Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) Happenings

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February 15, 2018 DRAC Meeting

1900 Building

DRAC members heard updates and discussed a number of projects and topics, including:

  • Proposed amendments to City Title 24 (Building Regulations);
  • Better Housing by Design;
  • Proposed green building incentives;
  • City Tree Code implementation;
  • Unreinforced Masonry Seismic Retrofit project;
  • Inclusionary Housing

DRAC members and City staff also recognized Hermann Colas, who had completed his final term as the DRAC member representing Minority Construction Contractors & Development Professionals.

March 15, 2018 DRAC Meeting

The DRAC devoted much of its time to discussion of a BDS proposal regarding permit extensions, expirations, and renewals, and discussion regarding the Public Works permit appeals process.

DRAC members and City staff also recognized Maryhelen Kincaid and Rob Humphrey, who completed their final terms as DRAC members representing Citywide Neighborhood Interests and Frequent Development Review Customers, respectively. Kincaid served as DRAC Chair, and Humphrey served as DRAC Vice Chair, from 2015 – 2017.

Next DRAC Meeting: April 19, 2018

The DRAC’s next meeting will be on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 8 a.m.

DRAC Member Vacancies

BDS is accepting applications for DRAC membership for a handful of positions, including those representing:

  • Frequent Development Review Customers
  • Minority Construction Contractors & Development Professionals
  • Citywide Neighborhood Interests

If you are interested in applying for DRAC membership, please contact Mark Fetters at 503-823-1028.

For more information about the DRAC, including meeting agendas, minutes, and handouts, please visit the DRAC area. The DRAC meets the third Thursday of each month from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Room 2500 B (2nd floor) of the 1900 Building. DRAC meetings are open to the public.

DRAC Happenings highlights the activities of the City’s Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC).  The DRAC is the City’s primary advisory body regarding development review.  The DRAC’s members represent groups with interests in the outcome of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes.

The purpose of the DRAC is to foster a timely, predictable and accountable development review process that implements the City's goals for land use, transportation, housing, economic development, neighborhood livability and the environment.  The DRAC advocates for and supports consistent and fair application and implementation of regulations.


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