City Council finished hearing public testimony on the Better Housing by Design Recommended Draft on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.Read More…
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The Better Housing by Design Recommended Draft has been available for public review since the beginning of August. Now Portland City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposals for improving the design and livability of housing in multi-dwelling zones. This is your chance to tell City Council what you support or think should be changed in the BHD proposals, which include zone changes for new apartments and other multi-family development throughout the city.
October 2 is also the deadline to submit written testimony (see details below).
You may speak for three minutes to City Council, and your testimony will be added to the public record.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 3 p.m.
Council Chambers at City Hall
1221 SW 4th Avenue Portland, Oregon
To confirm the date, time and location, check the Council agenda at www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/26997
You must include your name and address.
Use the Map App:
Select Better Housing by Design and click on the "Testify" button. Testifying in the Map App is as easy as sending an email. And once you press “submit,” you can see your testimony in the Testimony Reader in real time. You can also read other people’s testimony.
By U.S. Mail:
Better Housing by Design Testimony
1221 SW Fourth Avenue, Room 130
Portland, Oregon 97204
In October and November, after testimony closes and following the public hearing, Council will discuss potential changes to the proposals before making their final decision on the code amendments.
In advance of the public hearing, staff briefed City Council on the Recommended Draft on Tuesday, September 10.
The proposed code changes will help ensure that new development in the multi-dwelling zones better meets the needs of current and future residents and contributes to the positive qualities of the places where they are built.
City Council will consider proposals for zoning code amendments that:
Learn about how these zoning changes will affect specific properties by using the online Map App: www.Portlandmaps.com/bps/mapapp
Select Better Housing by Design and enter an address to learn about the proposed zoning for a property.
Citywide maps showing the:
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is committed to providing meaningful access. For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or other services, please call 503-823-7700 or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service 711. 503-823-7700.