Services and Information for Construction and development

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The Facility Permit Program (FPP) is designed to serve customers with on-going interior tenant improvements where facility maintenance, upgrade and renovations are frequent.
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Annexation is the process of changing municipal boundaries to bring adjacent unincorporated areas into an existing city, typically to provide urban services not presently available. Properties must be within the municipal boundary of the City of Portland to receive City services.
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About the Bureau of Development Services (BDS)
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The Central City 2035 project, its timing and related efforts.
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Purpose, background, timeline, and contact information for the SW Corridor Inclusive Communities project.
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We offer flexible loans for eligible properties to perform environmental cleanup. Nonprofit organizations may be able to access these funds as grants.
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We offer financial assistance for eligible properties to receive environmental site assessment reports. Projects must demonstrate financial need and community benefit. Please give us a call to find out if your project is eligible. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
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Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 situation, we may not be able to fulfill your permit request. If you have any questions or concerns, our sole point of contact at this time will be CPAC@portlandoregon.gov. We will not be available by phone.
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Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 situation, we may not be able to fulfill your permit request. If you have any questions or concerns, our sole point of contact at this time will be CPAC@portlandoregon.gov. We will not be available by phone.
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Homeowners who live in the Interstate Corridor or the Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Areas (URAs) may be eligible for a no-interest loan of up to $40,000 to fund repairs, like a leaky roof, or electrical and plumbing issues. Households must income-qualify (see Income Guidelines).
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Discover how to become a Certified Deconstruction Contractor
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The Bond Opportunity Solicitation invites development partners to submit proposals to develop affordable housing focused on meeting the goals, priorities and guidelines in Portland’s Housing Bond Policy Framework. Proposals may include new construction, acquisition and/or rehabilitation.
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Prosper Portland helps local businesses figure out the right programs for their needs. Our programs address:

• Tenant and façade improvements
• Buying equipment
• Property development & rehabilitation
• Buying real estate
• Improving credit
• Property feasibility study
• Working capital
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The Business Process Improvement (BPI) project expands opportunities for BDS employees, interagency partners, and our customers to improve the commercial building permit review process for new construction including the transition to ePlan review.
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Information about contractors who have met the requirements to perform deconstruction work.
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For general questions on permit applications and status of existing permits, please call 503-823-5996.
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A number of contract types require or give preference to D/M/W/ESB/SDVBE contractors. Becoming certified, if you are eligible, gives your firm an edge in winning work with the City.
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Information about deconstruction requirements that went into effect on October 31, 2016
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Design guidelines are intended to aid designers and developers in understanding Portland’s urban design expectations and to aid them in preparing for the urban design review process. The review process ensures that these expectations will be met for all proposals in Portland.
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The Development Services Center is designed to provide you with the services and expertise you'll need to complete Portland's permitting processes. Located at 1900 SW 4th Ave, First Floor, Portland, OR 97201, the DSC has street parking and parking garage options nearby and is accessible by Trimet.