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Venture Portland DOZA Design Policy: Help Shape Your City WebinarLearn how you can help retain the identity and character of Portland’s neighborhood business districts as our City grows.          What is DOZA & Why is it Important? The City of Portland is changing the rules that govern the design of new commercial buildings through updated design standards and guidelines, and a Design Overlay (“D-Overlay”). The policy process is called the Design Overlay Zoning Amendments (DOZA). To find out how DOZA will affect your district, please join us on April 30, 12-1 pm. Learn how you can help influence this critical policy and ensure Portland grows smart, without losing its unique identity.          The DOZA Citywide Design policy is scheduled for a first City Council hearing on May 12th and this is an opportunity to testify and advocate for our business districts. Many communities and business districts are unaware of the policy and significance of this 30-year overhaul to our city’s design approach.          Venture Portland is collaborating with PDX Main Streets to host a webinar to discuss what this means for our business districts, discuss key issues, priorities and concerns, and to share PDX Main Streets draft recommendations for input and advocacy. Urban Designer Heather Flint Chatto, Director of PDX Main Streets, will discuss design standards and strategies that will help keep our neighborhood business districts diverse, walkable, human-scale, affordable, and architecturally, historically and culturally significant.RSVP for our DOZA Design Policy Webinar on 4/30 from 12-1pm
 Venture Portland Since 1986, Venture Portland has supported Portland’s unique and thriving neighborhood business districts through grants, training and technical assistance.
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