Contents of Update Packet #145 (effective 11/26/10)
This Code update is the result of the FEMA Maps Update Project and is effective November 26, 2010.
Code Update Packet: 145
Effective Date: November 26, 2010
Contact: Jessica Richman; 503-823-7847
Amends Chapters: List of Chapters, Table of Contents, 33.110, 33.430, 33.445, 33.465, 33.564., 600s Content Sheet, 33.610, 33.611, 33.631, 33.634, 33.660, 33.662, 33.664, 33.730, 33.820, 33.825, 33.900, 33.910
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maintains maps of areas around the country that are prone to flooding. They update these maps periodically. When communities adopt flood-hazard regulations that apply within the areas mapped by FEMA, communities in those areas are eligible to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which subsidizes flood insurance. The regulations limit the kinds of development allowed in the areas likely to flood, and specify building regulations that limit damage when there is a flood.
To maintain compliance with federal programs — and maintain the ability for community members to obtain flood insurance in Portland — we must update the maps of flood-prone areas in the city and some of our regulations. This project adopted the new maps and regulations.
Click here to download Zoning Code Update Pages #145. Subsequent updates may have modified some of these pages. The links to chapters in the chart below will provide the current version of the chapter.
The official Title 33, Planning and Zoning (Zoning Code) is the printed copy in the Development Services Center. PDFs available on PortlandOnline are not the official text of Title 33, Planning and Zoning. Although every effort is made to ensure that the two texts are identical, errors or differences may remain. It is the user's responsibility to verify the legal accuracy of all provisions.
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