Sometimes you finish writing something and you say to yourself, "Wow, I'm really glad this exists."
Sadly, this is not one of those times.
One of the searches that lead most frequently to UrbanForm is the simple question, "how do I find my zoning?"
It's a confoundingly difficult question to answer. I know this because how to find zoning is the first task I give every student starting a design project in the graduate architecture school where I teach. In 4 years, no student has ever gotten it right. I know this because UrbanForm's director of business development teaches a graduate course in urban planning where the final project is to just gather all the zoning information for a single property.
Getting the zoning information correct is required for every single design and construction project in the US, and it's a tedious, time-consuming, and error-prone process.
So UrbanForm has written a guide to help those who are interested in going through the process of acquiring zoning information for properties they are interested in. We're starting with Portland, but we'll soon have one for every city in which UrbanForm operates.
We've detailed every step that we've confirmed is the best way to get authoritative, up-to-date, and verifiably accurate zoning information.
And it's exactly the process that UrbanForm has automated.
In fact, it was our dissatisfaction with this legacy process that led to the development of UrbanForm's technology.
There are still times when going through the process of acquiring zoning information manually is the best option, and this guide can help. Our surveys tell us this process takes an average, experienced professional between 8-12 hours.
Check it out using the links at the top of this webpage, or click this link: How do I find my zoning in Portland | UrbanForm
For those other times, when you need zoning instantly, and you can't afford the time and expense to do it manually, UrbanForm has you covered.