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Proposals call for Portland’s centers to support people-friendly design

Portlanders invited to testify on new rules meant to improve the design of buildings, public spaces and more; Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) Project heads to Planning and Sustainability and Design commissions.

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

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.

DOZA featured at Design Week Portland; Discussion Draft comments deadline extended

The Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) project will hold an open house on April 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. as part Design Week Portland. Portlanders are invited to comment on the DOZA Discussion Draft (in person or writing) until April 19, 2019.

Draft update to design zones out for public discussion

The Discussion Draft for the Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) project is out and ready for review through April 12, 2019.

New rules for design review process and tools move forward as one package; Discussion Draft to be released early next year

The Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) Process and DOZA Tools projects will be combined into a single package for easier public review and comment.

DOZA Tools Concept Report ready for public review; learn more about DOZA at May 9 open house

The Design Overlay Zone Amendments Package (DOZA) aims to improve design review in Portland; the DOZA Tools Concept Report follows the release of DOZA Process Discussion Draft.

DOZA open house May 9; DOZA Tools Concept Report coming soon

Portlanders are invited to learn more about proposed improvements to the Design Review process at an open house May 9; initial concepts for new tools to implement Design Review released on May 7.

More effective processes for design review are available for public consideration

Portlanders invited to give feedback on the Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) Process Discussion Draft through June 1.

Where has the DOZA project been? Portlanders seeking design review want to know.

The Design Overlay Zone Amendments (DOZA) Process and Tools projects are gearing up for public feedback.

DOZA: From Assessment to Amendments

City kicks off projects to implement recommendations for improving the design overlay zone

Portland City Council votes to accept Design Overlay Zone Assessment consultant’s recommendations to improve design review and criteria

DOZA consultant’s recommendations for streamlining process will guide the Bureaus of Planning and Sustainability and Development Services to create more housing quickly while ensuring quality buildings.

Design Overlay Zone Assessment (DOZA) Final Report ready for public review and City Council hearing

Project consultant’s recommendations aimed at improving the design overlay (d-overlay) zone, including the design review process and review criteria.

Public open house presents recommendations about Design Overlay Zones for review and feedback

Consultant team’s Draft Recommendations for the Design Overlay Zone Assessment Project (DOZA) featured at upcoming open house.

Portland Design Commission reviews preliminary report for Design Overlay Zone Assessment (DOZA) Project

Consultant’s research affirms community support for thoughtful building design but says d-overlay system needs improvement

Phase 1 of the Design Overlay Zoning Assessment project is complete

Staff and consultant research reports now available online, including best practices from other cities

Public invited to share feedback on how well the design overlay zone works and what they’d like to see improved

Online questionnaire allows public to give feedback on design review for new buildings in the design overlay.

Meet the Consultant Team for the Portland Design Overlay Zone Assessment

Walker Macy will lead the consultant team for conducting an independent and comprehensive assessment of the City of Portland’s design overlay zone.