TRN-1.27 - Bureau of Transportation Public Works Alternate Review Committee

Administrative Rules Adopted by Bureaus Pursuant to Rule Making Authority (ARB)
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Bureau of Transportation Public Works Alternate Review Committee

Administrative Rule Adopted by Portland Bureau of Transportation Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority


I.  Background

City Council directed the Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to develop a process for evaluating unique development conditions which could preclude full standard frontage improvements. Under the authorities of the Director of Transportation, PBOT created an alternative review committee for administrative reviews and remedies. This rule outlines the process for an alternative review.

II.  Applicability

These rules apply to any person wishing to propose alternatives to frontage requirements imposed by PBOT.

III.  Purpose

These rules establish decision-making, processing and fee requirements for the Public Works Alternative Review Committee (ARC).

IV.  Definitions

Certain terms used in these rules are defined by Portland City Code (PCC) Chapters 17.04, 17.06 and 17.88.

V.  Initial Submittal:

An applicant may request that the Public Works Alternative Review Committee (ARC) consider alternatives to the requirements imposed by PBOT. The ARC is composed of Public Works Permitting staff who will advise the PBOT Development Review Manager in making a decision. The decision is as delegated by the Director of Transportation. The review of a Public Works Alternative Review request will not always result in an immediate decision. The ARC may seek additional information from the applicant, provide advice to the applicant, seek additional information from other City Bureaus, or complete additional reviews before a final decision is made.

Final decisions of the ARC may be appealed to the Public Works Appeal Panel. Alternative Reviews are reviewed for approval by the Director of PBOT or their designee. Final decisions of the ARC expire one year from the date of the decision.

VI.  Fees

Fees for the ARC review are included in PBOT fee schedule updated annually.

VII.  Submittal Requirements

A.  Authorized Persons.

An ARC review may only be submitted by the owner of the property or by a developer or contractor who is authorized by the owner to submit an ARC review.

B.  Application Requirements.

An applicant is solely responsible for all costs associated with an ARC review and cost associated with errors to submittals.

III.  Code Reference

Title & Section 17.04, 17.06, 17.88

Pursuant to Rule Making Authority Title & Section 3.12

Adopted by Director of Portland Bureau of Transportation December 27, 2016.

Filed for inclusion in PPD December 29, 2016.

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