New Code Guide for Additional Dwelling Units within Townhouses
Effective September 16, 2019: BDS has approved a new code guide that will allow additional dwelling units, specifically Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), to be constructed within Townhouses if certain requirements are met, and will provide clear requirements for spaces used in common by multiple Townhouses.
Watch this video presentation to learn more about the big picture of updates to the Zoning Code that fit in with the new 2035 Comprehensive Plan.
Portland’s new 2035 Comprehensive Plan will take effect on May 24, 2018, at 1 p.m. It’s a long-range plan that helps the City prepare for and manage expected population and employment growth, as well as plan for and coordinate major public investments.
Staff at various City bureaus have been working on projects to implement the Comprehensive Plan. These early implementation projects include significant updates to the Zoning Map and Portland Zoning Code, creating entirely new base zones and changing development standards in Portland.
We hope that the information on this page can help customers and community members with developing project schedules, participating in public involvement activities and learning about upcoming regulatory changes.
This table compiles significant changes to the Portland Zoning Code that will go into effect on May 24, 2018 at 1 p.m. The chart will be updated as future legislative planning projects are adopted by Portland City Council.