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17.106.010 Purpose.

This Chapter provides deconstruction requirements for the removal of Portland’s older and more historic primary dwelling structures.  The Deconstruction of Buildings Law seeks to:

A.  Maximize the salvage of valuable building materials for reuse;

B.  Reduce carbon emissions associated with demolition;

C.  Reduce the amount of demolition waste disposed of in landfills; and

D.  Minimize the adverse impacts associated with building removal.