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Residential Infill Project

  • Read a summary of the revised Residential Infill Project proposals The Planning and Sustainability Commission will discuss the revised proposals prior to sending their recommendations to City Council.

  • Visit the Map App to see how the revised proposals affect your property The updated Map App reflects the PSC's possible amendments.

  • Interested in what others have said about the Proposed Draft? Read public testimony from spring 2018 using the online testimony reader.

In every city around the world, neighborhoods are constantly changing. It’s important we work together as a community to make sure that change is for the better and includes all of us. Our city’s popularity and existing zoning rules have enticed home builders to construct large, expensive new houses at a time when families are getting smaller and more people need a place to live.

To address these issues around growth and change, the City of Portland is taking a fresh look at the rules that govern the types of housing permitted in our neighborhoods. The proposed changes would allow more housing units to be built in residential neighborhoods, but only if they follow new limits on size and scale.

The proposed new rules are with the Planning and Sustainability Commission now. They are expected to vote on their recommendations to City Council in early spring. Council will hold public hearings and begin their review by summer 2019.

Questions? Give us a call. We’re here to help.

News and Updates View all »

  1. Mar 18

    Residential Infill Project one step closer to City Council

    Planning and Sustainability Commission votes 5 - 4 to recommend new rules for more units and smaller buildings in Portland's neighborhoods.

  2. Feb 7

    Revised draft of the Residential Infill Project ready for review

    Project staff to brief the Planning and Sustainability Commission on Revised Proposed Draft on February 12; vote to recommend to City Council in March.

  3. Dec 20

    Residential Infill Project staff briefs the PSC on revised economic analysis

    Planning and Sustainability Commission learns about the impact of their revisions to staff's proposal; more units, lower rents.

  4. Nov 15

    Residential Infill Project Update: Next steps for amendments to Proposed Draft

    Staff studying and implementing changes requested by the Planning and Sustainability Commission; new meetings set.

  5. Sep 18

    Planning and Sustainability Commission directs Residential Infill Project staff to revise RIP proposals to reflect their amendments

    Commissioners felt the initial proposals didn’t go far enough to address the housing shortage in Portland.