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1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Update to Demolition Delay at 5128 NE Rodney

BDS Service Level Update

Update to Demolition Delay at 5128 NE Rodney

June 23, 2016. The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) has received many inquiries about the alleged demolition work occurring during the demolition delay period at 5128 NE Rodney Street. The following is in process for permit 16- 173457-CO at this site:

A demolition permit appeal application was submitted on June 20, 2016 on behalf of the King Neighborhood Association requesting extension of the demolition delay period. The Code Hearings Officer will determine whether the demolition delay may be extended for up to 60 days, beyond the original 35-day delay period. The demolition permit may not be issued from the time the Bureau receives a complete appeal application and the fee or fee waiver, until the Code Hearings Officer has rendered a decision. If the Code Hearings Officer grants the 60-day extension, BDS cannot issue the demolition permit until the 60-day extension period has expired. If the appeal is denied, the Bureau of Development Services can issue the demolition permit upon receipt of the final appeal decision.

In response to the complaints received an inspection was completed by a BDS Inspector on June 22, 2016. All work that was observed from the inside and outside is work for which the Building Code does not require a permit. The inspection confirmed that no work requiring a permit has been done. The workers on site were advised that the scope of work being performed thus far would not trigger a building permit. However, if any structural members are removed or altered, then a stop work order could be issued. They are allowed to do hazardous materials abatement without a building permit.

For more information, please contact Kareen Perkins, Supervisor Permitting Services at 503-823-3622.