meeting will be on Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. 

Interested in joining the DRAC?DRAC Members

BDS is currently recruiting for positions on the DRAC representing these stakeholder groups:

  • Design Professionals
  • Home Builders
  • Home Remodelers 

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.