The Discussion Draft for the Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) project is out and ready for review through April 12, 2019.Read More…
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The quality of building design matters for a growing city. And the rules and processes to ensure good, people-oriented design for our most vibrant places is important for residents, workers and visitors alike.
With all the new construction going on around town, it’s a good time to revisit the rules that govern how new large buildings look and feel within Portland’s Design overlay zone, which covers many of our growing centers and corridors.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and the Bureau of Development Services are working on a set of proposals that would update and improve both the process and the tools used for design review.
Initially envisioned as separate projects, DOZA Process and Tools, the two projects will now move forward as a single package, with a unified Discussion Draft expected early next year.
A few reasons:
In the meantime, project staff are working with consultants to test some of the draft tools (guidelines and standards) to ensure they result in good projects. At the same time, improvements to the process by which developers and property owners submit to design review are being refined by a working group of BDS and BPS staff.
Early next year, project staff will share the results of the consultant and staff work online and at public meetings. If you’d like to receive email updates about DOZA, please sign up by clicking on the “Stay Informed” button on the left side of the project website: www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/DOZA
Contact Kathryn Hartinger at Kathryn.Hartinger@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-9714.