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News and Notices

City Council gives green light to Portland Permitting & Development, officially creating new bureau

The City's new permitting bureau will officially launch July 1, with changes taking shape over the next 18 months.

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Bureau of Development Services proposed fee changes are adopted, effective July 1, 2024

Learn more about the approved fee changes and how you can share your views.

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City has not implemented most of Ombudsman’s recommendations on emergency board-ups

In July 2023, the Ombudsman's Office released a report that highlighted evidence of misconduct by the City’s emergency board-up contractor and pointed to gaps in the City’s oversight of the contract. On May 20, 2024, the Ombudsman sent a follow-up letter to Community Safety Division Director Myers.

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Notice of Federal Grant Application for US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Preservation and Reinvestment Initiative for Community Enhancement (PRICE) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

This application is subject to approval through an ordinance proposed to City Council. The submission is due on the part of PHB to HUD on 6/5/24. PHB has also published the full application. The public is invited to provide comments on the application prior to the submission.

Public notice


Have a passion for promoting safety in floating buildings? Consider joining the River Community Advisory Committee

The City of Portland is seeking interested persons who wish to apply to serve a three-year term on the River Community Advisory Committee. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through July 21, 2024.

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Request for Proposals for the Development of Broadway Corridor Parcel 4A

PHB invites the four teams selected in the Broadway Corridor Parcel 4A RFQ process to submit full funding applications to develop the northern half of Block 4, (referred to as Parcel 4A) located on the former Portland U.S. Postal Service site within the Broadway Corridor.

Bids and Proposals
aerial view rendering of the Broadway Corridor

Proposed amendments to Lien Reduction Review Administrative Rule

The purpose of the Lien Reduction Review Administrative Rule is to provide guidance for processing requests to reduce existing liens on properties, resulting from an enforcement action taken pursuant to Portland City Code Section 3.30.040 and Chapter 29.70.

12:00 pm 1:00 pm
Public Hearing
Available Online

River Community Advisory Committee

The River Community Advisory Committee is comprised of six members who represent a variety of interests relating to floating structures. It assists with the development of procedures and administrative guidelines for implementing city code relating to floating structures.

10:30 am 11:30 am
Public Meeting
Available Online

Upcoming Events

82nd Avenue presentation to Lents Neighborhood Livability Association

Building a Better 82nd team members will present to the Association

6:30 pm 8:30 pm
Public Meeting

Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC)

The Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) is an advisory body representing those with interests in the outcomes of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes. Its meetings are regularly held on the third Thursday of the month from 8 to 10 a.m.

8:00 am 10:00 am
Public Meeting
Available Online

Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC)

The Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC) is an advisory body representing those with interests in the outcomes of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes. Its meetings are regularly held on the third Thursday of the month from 8 to 10 a.m.

8:00 am 10:00 am
Public Meeting
Available Online