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See what new multifamily and mixed-use buildings will look like by watching these digital animations

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Movies help people envision how new design standards and guidelines will make larger buildings more attractive and people friendly; deadline for comments on Discussion Draft extended to May 1.

Last year it was the Green Loop; this year it’s our Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) project featured at Design Week Portland.

During the week-long festival of all things design related, the DOZA team held an open house to share three digital animations showing what draft Design Standards would look like in “real life.”

Because the project is updating design tools for multi-dwelling, commercial and mixed use projects, the videos depict different building types in various parts of the city. Click on a video below and do a “flyover” of apartments and mixed use commercial buildings in the following areas of the city:

SW multi-family project

Digital animation of a SW Portland multi-family project designed using the draft Design Standards found in the DOZA Discussion Draft.

East multi-family project

Digital animation of an East Portland multi-family project designed using the draft Design Standards found in the DOZA Discussion Draft.

SE mixed-use project

Digital animation of a SE Portland mixed-use project designed using the draft Design Standards found in the DOZA Discussion Draft.

What are the digital animations based on?

Prior to releasing the DOZA Discussion Draft, project staff worked with three architectural design teams to illustrate the results of new proposed design standards in areas of the city with different characteristics, such as geography and slopes, street patterns and lot size.

These drawings illustrate how regulations can shape building projects and how new design standards can respond to different contexts.

All the consultant teams’ analysis and drawings are available to review in Appendix B: Consultant Testing of Draft Guidelines and Standards of the DOZA Discussion Draft.

There’s still time to weigh in!

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the DOZA Discussion Draft so far.

We’ve extended the comment period to May 1, so more people can review the videos and proposals and share their feedback.

What do you think? Send your comments to doza@portlandoregon.gov by May 1.

Questions? Contact Kathryn Hartinger at kathryn.hartinger@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-9714.