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Batch Permit Submittal and Review Process


April 26, 2017

Contact: Ross Caron, BDS Public Information Officer, (503) 823-4268  

Batch Permit Submittal and Review Process

Effective May 1, 2017 -  Projects with three or more detached dwelling units (designed to the residential code) on a single lot, or three or more dwelling units that are attached to one another, are submitted through the Batch Submittal and Review Process. Examples of Batch Track Projects could include three townhouse units, or three or more single-family homes on one tax lot. These projects necessitate Batch Track processing due to unique Planning and Zoning requirements, which differ from those for standard single-family development. In addition, projects involving multiple structures on one lot require a separate Site Development permit for the common infrastructure elements such as driveways, utilities, bicycle and pedestrian amenities and landscaping. 
To improve the efficiency of the intake process and the permit review process, the Batch Permit intake process will incorporate the following change as of May 1, 2017. The initial Life Safety intake review will determine whether the documents provided meet minimum intake requirements. If the intake requirements are not met, a deficiency report will be generated and sent to the applicant identifying the missing required information. At any time the applicant may schedule a Life Safety Preliminary Meeting to assist with the intake process. If the submittal requirements are not met with the 3rd attempt to provide the minimum required information, the applicant will be required to schedule and attend a Life Safety Preliminary Meeting as part of the next intake attempt.
Find the New Single Family Minimum Submittal Requirements & Batch information here:

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