The Planning and Zoning Division helps ensure the community develops in a safe, efficient, attractive manner and strives to achieve quality developments enhancing the quality of life for our citizens.
Comprehensive planning coordinates the long-range planning activities in the city and responds to requests for demographic and mapping information. This section is responsible for the creation and implementation of the Unified Development Ordinance and the City of Portland Comprehensive Plan.
The Development Services Department also administers the review of proposed development projects to ensure compliance with the City’s development regulations. This section coordinates pre-submittal meetings, administers the zoning and regulates the platting process. This arm of the department prepares and presents site data and recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council regarding zoning considerations, plats and request for variances to development standards.