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Clarifying the Demolition Inspections Enforcement Process

Get information about the demolition inspections enforcement process in the City of Portland.

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Updated Pedestrian District Boundaries and Classifications Take Effect March 6, 2020

The new pedestrian classifications include changes to Pedestrian District boundaries to align with all designated “Centers” and major Transit Station Areas, as defined by Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

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Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

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Bureau of Transportation Update

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Updates on City’s Building Demolition Program

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City Council votes to adopt Better Housing by Design

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Development Services to Implement Senate Bill 534 (Platted Lots)

On July 23, 2019, the Governor of Oregon signed Senate Bill 534 (SB 534) into law, with an implementation date of March 1, 2020.

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Updated: Public Comments Requested on City's Proposed Rules Governing Private Capping of a Neighbor's Sewer Line

The proposed rules would govern notification requirements applicable to a property owner who wishes to cap a neighbor’s private sewer that crosses the first property owner’s property without a recorded legal easement.

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New Permitting Software is Live

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SB 534 Implementation Ordinance

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Revisions to Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Program Guide

The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Program Guide has been revised to provide clarification on current requirements and regulations for accessory dwelling units. Please be aware of the following changes made in the guide, effective December 21, 2018.

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(Updated) BDS Adopts Interim Residential Demolition Administrative Rule

BDS has adopted an Interim Demolition Administrative Rule, effective February 10, 2020, that revises the inspection requirements for demolitions of structures used for residential purposes with four or fewer dwelling units and any detached accessory structures with a floor area over 200 square feet.

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Update: The City of Portland Completed Successful Migration to Upgraded Permitting Software

Normal Business Hours Resume Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.

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Building Official Determination: Congregate Living Facility or Dwelling Unit?

The Bureau of Development Services has a new Building Official Determination that clarifies the difference between a dwelling unit and a congregate living facility in the building code.

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BDS Announces Search for Volunteers to Serve on the Adjustment Committee

The Bureau of Development Services has announced a search for people interested in filling two vacancies on the City of Portland Adjustment Committee.

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Development Services Center and Permitting Services Will be Closed all day on Thursdays until March 2020

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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PDX ePlans Update

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Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

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City Council Adopts Resolution Directing Future Projects on Title 11, Trees

On Wednesday, January 8, City Council passed a resolution directing BDS, together with Portland Parks & Recreation and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, to complete projects relating to Title 11, Trees.

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Building Official Determination: Accessory Kitchens in Single Family Dwellings

QUESTION: Can a single-family dwelling have more than one kitchen?

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