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Use outdoor space like a parking lot to help with social distancing and safety. Get zoning and other city code information to use parking lots for outdoor customer seating, services, and to sell merchandise. Use these social distancing guidelines for your outdoor seating, outdoor booths and more.
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The proposed rule makes permanent improvements to the residential demolition inspection process by adding a new inspection to improve compliance, reorganizing the previous rule for clarity, and adding appendices for easier reference.
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Send us your feedback about solar permits by Monday, October 12, 2020 at 5:00 PM
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On Wednesday September 16, 2020 Portland City Council passed an ordinance that updates PCC Chapter 24.85, Seismic Design Requirements for Existing Buildings.
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This service provides an option for Development Services customers who want to obtain information about development. Interested customers pay a $77.50 fee for a 30-minute time-certain appointment online on Microsoft Teams with a Development Services employee.
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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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The Bureau of Development Services is working hard to support construction activity during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and BDS’s inspectors are out on job sites every weekday to help keep projects on-track.
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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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Development Services will now refer to the applicant upload process as Single PDF instead of Interim Review.
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