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Portland City Council adopts two ordinances to assist in office-to-residential conversions

On March 15, the Portland City Council adopted two emergency ordinances aimed at making it a little easier to change vacant office space to housing.

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New 2022 Oregon Structural Specialty Code and Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code editions took effect Oct. 1

Previous codes from 2019 will be phased out as of April 1, 2023. Please take note.

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Updates to commercial energy efficiency submittal requirements

In response to new energy efficiency requirements within the 2021 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code, the Bureau of Development Services requires additional information as part of each commercial building permit application for new construction or addition to conditioned space.

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DRAC Happenings

Do you want to make an impact on development in Portland? Read about joining the Development Review Advisory Committee.

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Follow Us Online to Receive Information on BDS Service Levels, News and Events

Find the Bureau of Development Services on Facebook and Twitter.

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BDS Code and Policy Year in Review - 2017

Several administrative rules, program guides, and code guides were created, revised or rescinded in 2017.

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