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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Will the proposed change affect a land division being reviewed now?

No. The proposed map and zoning changes will not affect any land use review before they take effect. There are generally two review steps for a land division. The first step is called Preliminary Plan and the second is called Final Plat. The first step in the process is called the preliminary plan. An application for approval of the preliminary plan will be reviewed based on the zoning and regulations in effect on the date the application is filed with the City as long as the application was complete when filed or made complete within 180 days of filing (33.700.080.A.1).

The second step in a land division process is called the Final Plat. An application for the Final Plat will also be reviewed based on the regulations in effect on the date the application for preliminary plan was filed as long as the preliminary plan approval has not expired (33.700.090.B). Generally, the preliminary plan approval expires if an application for a Final Plat is not submitted within 3 years of the date of the final decision on the preliminary plan. (33.730.130.B).