A. Upon receipt of an application, the Portland Development
Commission shall review the application to determine whether the application
should be further processed. In reaching such a determination, the
Portland Development Commission staff may request additional information from
the applicant as well as assemble any and all data deemed relevant to the
B. The Portland Development Commission shall consider the
1. Economic feasibility and general benefits to the City of
the proposed project.
2. Density of use and potential impact in the area affected by
the proposed project.
3. Land use, transit, and transportation facilities in the
vicinity of the proposed project.
4. City’s ability to supply or support other needed services
resulting from the Economic Development Project.
5. Effect of proposed project on balanced economic development
of the City.
6. Employment and property tax income from the project.
7. Employment opportunities. City and Portland
Development Commission will use employment agreements when and where
8. Suitability of proposed area in the City for the particular
type of proposed development project.
9. Conformance with Internal Revenue Service regulations and
the Oregon Revised Statutes.
C. No application shall be recommended for City Council approval
unless the Portland Development Commission determines that the proposed project
does not conflict with adopted City plans and policies, and conforms to the
1. Manufacturing or other industrial production.
2. Agricultural development or food processing.
3. Transportation or freight facilities.
4. Warehousing or distribution.
5. A project for the primary purpose of reducing air, water,
or solid waste pollution.
6. Other activities that represent new technology or types of
economic enterprise that the City determines are needed to diversify the
economic base of the community.
7. Parking in close proximity to the Portland Performing Arts
Center. Such a parking facility may include space for retail and
commercial uses in addition to parking.
8. Commercial uses when a part of a qualified historic project
or publicly initiated urban development project.