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Over the next year, the City is phasing in a new more efficient plan review process for all types of building permits. This new process will establish dedicated windows of uninterrupted time for City staff to perform plan review.
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During the rainy season, between October 1 and April 30 2018, ground-disturbing construction work requires an elevated level of attention. Wet weather site and erosion control measures are necessary throughout the City.
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The Bureau of Development Services staff has been working to implement the Portland Online Permitting System (POPS), a program that will move the City’s paper-based development review process to a more streamlined and efficient online digital system.
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Read news from BPS about DOZA, Comp Plan, multi-dwelling zones, neighborhood contact code requirements, residential infill, Willamette River, Equitable Housing Strategy and the bike parking code.

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Do you want to make an impact on development in Portland? Read about joining the Development Review Advisory Committee.
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At various times during the year, the City provides opportunities for bureaus to adjust their current fiscal year budgets. Over the last few years, BDS has used these Budget Monitoring Processes (BMPs) to add staff positions in response to changes in workload, rather than having to wait.