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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.
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Read news from the Bureau of Environmental Services about the Stormwater Management and Sewer and Drainage Facilities Design Manuals.
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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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Read news from BPS about the Residential Infill Project, HB2001 & SB534, the proposed amendment to increase deconstruction projects, the connected communities along division transit report, and the review of ezones in North Portland.
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On October 1, 2019, Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry will implement an updated set of the Approved Street Tree Planting Lists.
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During the rainy season, between October 1 and April 30, ground-disturbing construction work requires an elevated level of attention. Wet weather site and erosion control measures are necessary throughout the City.
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The Bureau of Development Services has announced a search for anyone interested in filling a vacancy on the City of Portland Historic Landmarks Commission.
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The Bureau of Development Services is proposing to amend administrative rules related to enforcement of Accessory Short-Term Rentals (ASTRs) that are allowed by the Portland Zoning Code Chapter 33.207.
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On May 8, 2019, City Council adopted amendments to Portland City Code Title 33 relating to the Neighborhood Contact Requirement for certain projects. The updated code goes into effect on December 2, 2019.
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A new proposal will be heard by both the Planning and Sustainability Commission and the Urban Forestry Commission who will make recommendations to City Council.
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BDS, together with BES, wants your input on the City’s Erosion and Sediment Control Manual in preparation for an update to the manual.
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Effective September 16, 2019: BDS has approved a new code guide that will allow additional dwelling units, specifically Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), to be constructed within Townhouses if certain requirements are met, and will provide clear requirements for spaces used in common.
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City officials are preparing for a large protest on Saturday, August 17, 2019, in the downtown core of Portland. The protest is expected to remain in the downtown area, although activity may extend to adjacent areas, such as the Central Eastside. The timing of the event is not certain.