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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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Do I have to build housing or a commercial use on my property right now?

No. Residential uses are allowed in the proposed zones — similar to current zones — but are not required. However, housing is encouraged in some zones through bonuses and incentives. Retail and other commercial uses are also allowed in the Commercial/Mixed Use zones. In some locations within identified centers, the Centers Main Street overlay zone (“m” overlay zone) is applied. This overlay zone will require an active commercial type of use as a part of the ground floor of buildings in these areas. However, existing uses may continue.