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In April, the Portland Bureau of Development Services rolled out a

new appeals process

for folks who want to contest demolitions in their neighborhood.

Among other things, the changes require that developers give 35 days notice to neighbors who live near a property slated for demolition. It also reversed a controversial demolition delay exemption that allowed developers to replace one single family home with another without any notification or delay period.

Six months later, we're checking in with a city official, an architectural preservationist and a developer to hear how the new process is going.

We also want to hear from you. Have you seen old homes torn down in your neighborhood? Bought or built a new home on the site of an old one? Participated in a demolition appeal? Call in during our live broadcast (888-665-5865), or share your experience in the comments below.

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