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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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Earlier this year, Development Services proposed an amendment to Title 11, Trees, to extend the sunset date of certain regulations passed in 2016 that strengthened tree preservation requirements (especially preservation of large sized trees) in development situations on private property.
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Applicants intending to vest in the 2014 Oregon Structural Specialty Code must submit complete packages, prepare for possibility of service delays.
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This fall, Portland City Council appointed 27 Portlanders with diverse backgrounds and interests to a new work group on unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings. On December 17, the URM Building Work Group will hold its first meeting, kicking off a new City initiative to address associated risks.
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The date for the December 2019 DRAC meeting was rescheduled.
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On Thursday, December 5, 2019 Mayor Wheeler proposed an amendment to the recommendation to revise the sunset date of the regulations adopted in 2016 to December 31, 2024.
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Portland’s existing deconstruction ordinance is expanding. Effective on and after January 20, 2020 permit applications for demolition of a house or duplex built in 1940 or earlier will be required to deconstruct using a Certified Deconstruction Contractor.
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Residential Permit Night is being temporarily suspended due to the implementation of our new web-based plan review software that is placing additional demands on our staff.
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The City of Portland will be adopting the new Oregon statewide building code, Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) 2019 with an effective starting date of October 1, 2019.
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The City of Portland will be adopting the new Oregon statewide building code, Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) 2019 with an effective starting date of October 1, 2019.
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The Bureau of Development Services will have a delayed opening of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 for our annual Bureau-wide employee gathering.
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The Bureau of Development Services and all City offices will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019 for Thanksgiving.
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Portland’s Neighborhood Contact requirements provide an opportunity for those who live, work or otherwise pass by a development site to learn about a project before the owner submits for permits or applies for a land use review.
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What’s happening with Building, Electrical, Floating Structures, Mechanical and Plumbing Appeals? The Submittal Deadlines have changed!
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Follow the Bureau of Development Services on Facebook, Nextdoor, Twitter and Youtube.
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Read news from Planning and Sustainability about the deconstruction ordinance, expanding opportunities for affordable housing, the River Plan/South Reach and DOZA.
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Effective Monday, December 2, 2019 the BDS Business Practice Policy Additional Plan Review Fees for Permit Revisions and Changes in Scope of Work will go into effect.
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Development Services will be an exhibitor at the upcoming Fix-It Fair on Nov. 23, 2019.
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The Electronic Plan Review system (ProjectDox) will be unavailable starting at noon on November 8, 2019 for a version update. ProjectDox should be fully functional on Monday, November 11, 2019.
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The need for the LUS fee increase is from covering the cost of increased time to review building permit plans for the new bike parking regulations. The fee increase is proposed to take effect on March 1, 2020, when the bike parking regulations take effect.