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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

Email: bds@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Instructions for Neighborhood Contact Sign

Click here to view a Development Notice Sign informational diagram

1. Project Information for Land Divisions

  • Site Address / Number of lots 
  • Future building types (ex. single dwelling detached, attached dwellings, industrial buildings)
  • Whether or not off-street parking is proposed
  • Zoning of property

1. Project Information for Buildings

  • Site address
  • Number stories of the proposed building(s)
  • Proposed uses of the building(s) and, if known, their general locations within the buildings(s). For residential uses, the number of dwelling units
  • Whether or not off-street parking is proposed
  • Zoning of property

2. Applicant Contact:

  • Name
  • Phone
  • Email address
  • If contact person is different than Applicant, also provide name, phone, and e-mail address for contact

3. (Additional) Project Info (Optional)

  • Project Website, QR code or other source of info

4. Meeting Information

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • We recommend having the font as large as possible - or place a flyer with meeting information stating the date, time, and location

5. Site Plan

The site plan must be at least 144 square inches in size and be at least 300dpi resolution. Other graphics are optional. An elevation or rendering is recommended.

for Land Divisions

  • Names of streets abutting site and north arrow
  • Proposed property lines, square footage of lots, and dimensions of lots
  • Locations of any proposed new streets and pedestrian connections
  • Location of existing trees and whether they are proposed to be removed

For Buildings

  • Property lines, names of streets abutting site, and north arrow, 
  • Location of building(s) and dimensions of building setbacks from property lines,
  • Location of landscaped areas, and paved areas, and 
  • Location of existing trees and whether they are proposed to be removed.

6. Date of Posting

  • Date the notice will be posted on site.

7. District Coalition Information

8. Neighborhood Association information

  • Email address
    (If the Neighborhood Association has a generic email address such as landusechair@something.com, use that address. If there are only personal addresses such as msbethsmith@something.com, provide the neighborhood association’s primary email address; do not use the personal email address. Find contact info at Office of Community and Civic Life: www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/myneighborhood)

9. General

Layout/Formatting Questions: 503-823-7300 / bds@portlandoregon.gov


Click here to view a Development Notice Sign informational diagram

Materials

Your local sign manufacturer will have a variety of options available, but for environmental reasons we recommend corrugated plastic because it can be recycled.

Corrugated plastic is sold under many trade-names. It is an extruded twin wall plastic-sheet product produced from high-impact polypropylene resin with a similar make-up to corrugated cardboard and is ideally suited for outdoor signage. It can be direct printed or will accept pressure sensitive adhesive graphics.

Location

The sign must be placed on each street frontage of the site, within 10 feet of the street lot line, and must be visible to pedestrians and motorists. It should be posted on the site; not in the adjacent public right-of-way. One sign must be posted for every 600 feet of street frontage or fraction thereof. Signs are not required along unimproved street frontages that do not allow motor vehicle access.

Installation

Signs may be attached to an existing building or structure, or mounted on T-bars, 4 x 4 posts, a fence or other reasonable structure that is fully accessible to the public.

Mounting Height

To ensure that your sign is displayed at the correct height, the top of the sign when mounted should be 72" inches above grade and free from any obstruction. The bottom ofthe sign must be 24” above the ground.