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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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Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) Happenings

July 18, 2019 DRAC Meeting 

1900 Building

The DRAC reviewed and discussed various code and policy changes with City staff, including:

  • Community & Civic Life Code change
  • Property Line Adjustment process change
  • Streets 2035 Project
  • State Legislative update

Members also heard an update on the Portland Online Permitting System (POPS) and reviewed the Development Hub PDX (DevHub) website. 

Finally, DRAC members finalized their WorkPlan for the next year, including subcommittee work.

August 15, 2019 DRAC Meeting

This meeting was canceled.

Next DRAC Meeting

The next DRAC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2019.

DRAC Member Vacancies

Three DRAC positions are currently vacant, representing:

  • Historic Preservation
  • Low-Income Housing Developers
  • Minority Construction Contractors & Development Professionals

Applications for DRAC membership are welcome at any time. If you are interested in applying or have questions regarding DRAC membership, please contact Mark Fetters (503-823-1028).

For more information about 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 2500 B (2nd floor) of the 1900 Building. 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.