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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 State Building Codes Division adopted the 2018 International Residential Code as part of the Oregon Reach Code to provide minimum standards for the construction of tiny houses.
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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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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.
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On October 10, 2018, City Council passed an ordinance that requires owners of unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings to place placards on their buildings.
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Effective Thursday, November 7, 2019 the deadline for submitting a building code appeal changes from Monday to Thursday. The City must be in receipt of a building code appeal application no later than 9 a.m. on Thursday for an appeal request to be reviewed by the board the following Wednesday.
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Transportation is seeking to adopt a new administrative rule. TRN 1.28 Curb Extensions for Buildings and Planning Actions clarifies under what conditions curb extensions will be required in relation to corner reconstruction.
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City Council passed an ordinance on June 27, 2018 to extend a waiver of system development charges (SDCs) for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) with additional requirements to contribute to Portland’s housing capacity.
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The purpose of the Neighborhood Contact requirement is to provide an informal sharing of information between the applicant of a development proposal and the people who live, work and pass by the site on a regular basis.
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The intent of the Neighborhood Contact requirement is to provide an informal sharing opportunity between the applicant or representative of a development proposal and the people who live, work and pass by the site on a regular basis - to better allow neighbors to give constructive feedback.