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Neighborhood Association Resources

Development process and neighborhood associations


Projects in progress

Visit the Planning Projects page to find lists that include projects received by Development Planning, including both active projects and projects that have been issued decisions.

Application process

Review type determination

The development application process begins when the applicant contacts the Planner on Duty at 503-618-2780 or The review type (type I, type II, type III or type IV) will depend on the application. Table 11.0204 in Article 11 of the Development Code lists the application types, their corresponding needed review and whether a pre-application conference is required.

Conferences and consults

After a review type has been determined for a project, the applicant may participate in the following:

Neighborhood meetings

If required, the early neighborhood notification meeting occurs after the pre-application conference but before a development application is submitted. The purpose and benefits of an early neighborhood notification meeting include:

  • Allowing the applicant a chance to hear local concerns and address them (if possible) prior to submittal when changes to the proposal are easier to make.
  • Providing surrounding property owners and other interested people an opportunity to learn about the proposal before it is submitted as well as to offer comments.