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This fall, Portland City Council appointed 27 Portlanders with diverse backgrounds and interests to a new work group on unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings. On December 17, the URM Building Work Group will hold its first meeting, kicking off a new City initiative to address associated risks.
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The date for the December 2019 DRAC meeting was rescheduled.
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City Council passed an ordinance on June 27, 2018 to extend a waiver of system development charges (SDCs) for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) with additional requirements to contribute to Portland’s housing capacity.
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The Bureau of Development Services has announced a search for anyone interested in filling a vacancy on the City of Portland Historic Landmarks Commission.
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The Bureau of Development Services is proposing to amend administrative rules related to enforcement of Accessory Short-Term Rentals (ASTRs) that are allowed by the Portland Zoning Code Chapter 33.207.
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On May 8, 2019, City Council adopted amendments to Portland City Code Title 33 relating to the Neighborhood Contact Requirement for certain projects. The updated code goes into effect on December 2, 2019.
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A new proposal will be heard by both the Planning and Sustainability Commission and the Urban Forestry Commission who will make recommendations to City Council.
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BDS, together with BES, wants your input on the City’s Erosion and Sediment Control Manual in preparation for an update to the manual.
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City officials are preparing for a large protest on Saturday, August 17, 2019, in the downtown core of Portland. The protest is expected to remain in the downtown area, although activity may extend to adjacent areas, such as the Central Eastside. The timing of the event is not certain.
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The Bureau of Development Services, in partnership with the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, will propose a set of code amendments to the Portland City Council on August 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. The amendments are intended to allow murals in more locations around the City. Read the recommended code.
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The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) wants your input on the first draft of an administrative rule outlining requirements for signs posted on future development sites.
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Beginning on April 1, 2019, The Bureau of Development Services will launch a new program to simplify bathroom permits for small projects.
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The Structural Advisory Board will meet on June 12, 2019 at 2 p.m. to discuss the appeal for the proposed Atomic Orchard project located at 2510 NE Sandy Blvd.
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A new code guide has been developed to provide guidance to Geotechnical Engineers and Engineering Geologists that conduct required slope hazard evaluations.
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On February 20, 2019, City Council passed a fee increase ordinance that was presented by representatives of the BDS Land Use Services Division, the first in nearly five years.
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Notifications to owners of Public buildings informing them of the requirements of the ordinance and how to comply with these requirements were mailed December 7, 2018. Notifications to other URM building owners except non-profits, were mailed on January 9, 2019.
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During periods of excessive rainfall, snow, and ice melt, many areas of the City of Portland face a higher risk for flooding. To help prevent localized flooding, the Bureau of Development Services recommends that storm drains are cleared to allow for sufficient erosion control or water drainage.