The DRAC elected to not meet in July 2016. The DRAC has customarily taken off 1-2 months in the summer due to members’ busier work and travel schedules.
At the August DRAC meeting, members discussed current BDS service levels and impacts on customers and development. Members also heard updates on several projects, including:
- A report is being prepared for City Council regarding the implementation of the Demolition Delay ordinance. A draft report will be presented at the DRAC meeting in September.
- Information Technology Advancement Project (ITAP)
- Proposed Noise Fee Schedule
- Proposed Chinatown/Japantown Design Guidelines – see https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/70480.
- Mass Shelters & Housing Zoning Code Amendments – see https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/71246.
- Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments Project – see https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/71118.
The next full DRAC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2016.
At the full DRAC meeting in August, DRAC members heard an update from the July 14, 2016 DRAC Service Levels Subcommittee meeting. The subcommittee is focused on the City’s hiring process and on finding efficiencies in development review processes. The subcommittee will meet again prior to the full DRAC meeting on September 15, 2016.
The DRAC Fees & Regulations Subcommittee met earlier this year and is scheduled to meet again on September 9, 2016.
Interested in joining the DRAC?
BDS is currently recruiting for two positions on the DRAC, representing:
- Small Businesses
- Environmental Conservation & Green Building
If you are interested in applying for DRAC membership, please contact Mark Fetters at (503) 823-1028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the DRAC, including meeting agendas, minutes, and handouts, please visit the DRAC website. The DRAC meets the third Thursday of each month from 8:00 – 10:00 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.