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Residential Infill Project

  • Thanks to everyone who submitted comments. Read a summary of all the community comments given during public review (Oct 3 – Nov 30)

  • Scale of Houses Should Portland reduce allowances for the size of houses in single-dwelling zones to address community concerns about houses being too large? If so, to what extent?

  • Housing Opportunity What is the feasibility and appropriateness of more duplexes, triplexes and accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to provide more housing options in single-dwelling zones?

  • Historically Narrow Lots What are appropriate lot dimensions for new development on historically narrow lots? Where should these lots be allowed and how can they be better designed?

Portland is growing and our housing needs are changing. Nearly 123,000 new households are projected by 2035. About 20 percent of new housing units will be built in Portland’s single-dwelling residential zones. Increased cultural and racial diversity and an aging population will also affect housing needs. The average number of people per household is getting smaller and households with children are expected to decline to 25 percent over the next 20 years. Portlanders have expressed concerns about the size of new houses, demolitions and the rising cost and lack of housing choices throughout the city. In response, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is taking a fresh look at the allowances for development in single-dwelling neighborhoods. See the project summary and timeline for more information.

News and Updates View all »

  1. Jan 22

    What are people saying about the Residential Infill Project Discussion Draft?

    More than 700 individuals and 46 organizations submitted comments on proposed code and map changes for single-dwelling neighborhoods.

  2. Dec 12

    Public review period of Residential Infill Project Discussion Draft closes

    Comments on code and map changes will be summarized in a report to be posted in January 2018.

  3. Nov 9

    Still time to comment on the Residential Infill Project amendments

    Public comment period for the Discussion Draft extended to Thursday, November 30

  4. Oct 3

    Residential Infill Project draft code and map amendments now available

    Learn more about the Residential Infill Project Discussion Draft at a kick-off meeting on October 10 and/or drop-in hours near you.

  5. Aug 7

    RIP is alive and well; public launch coming soon

    Residential Infill Project to release discussion draft of preliminary code and map amendments in September