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Purpose, key changes, timeline, and contact information for the DOZA project.
This interactive map provides the information to determine four distinct layers that each new development should respond to under Design Guideline 01.
Learn more about the recently approved Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA), which took effect Aug. 1, 2021, and schedule a meeting to discuss. Find out more about what the Design Overlay Zone Amendments mean for new development projects.

Design Standards

Learn more about how to apply for non-discretionary design review using objective Design Standards and when development proposals are eligible to use them. Obtain required forms to submit with a development permit application when using objective Design Standards and an early assistance application.
DOZA proposes changes to the design overlay zone. This section provides an orientation to frequently used terms and how they relate to each other.

DOZA proposed tools

Additional information about the revised Design Standards and Portland Citywide Design Guidelines in the DOZA Recommended Draft.
The DOZA proposal restructures the processes and tools for Portland’s design overlay zone and design review program to ensure they move us toward the future described in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan and Climate Action Plan.

Next steps

For the DOZA Recommended Draft
Read testimony through the Map App on Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) project.
The DOZA proposal is organized into five topic areas: Purpose, Map, Thresholds, Process, and Tools.
After seven months of deliberations and 300 requests for amendments to the Proposed Draft, the DOZA proposals were unanimously approved by both the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) and the Design Commission in Summer 2020.

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