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Residential Infill Project

  • Did you receive a notice in the mail? Learn more about this notice, what it means, and what you can do.

  • The Map App highlights the proposed changes to zoning, overlays, building heights, Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and more. Search for a property, review the proposed changes, and testify directly to PSC.

  • Looking for a summary of the proposed changes? Download this 8-page document summarizing the changes put forth for public testimony.

  • Prefer to talk to a real person? Call the helpline at 503-823-0195 Call us with your questions, 9 - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

  • Tell PSC what you think about these proposals! Testify online through the Map App.

  • 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 allowed in our neighborhoods. The proposed changes allow more housing units to be built in residential neighborhoods, but only if they follow new limits on size and scale.

proposed draft of these new rules is now before the Planning and Sustainability Commission. And they want to hear from you. Whether you own a home or rent, it’s important that they hear from Portlanders of all ages, incomes, backgrounds and abilities. Because we all need a place to live.

You can testify online or in person at a public hearing. Questions? Give us a call. We’re here to help.

News and Updates View all »

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. May 2

    How to testify on the Residential Infill Project proposals on May 8 and May 15

    Tips for testifying to the Planning and Sustainability Commission

  4. Apr 2

    Builder’s mission is to increase the supply of ADUs so more people can have an affordable place to live

    Holly Huntley, owner of environs, has built 17 ADUs in Portland … so far! And more on the way.

  5. Apr 2