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Multifamily apartments and condos to be addressed later this year
At the July 2 meeting, City Council heard public testimony and made amendments to the proposed accessory short-term rental regulations.
The new regulations will allow residents to rent up to two bedrooms to overnight guests through a simple permit, rather than the more involved conditional use process. Short-term rentals will be allowed in single-dwelling units, such as houses and duplexes. Multi-dwelling structures, such as apartments and condos, will be addressed by Council later this year.
Following several hours of testimony, Council moved the accessory short-term rental package forward with the following changes:
Council will reconvene on July 23 to vote on the final package of regulations. Amended code language and explanatory commentary will be available July 18 for public review and will be posted on the project website www.portlandoregon.com/bps/ricap. If you would like a copy mailed to you, please contact Julia Gisler at 503.823.7624 or email@example.com.
Public hearing will continue on July 2 at 2 p.m.
On June 24, City Council held a work session to discuss short-term rental regulations included in the Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Program (RICAP) 6 package. Commissioners listened to hours of testimony at a June 4public hearing on the proposed zoning code amendments. They continued the hearing to July 2 to hear additional viewpoints and deliberate over potential refinements to the proposed rules.
Short-term rentals, most commonly provided through websites like Airbnb and VRBO, are on the rise in Portland and around the country. Council asked the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability to look at revising the zoning code to more accurately reflect community trends and needs.
During the work session, commissioners discussed a number of permitting issues with staff, such as:
Council also contemplated what types of short-term rentals could qualify for a simpler and less costly permit, including:
Taxing mechanisms and impacts on affordable housing were also discussed.
No decisions or changes to the proposed rules were made. Council will reconvene on Tuesday, July 2 at 2 p.m. to listen to more testimony and deliberate before making a final decision.
The remaining items in RICAP 6, including revisions to cell tower regulations, temporary activities and more, were passed unanimously at the June 4 hearing. They become effective on July 11.
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