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Residential Infill Project

  • Check out the summary of proposed changes PSC is reviewing. PSC may make amendments before making their recommendations to City Council.

  • Visit the Map App for highlights of the proposed changes on individual properties. PSC is reviewing these proposed changes and may be making amendments.

  • Interested in what others are saying? Read and watch public testimony online.

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Aug 2

    Residential Infill Project (RIP) keeps rippin' along

    Planning and Sustainability Commission is continuing its discussion of proposed new rules for residential development.

  4. May 29

    Zoning watch: Work sessions begin on Residential Infill Project proposed new rules for Portland’s residential neighborhoods

    Planning and Sustainability Commission will consider public testimony as they contemplate revisions to the Proposed Draft; watch Commissioners deliberate on BPS YouTube channel.

  5. May 16

    Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) completes public hearings on the Residential Infill Project; extends written testimony until 5 p.m. Friday, May 18

    The PSC hears more than six hours of testimony on May 8 and 15. Nearly 140 people testified on proposed rules for new construction in Portland’s residential neighborhoods.