Our predictions last week that the demolition code changes adopted by Portland City Council in February would take effect April 20 turned out to be correct, according to a Bureau of Development Services release today.
The changes have a number of ramifications, perhaps most immediately noticeably a mandatory 35-day delay period on all single-family home demolitions within residential zones as well as mailed notice to homeowners within 150 feet of the demolition site.
The city will hold a “lunch and learn” event about the code changes at noon on May 8 at 1900 SW 4th Ave. in room 2500A.
From the press release:
“Effective Monday, April 20, 2015: All Residential Demolition Permits will require:
Mandatory 35-day delay prior to permit issuance, with a possible 60-day extension through an appeal process.
The City will mail a notice to all properties within 150 feet of the project site and to recognized organizations, Architectural Heritage Center and Restore Oregon at the beginning of the 35-day delay period.
Door hangers will be posted by property owner or representative on abutting homes at least 5 days prior to demolition.
New Certification Regarding Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint Form will be completed by the applicant and submitted to BDS prior to permit issuance”
For more information, read the full release on the bureau’s website.