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Reports and Resources

Excerpt from the 2011 Urban Form Background Report

Salient sections from the Portland Plan Background Report related to single dwelling residential area patterns and form

Middle Housing in Portland

Who, what, when, where and why?

Project Kickoff Presentation

Powerpoint slides from the October 10th Kickoff meeting presentation.

Project Summary Handout, April 2017 (PDF)

Summary sheet describing project scope, process, timeline, and the three topic areas.

Excerpt from the 2005 Regulatory Rethink Analysis – Zoning Code Approaches

Includes a review of different types of zoning codes, and includes approaches used by other cities, as well as some observations about Portland’s code

MAP – Narrow and Skinny Lots

Lots in single dwelling zones that are currently less than 36 feet wide.

Public Participation Opportunities (June 15 – Aug. 15)

Events to learn about the Residential Infill Project’s Draft Proposals and give your feedback.

MAP – Centers and Corridors

Shows the Comprehensive Plan Update recommended areas of centers and corridors.

MAP – Generalized Zoning

Shows basic areas and percentages of land area for Industrial, Commercial, Multi-dwelling, Single-Dwelling and Open Space zoning.

Residential Infill Project Displacement Risk Analysis FAQs

Helpful Q&As to understand the RIP Displacement Risk Analysis and the economic reports and BLI that informed it.

Residential Infill Project Overview

Powerpoint presented an the public open house that followed the Stakeholder Advisory Committee Charrette on Jan. 21, 2016.

Residential Infill Questionnaire

Printable version of the online questionnaire for draft proposals

Examples of Alternative Housing Concepts

Includes photos and basic data about alternative types of residential units that could be explored as part of the Residential Infill Project.

Guiding Principles (Comprehensive Plan Update)

This short excerpt from the Comp Plan update describes the principles of economic prosperity, human health, environmental health, equity, resilience in addition to infrastructure investment.

MAP – Development Activity 2010-2015

Shows residential development in all zones from 2010 to 2015.

MAP – Development Capacity

Shows areas of vacant lots or lots with additional unit capacity.

MAP – Frequent Transit and Parking Exemption

Shows frequent transit routes, proposed centers and single dwelling zoned areas as well as the 500-foot buffer from frequent bus lines and 1500-foot buffer from light rail stations where parking is not required for single dwelling development.

Residential Infill Project Open House Presentation, June and July 2016

Powerpoint presentation includes project background and context, project topics, draft proposals for scale of houses, housing types and historically narrow lots, and next steps

Residential Infill Project Public Involvement Plan, April 2016, Amended March 2018

Working document that describes project, community engagement process, public engagement techniques, decision process and engagement schedule of the Residential Infill Project.

Stakeholder Advisory Committee – Roles, Responsibilities, and Selection Process

Information pertaining to the SAC member composition and recruitment

2015 Urban Design Direction (Comprehensive Plan Update)

Illustrates how the city intends to grow, how people will experience the public spaces within it and how different places in the city can be enhanced

Residential Infill Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) Summary Report, June 17, 2016

Summarizes highlights of SAC discussions (Sept. 2015- June 2016) includes areas of general agreement, housing diversity perspective and neighborhood context perspective