The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is seeking feedback on the Design Overlay Zones Amendments (DOZA) project.

The DOZA Process projects would allow smaller projects in Gateway to use Community Design Standards as alternative to a design review

The quality of building design matters for a growing city. And the rules and processes to ensure good, human-centered design for our most populated, growing and vibrant places is important for the entire community. So, these rules need to be evaluated and updated periodically. The Design Overlay Zones Amendments projects — DOZA Process and DOZA Tools — do just that; they hit the reset button on the rules for Portland’s Design overlay zone (the d-overlay) and design review program.

The DOZA Process Discussion Draft is now ready for review; a DOZA Tools Concept Report will be released in early May 2018.

Learn more and read the DOZA Process Discussion Draft here. Comments due June 1, 2018.