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The Portland City Council recently adopted two projects that will have impacts on expiration dates and development in the Central City Plan District. Both projects will go into effect on August 10, 2020.
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Services for the week of June 8, 2020.
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Services and updates about the Facility Permit Program (FPP) for the week of June 8, 2020.
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The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services will accept public comment on proposed revisions to the City’s Stormwater Management Manual (SWMM) and Portland City Code Title 17.38 from 8 a.m. May 18, 2020 through 5 p.m. June 19, 2020.
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Development Services will now refer to the applicant upload process as Single PDF instead of Interim Review.
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Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, Development Services had intended to propose fee changes taking effect July 1, 2020. However, due to COVID-19 and its impact on the local economy, we have decided not to pursue fee changes at this time. The changes will be delayed until further notice.
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We want you to be aware of the building (plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and floating structures) code appeal process.
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Residential Inspections is putting new business practices in place during the COVID-19 health emergency to protect the health of our inspection staff and customers.
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March 2020 COVID-19 public health emergency news announcement.
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The new pedestrian classifications include changes to Pedestrian District boundaries to align with all designated “Centers” and major Transit Station Areas, as defined by Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan.
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On July 23, 2019, the Governor of Oregon signed Senate Bill 534 (SB 534) into law, with an implementation date of March 1, 2020.
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The proposed rules would govern notification requirements applicable to a property owner who wishes to cap a neighbor’s private sewer that crosses the first property owner’s property without a recorded legal easement.
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The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Program Guide has been revised to provide clarification on current requirements and regulations for accessory dwelling units. Please be aware of the following changes made in the guide, effective December 21, 2018.
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BDS has adopted an Interim Demolition Administrative Rule, effective February 10, 2020, that revises the inspection requirements for demolitions of structures used for residential purposes with four or fewer dwelling units and any detached accessory structures with a floor area over 200 square feet.
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Normal Business Hours Resume Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.
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Development Services has a new Building Official Determination that clarifies the difference between a dwelling unit and a congregate living facility in the building code.
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The Bureau of Development Services has announced a search for people interested in filling two vacancies on the City of Portland Adjustment Committee.
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Why this change in our schedule? The Bureau of Development Services and our other agency partners are upgrading the software used to manage the review, permitting, and inspection processes of building and development projects.
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On Wednesday, January 8, City Council passed a resolution directing BDS, together with Portland Parks & Recreation and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, to complete projects relating to Title 11, Trees.