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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)


1900 BuildingThe Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) is a citizen advisory body, representing those with interests in the outcome of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes. The purpose of the Committee 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 Committee advocates for and supports consistent and fair application and implementation of regulations.

City Code - 3.30.030 Development Review Advisory Committee

The Development Review Advisory Committee consists of seventeen members. These members are appointed by the Commissioner in Charge and confirmed by the City Council. The members are elected to provide representation of those persons concerned about planning, design and development.

DRAC Members as of January 2018

DRAC Member Term Term Ends Position Filled Affiliation
Jeff Bachrach 1st 9/13/19 Planning & Sustainability Commission Bachrach Law, P.C.
Alexander Boetzel 1st 10/10/20 Environmental Conservation & GreenBuilding Green Hammer
Claire Carder 2nd 10/10/20 Neighborhood CoalitionLand Use Committees Neighborhood Coalitions
Hermann Colas 2nd 2/22/18 Minority Construction Contractors & Development Professionals Colas Construction, Inc.
Maxine Fitzpatrick 1st 2/11/18 Low-Income Housing Developers PCRI, Inc.
Michael Harrison 1st 12/16/18 Major Facilities Landowners Oregon Health & Science University
Rob Humphrey ** 2nd 3/19/18 Frequent Development Review Customers Faster Permits
Maryhelen Kincaid * 2nd 3/19/18 Citywide Neighborhood Interests Citywide Land Use Interests
Christopher Kopca 2nd 1/29/19 Historic Preservation Downtown Development Group LLC
Jennifer Marsicek 1st 3/18/18 Design Professionals Scott Edwards Architecture
Kirk Olsen 2nd 1/14/19 Large Developers Trammell Crow Company
Mitch Powell 1st 12/16/18 Home Remodelers The Powell Group
Sarah Radelet 1st 10/10/20 Land Use Planning Professionals Strata Land Use Planning
Joe Schneider 2nd 4/16/18 Large Construction Contractors Skanska
Martha Williamson 1st 10/10/20 Public Works Permit Customers Humber Design Group
Justin Wood 1st 4/14/18 Home Builders Fish Construction NW Inc.
Vacant       Small Businesses  
*  DRAC Chair
**  DRAC Vice Chair
Staff Contact to Committee: Mark Fetters, 503-823-1028

How do I attend a meeting?

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, Room 2500 B. Parking is available below the building.

How do I become a member?

Members are appointed by the City Commissioner in charge, and confirmed by the City Council.


DRAC meeting agendas, minutes and handouts

Demolition Subcommittee and Task Force

The DRAC Demolition Subcommittee and Task Force was formed to address issues regarding residential demolitions in the City.

Service Levels Subcommittee

As the economy has rebounded, the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) has implemented innovative ways to address the resulting workload demands.