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Services and Information for Construction and development

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The Facility Permit Program (FPP) is designed to serve customers with on-going interior tenant improvements where facility maintenance, upgrade and renovations are frequent.
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Get helpful tips for presenting testimony at a public hearing.
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Annexation is the process of changing municipal boundaries to bring adjacent unincorporated areas into an existing city, typically to provide urban services not presently available. Properties must be within the municipal boundary of the City of Portland to receive City services.
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About the Bureau of Development Services (BDS)
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The Central City 2035 project, its timing and related efforts.
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Purpose, background, timeline, and contact information for the SW Corridor Inclusive Communities project.
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General information about the Adjustment Committee
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The Budget Advisory Committee evaluates the bureau’s budget request.
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Get information about public records access during the COVID-19 outbreak. 
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Contractors in construction looking to grow their business through public contracting must meet general contractor requirements and added construction criteria. Learn about those requirements, opportunities to increase workforce diversity, and how do find and compete for construction contracts.
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Two of the most commonly used sections of the code regulate landscaping and screening, and parking and loading.
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Read the Adjustment Committee meeting agenda.
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Adjustment committee members are appointed to hold two-year committee positions.
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Find out more information about how to apply for permits and review plans with the Bureau of Development Services during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Apply online for a Bureau of Development Services board or commission.
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We offer flexible loans for eligible properties to perform environmental cleanup. Nonprofit organizations may be able to access these funds as grants.
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We offer financial assistance for eligible properties to receive environmental site assessment reports. Projects must demonstrate financial need and community benefit. Please give us a call to find out if your project is eligible. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
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Find out how to get a commercial electrical permit and commercial electrical inspection. Any electrical work in a commercial building needs a commercial electrical permit.