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PSC News: DOZA Subcommittee Information

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, in collaboration with the Bureau of Development Services, has hired the Seattle office of Portland-based Walker Macy to undertake an independent and comprehensive review of the City’s design overlay zones, including the design review process, tools and results.

The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) has formed a subcommittee to provide feedback to Walker Macy on the preliminary recommendations for the Design Overlay Zone Assessment (DOZA) and to represent the PSC at public meetings related to this charge.

Subcommittee members include Mike Houck, Gary Oxman, Katherine Schultz, Eli Spevak and Teresa St. Martin, with Katherine Schultz serving as Subcommittee Chair. The Subcommittee will remain active through June 2017 and will report to the full PSC during the Items of Interest portion of each full Commission meeting.

On January 20, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Subcommittee will hold a preliminary work session on the consultant’s recommendations at 1900 SW 4th Ave, Conference Room 7A (7th floor), Portland, OR 97201. The anticipated Subcommittee work schedule also includes:

  • February 9 — Joint briefing with the Design Commission, 2 p.m., 2500 A

  • April, TBD — PSC full Commission briefing on DOZA by Walker Macy

  • April 26 — Walker Macy presentation to City Council (Subcommittee members represent the PSC) time TBD