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Read news from BPS about the Climate Emergency Declaration, Facial Recognition Policy, RIP Amendments, and West PDX Town Center Open House.

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Updated TSP Pedestrian Classifications Take Effect March 6.

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Using authority granted to local jurisdictions by the State legislature, the City of Portland enacted a new Residential Demolition Ordinance that created a first-of-its-kind program to address potential impacts from residential demolitions on neighboring properties, effective July 1, 2018.

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On March 1, 2020 the new regulations approved through the Better Housing by Design project will take effect. The previous multi-dwelling zoning on the zoning map (R3, R2, R1, and RH) will be changed to new designations (RM1, RM2, RM3, RM4) as part of this project.

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Updated: Implementation of Senate Bill 534 (Platted Lots)

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Migration to New Permitting Software is Complete.
We Appreciate Your Patience!

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Senate Bill 534 (Platted Lots)

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The Bureau of Development Services has a new Building Official Determination that clarifies the difference between a dwelling unit and a congregate living facility in the building code.

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The City of Portland has adopted the new 2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC), which includes new energy efficiency provisions.

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The end of 2019 marked a very busy and successful year for the PDX ePlans Team, Process Managers, Reviewers, and external stakeholders alike.

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On February 10, 2020, the City of Portland will start using a new version of AMANDA, the software used to manage the permitting process. As we transition to upgraded AMANDA software, our services will be available according to the schedule below.

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Read news from BPS about Parkrose Argay, Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning, Residential Infill Project, Climate Policy Commitments, Portland's Environmental Zone Update, Deconstruction, Bike Parking Code, Better Housing by Design, and the River Plan/South Reach.

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The Source Control Manual (SCM) is getting updated.

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Development Services Center (1st Floor) and Permitting Services (2nd Floor) will be CLOSED all day on Thursdays starting December 19, 2019 until March 2020

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Applicants intending to vest in the 2014 OSSC must submit complete packages, prepare for possibility of service delays.