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Zoning Code Update Pages #192 - 6/18/20


Download Update Packet #192

This packet includes only the pages affected by the update. Please note, subsequent updates may have modified these pages. The links to chapters in the chart below will provide the current version of the chapter.


  • Nan Stark: 503‐823‐3986
  • Eric Engstrom: 503‐823‐3329

Substantive Changes:      
This project streamlines the regulations for development of affordable housing on Conditional Use sites. New regulations include these amendments to the regulations in 33.815, Conditional Uses, and 33.820, Conditional Use Master Plans:

Exemption from Conditional Use review for:

  • Development of affordable housing.
  • Repurposing up to 50 percent of parking areas on Conditional Use sites for affordable housing.
  • Increases of up to 2,000 square-feet of new floor area.
  • Reducing the site boundary.
  • Maximum of Type II review when Conditional Use review is required, for development of affordable housing.
  • Type II review for some alterations to an existing conditional use.

Changes in chapters 33.281, Schools and School Sites and 33.667, Property Line Adjustment:

  • 33.281, Schools and School Sites: exemption from Conditional Use review for increases of up to 2,000 square-feet of new floor area; Type II review for changes of up to 25 percent of existing floor area.
  • 33.667, Property Line Adjustment: exemption from lot size and lot line length regulations on Conditional Use sites.

A series of unrelated typos is also corrected herein. 

Contents of Update Packet #192 (effective June 18, 2020):

Chapter Remove Pages Insert Pages Changed because of
120 All All Typos (bullet formatting)
130 1-2, Map 130-3  1-2, Map 130-3 Typos
229 3-4 3-4  Typo
29-44 29-44  Typos
281 All  All  Amended
510 27-40 27-40  Typos
561 Maps 561-1-4 Maps 561-1-4  Typos
667 All  All  Amended
815 All  All  Amended; Typo
820 5-6  5-8  Amended
910 35-36  35-36  Typos
930 All  All  Typos

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