POLICY ANALYSIS & REGULARLY REVIEW 

Ordinance Development

The Bookin Group has assisted local jurisdictions throughout Oregon to develop new zoning regulations. This includes both complete revisions to zoning codes and the creation of specific regulations.

  • Portland - Zoning Code Updates

  • Hillsboro - Development Code Consolidation/Update Project

  • Tigard - Development Code Update

  • Vancouver (WA) - Zoning Code Update

  • Beaverton - Zoning Code

  • Gresham - Parking Regulations 

  • Tualatin, Ashland and Happy Valley - Institutional Zone Ordinance

  • Newberg - Housing Needs Implementation Study/Ordinance

  • Grants Pass - TSP/Street Standards Code Revisions 

Policy Analysis

We have worked with a variety of industry groups and trade associations to review potential changes to local development codes and zoning ordinances. On their behalf we have prepared written analysis and provided oral testimony to the jurisdictional decision-makers.

  • Portland Metro Home Builders Association - Residential Infill Project

  • Commercial Real Estate Economic Coalition – Land Inventory and UGB expansion

  • Columbia Corridor Association – Industrial and Employment Zoning Regulations

  • Portland Community College - Institutional Zoning Regulations

  • Port of Portland - Master Planning requirements

  • Woodstock Business Association - Proposed Commercial Zoning Changes along Woodstock Boulevard

Consulting

A number of public agency-led projects have used our planning expertise to reach a successful outcome, including:

  • TriMet

  • The Port of Portland

  • Metro

  • Prosper Portland (PDC)

  • Home Forward

  • Clean Water Services

  • Multnomah County

  • The Cities of Portland, Newberg, Beaverton and Hillsboro  

Project Management

As the project managers we have headed up numerous interdisciplinary teams for many complex projects. Our team-building skills have been acknowledged by our clients and colleagues alike. We are known for our ability to collaborate with other professionals, to deliver projects on time and on budget. 

Advocacy

Our principals our proud to serve on advisory boards and panels focused on evaluating planning regulations and their impact on development patterns and land usage. 

  • Metro Policy Advisory Committee

  • Institutional Campus Growth Planning Support Project

  • Regional Industrial/Employment Lands Studies

  • Urban/Rural Reserves Study Group

  • Community Investment Initiative Exploratory Committee

  • Portland Parks & Recreation SDC Task Force