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New concepts for improving Portland’s multi-family housing ready for public review

Last week, staff from the Better Housing by Design project shared draft concepts for improving housing design and development in Portland’s multi-family neighborhoods.  

At two open houses, Portlanders could view concepts that addressed key issues in multi-dwelling zones:

  • Open space for residents
  • Building scale and transitions
  • Development bonuses
  • Scale-based zoning
  • The Connected Centers Plan project for the Jade District and Rosewood neighborhood.

About 75 people attended the two workshops to learn more about and offer feedback on the draft concepts.

Missed the open houses and want to learn more? No worries. Now you can review the presentation and the information boards from the open houses.

Comments welcome

You can submit comments to staff about the draft concepts by June 12. Email or call Project Manager Bill Cunningham at 503-823-4203. Feedback will be reviewed as staff finalize the Concept Report, which will be released at the beginning of July.

What’s next?

After the code Concept Report is released in July, Portlanders can provide comments to staff, who will consider the feedback as they develop draft code language. This will become a Proposed Draft for the Planning and Sustainability Commission to consider sometime in the fall of 2017.

For more information about the Better Housing by Design project, visit or contact Project Manager Bill Cunningham at or 503-823-4203.