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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Background Information

Over the past several years, the City has been working on housing, transportation and development issues in Portland’s higher density residential neighborhoods. With agency and nonprofit partners, City planners have focused on improving livability, public health and access to amenities for people living in multi-dwelling housing, in addition to addressing design issues related to infill development. The results of that community engagement, research and analysis informed the scope and purpose of the Better Housing by Design project. The following reports reflect those findings: