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The Development Services Property Compliance Division is temporarily suspending residential, fee-paid, fire damage inspections to identify necessary repairs, and specify required building permits. We are suspending this service pending a safety review of these inspections.
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Read news from BPS about 82nd Ave improvements, Planning & Sustainability Commission membership, neighborhood notification improvements, Residential Infill Project, and proposed historic resource code amendments.
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On February 20, 2019, City Council passed a fee increase ordinance that was presented by representatives of the BDS Land Use Services Division, the first in nearly five years.
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On February 20, 2019, City Council passed a fee increase ordinance that was presented by representatives of the BDS Land Use Services Division, the first in nearly five years.
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Bureau of Development Services (BDS) Budget and Finance staff submitted the fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 BDS Requested Budget and 5-Year Financial Plan to the City Budget Office on February 4, 2019.
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Development Services and Technology Services are making progress together on POPS, a program that is moving the City’s paper-based development review process to a more streamlined and efficient online digital system.
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The Portland City Council has been actively discussing policies relating to retrofitting and placarding unreinforced masonry buildings (URMs).
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Do you want to make an impact on development in Portland? Read about joining the Development Review Advisory Committee.
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Notifications to owners of Public buildings informing them of the requirements of the ordinance and how to comply with these requirements were mailed December 7, 2018. Notifications to other URM building owners except non-profits, were mailed on January 9, 2019.
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During periods of excessive rainfall, snow, and ice melt, many areas of the City of Portland face a higher risk for flooding. To help prevent localized flooding, the Bureau of Development Services recommends that storm drains are cleared to allow for sufficient erosion control or water drainage.
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Working on a home improvement project? Building a new residence? Can’t make it to the Development Services Center during regular business hours? In 2019, the Bureau of Development Services is offering Residential Permit Night on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.
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Working on a home improvement project? Building a new residence? Can’t make it to the Development Services Center during regular business hours? In 2019, the Bureau of Development Services is offering Residential Permit Night on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.
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Do you want to make an impact on development in Portland? Read about joining the Development Review Advisory Committee.
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The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is working with the Portland Bureau of Transportation to update the Bicycle Parking requirements (33.266.200) for new development in Portland.
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The Oregon Department of Energy provides residential homeowners with up to a $6,000 tax credit for their 2017 taxes (with credit taken over four years) for the installation of solar energy systems. In order to qualify for this tax credit, individual projects need to have installation completed.
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Beginning July 1, 2018, Portland Parks & Recreation and the Portland Bureau of Transportation will assess development fees for additions to residential units by the amount of square footage in each structure.
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Changes to the Zoning Code (Title 33) Sign Code (Title 32) to implement the 2035 Comprehensive Plan will take effect at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018. These changes may have important ramifications for you if there are signs on your property or place of business.
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Starting May 14, 2018, BDS staff will be piloting a change to help reduce customer wait times in the Development Services Center (DSC).
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The Development Services Center (DSC) is suspending Residential Permit Night on Thursday, July 5, 2018 due to staffing issues from the Independence Day holiday on July 4.