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The design overlay zone (d-overlay) provides direction on development and urban design in Portland’s highest-density places. The Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) project will update and improve the process and the tools used to guide design in these areas.
This project reviewed the "Neighborhood Contact" requirement in the Zoning Code (33.700.025) to create a more effective process to support early information-sharing between project developers and neighbors. The Zoning Code changes were adopted in May 2019 and went into effect Dec. 2, 2019.
Summer and Fall 2020
On Nov. 12, 2020, the Portland City Council adopted updated policies related to tree preservation during development activities. This page includes information that led to this policy decision.