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Design overlay zones

  • 33.420 Design Overlay Zone: A section of the Portland Zoning Code that describes the purpose of the d-overlay and how and where it is applied. This includes when design review is required and when a project may be eligible to go through an alternative process to discretionary design review using the Community Design Standards in 33.218.

Discretionary Design Review

Nondiscretionary Community Design Standards

  • 33.218 Community Design Standards: A section of the Portland Zoning Code that describes an alternative process to design review for some projects and standards to meet the requirements of d-overlay.