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Raising awareness of pedestrian safety and Oregon traffic laws
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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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The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is working with the Portland Bureau of Transportation to update the Bicycle Parking requirements (33.266.200) for new development in Portland.
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The Oregon Department of Energy provides residential homeowners with up to a $6,000 tax credit for their 2017 taxes (with credit taken over four years) for the installation of solar energy systems. In order to qualify for this tax credit, individual projects need to have installation completed.
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Beginning July 1, 2018, Portland Parks & Recreation and the Portland Bureau of Transportation will assess development fees for additions to residential units by the amount of square footage in each structure.
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Changes to the Zoning Code (Title 33) Sign Code (Title 32) to implement the 2035 Comprehensive Plan will take effect at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018. These changes may have important ramifications for you if there are signs on your property or place of business.
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Starting May 14, 2018, BDS staff will be piloting a change to help reduce customer wait times in the Development Services Center (DSC).
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The Development Services Center (DSC) is suspending Residential Permit Night on Thursday, July 5, 2018 due to staffing issues from the Independence Day holiday on July 4.
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Are you wondering if your project has made it to the last stage of the permit review process so that you can pay fees, have the permit issued, and begin construction? Now, instead of calling us or visiting Development Services, you can access the list of pre-issuance processing order online.
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The following BDS policy is effective October 18, 2018. It outlines the BDS policy for granting extensions on residential demolition permits.
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In an effort to improve our customer service interactions, ensure successful sign submittals and reduce review times, the following information is being provided to assist our customers.
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9 a.m. opening due to our Annual Bureau-wide Employee Gathering & Appreciation event
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The City of Portland has a strong interest in encouraging entrepreneurship, supporting small businesses, and promoting the health and success of the cannabis industry.
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On-street parking will be free at parking meters on Christmas Day.
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The City of Portland has a strong interest in encouraging entrepreneurship, supporting small businesses, and promoting the health and success of the cannabis industry.
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Portland Parks Foundation (PPF) welcomes Randy Gragg as the new Executive Director. Gragg succeeds Jeff Anderson who recently retired from the role.
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Article from The Oregonian. December 17, 2018.
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Design Commission Chair Julie Livingston presented the Commission’s annual State of the City report to Portland City Council on October 17, 2018. Five representatives of the development industry testified on behalf of the Commission.