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Zoning Code Update Packet #138

Contents of Update Packet #138 (effective 04/24/10)

This Code update is the result of Ordinance No. 183598.

Code Update Packet: 138

Effective Date: April 24, 2010

ContactEmily Sandy at 503-823-6949

Amends Chapters: List of Chapters, Table of Contents, 110, 120, 130, 140, 200s Contents, 205, 218, 258, 266, 281, 299 (new), 420, 430, 445, 510, 515, 562, 612, 638, 654, 667, 700, 730, 805, 815, 820, 846, 848, 855, 910, 920

Substantive Changes:

This package includes more than 60 zoning code amendments as part of the Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Package 5 (RICAP 5), part of the Regulatory Improvement Workplan (RIW). For more about the RIW and a complete description of the amendments in RICAP 5, see the Regulatory Improvement page.

Highlights of RICAP 5 include amendments regarding:

  • Green energy production, green building technology, and resource conservation. There are several amendments that relate to stormwater collection (cisterns, eco-roofs, roof-gardens), solar energy systems, wind energy systems, and individual, district, or utility scale alternative energy systems. Currently, the Zoning Code either does not address, is ambiguous, or even discourages many of these technologies. The amendments focused on removing existing regulatory barriers, establishing standards such as height and setback standards where appropriate, and clarifying ambiguous language or policy.
  • Bike Parking for Multi-Dwelling or Mixed-Use Development. The amendments both increased the number of required long-term bike parking spaces required — from .25 spaces per unit to 1.5 spaces (Central City) and 1.1 spaces (elsewhere) — and strengthened the location requirements of long-term bike parking.
  • Courtyard Housing. The amendments resolved some regulatory conflicts that resulted in design barriers for many Courtyard Housing projects. The removal of these barriers will allow more sites to be effectively utilized for this emerging housing type.
  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). The amendments allow for larger ADUs relative to the size of the main house. This will allow ADUs to be built next to smaller homes. ADUs can provide another housing option both to accommodate growth and allow people the income and space necessary to age in place.
  • Existing Lots in the R5 Zone. The amendments further clarify when existing small lots can be developed in the R5 zone. Small lot infill can be a more affordable housing option, but concerns over compatibility continue to be an issue. These amendments attempt to balance both important concerns.

For a more expansive summary, see Highlights of RICAP 5.

Click here to download Zoning Code Update Pages #138. Subsequent updates may have modified some of these pages. The links to chapters in the chart below will provide the current version of the chapter.

 

Chapter Remove Pages Insert Pages Changed because of:
List of Chapters 1 1 Regulatory improvement code amendments
Table of Contents 1-4 1-4 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.110 1-38 1-42 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.120 1-50 1-52 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.130 1-36 1-38 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.140 1-34 1-34 Regulatory improvement code amendments
200s Contents 1 1 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.205 1-4 1-4 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.218 1-2 and 7-30 1-2 and 7-38 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.258 1-2 and 7-14 1-2 and 7-16 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.266 1-14 and 23-32 1-14 and 23-32 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.281 1-4 1-6 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.299 (new) n/a 1-4 New chapter due to regulatory improvement code amendments
33.420 1-2 and 5-8 1-2 and 5-8 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.430 1-2 and 15-36 1-2 and 15-36 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.445 1-22 1-22 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.510 1-2 and 35-36 1-2 and 35-36 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.515 1-2 and 13-16 1-2 and 13-16 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.562 1-2 and 5-6 1-2 and 5-6 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.612 1-2 1-2 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.638 1-2 1-4 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.654 1-10 1-10 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.667 1-4 1-4 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.700 1-2 and 7-14 1-2 and 7-14 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.730 1-30 1-32 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.805 1-2 1-2 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.815 1-30 1-30 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.820 1-6 1-6 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.846 1-4 1-4 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.848 1-4 1-4 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.855 1-6 1-6 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.910 1-38 1-40 Regulatory improvement code amendments
33.920 1-2 and 9-18 1-2 and 9-18 Regulatory improvement code amendments

 

The official Title 33, Planning and Zoning (Zoning Code) is the printed copy in the Development Services Center. PDFs available on PortlandOnline are not the official text of Title 33, Planning and Zoning. Although every effort is made to ensure that the two texts are identical, errors or differences may remain. It is the user's responsibility to verify the legal accuracy of all provisions.

 

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