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Residential Infill Project

  • Read a summary of the PSC's recommended Residential Infill Project proposals The Planning and Sustainability Commission has recommended that City Council adopt the project’s proposed changes to the zoning code.

  • Visit the Map App to see how the recommendations may affect your property The updated Map App reflects the PSC's recommendations.

  • 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 Planning and Sustainability Commission voted to recommend that City Council adopt their proposed changes to the zoning code, to increase access to multiple types of housing in all Portland neighborhoods by allowing more units – at lower prices – on each lot, while also reducing the overall size of each building. The recommendations are essential to reach our City goals for compact development and more housing choices including smaller, but still family-sized, units in more neighborhoods. City Council is expected to hold public hearings on the recommendations by fall 2019.

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  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.