Neighborhood Association Resources

  • Development process and neighborhood associations


    • Development Code: The Development Code (Volume 3 of the Community Development Plan) includes regulations applicants must meet.
    • Early neighborhood notification handout:  Overview of the early neighborhood notification process, including what must happen before and after a meeting. 
    • GreshamView: Interactive mapping program for looking up property information for parcels in Gresham.
    • Land use process and forms: Information by application type with associated resources. An applicant may easily find what forms are necessary for a project as well as relevant Code sections.
    • Land use project tracking system:Check the status of submitted development projects.
    • Training video and  training slides: Ann Pytynia has developed a planning presentation for neighborhood associations. This presentation provides easy reference for the development planning process.

    Projects in progress

    Visit the Planning Projects page to find lists that include projects received by Development Planning, including both active projects and projects that have been issued decisions.

      Application process

      Review type determination

      The development application process begins when the applicant contacts the Planner on Duty at 503-618-2780 or The review type ( type I, type II, type III or type IV) will depend on the application. Table 11.0204 in Article 11 of the Development Code lists the application types, their corresponding needed review and whether a pre-application conference is required.

      Conferences and consults

      After a review type has been determined for a project, the applicant may participate in the following:

      Neighborhood meetings

      If required, the early neighborhood notification meeting occurs after the pre-application conference but before a development application is submitted. The purpose and benefits of an early neighborhood notification meeting include:

      • Allowing the applicant a chance to hear local concerns and address them (if possible) prior to submittal when changes to the proposal are easier to make.
      • Providing surrounding property owners and other interested people an opportunity to learn about the proposal before it is submitted as well as to offer comments.