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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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Strategic Plan Update

BDS LogoWork on BDS’s 5-year Strategic Plan document is nearly complete. Recently, committees of BDS employees have made edits to the Plan, and the draft Plan has been presented to the BDS Labor Management Committee and BDS managers. The Plan will be presented to the Development Review Advisory Committee on June 15, 2017, after which final edits to the Plan will be made. BDS intends to begin implementation of the Plan in June 2017. 

As has been mentioned previously in the Plans Examiner, a draft Strategic Plan was initially produced in 2014, but implementation was delayed in order to allow other organizational improvement processes to be completed, including an employee survey, an organizational assessment, a customer survey, and the bureau’s Equity Roadmap. These processes have been substantially completed and resulting changes are being implemented throughout the organization. The draft Strategic Plan has now been updated to reflect and incorporate the results of the other organizational improvement processes. 

For more information about the BDS Strategic Plan, please contact Mark Fetters (503-823-1028 or in BDS Business Operations.