In response to community concern, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability has launched the Residential Infill Project to address scale, size, mass and location of new single-family construction. The intent of the project is to help protect the unique character of Portland’s treasured neighborhoods. It will also look at smaller forms of housing (skinny houses, stacked flats, cottages, etc.) to ensure that, where they are allowed, these more affordable forms of housing reflect the desired character of the single-dwelling zones.
Staff are now recruiting members for a 25-person project Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC). Please visit the SAC webpage for more information about committee member roles, responsibilities, selection process and timeline. A Statement of Interest must be submitted no later than August 7, 2015, to:
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
c/o Residential Infill SAC
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 7100
Portland, OR 97201
The SAC will meet throughout the 18-month long project, helping to draft and adopt regulations through a public legislative process. SAC members will be asked to share discussions and updates with their respective networks as well as assist at public events.