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Residential Infill Project one step closer to City Council

Planning and Sustainability Commission votes 5 - 4 to recommend new rules for more units and smaller buildings in Portland's neighborhoods.

Revised draft of the Residential Infill Project ready for review

Project staff to brief the Planning and Sustainability Commission on Revised Proposed Draft on February 12; vote to recommend to City Council in March.

Residential Infill Project staff briefs the PSC on revised economic analysis

Planning and Sustainability Commission learns about the impact of their revisions to staff's proposal; more units, lower rents.

Residential Infill Project Update: Next steps for amendments to Proposed Draft

Staff studying and implementing changes requested by the Planning and Sustainability Commission; new meetings set.

Planning and Sustainability Commission directs Residential Infill Project staff to revise RIP proposals to reflect their amendments

Commissioners felt the initial proposals didn’t go far enough to address the housing shortage in Portland.

Residential Infill Project (RIP) keeps rippin' along

Planning and Sustainability Commission is continuing its discussion of proposed new rules for residential development.

Zoning watch: Work sessions begin on Residential Infill Project proposed new rules for Portland’s residential neighborhoods

Planning and Sustainability Commission will consider public testimony as they contemplate revisions to the Proposed Draft; watch Commissioners deliberate on BPS YouTube channel.

Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) completes public hearings on the Residential Infill Project; extends written testimony until 5 p.m. Friday, May 18

The PSC hears more than six hours of testimony on May 8 and 15. Nearly 140 people testified on proposed rules for new construction in Portland’s residential neighborhoods.

How to testify on the Residential Infill Project proposals on May 8 and May 15

Tips for testifying to the Planning and Sustainability Commission

Builder’s mission is to increase the supply of ADUs so more people can have an affordable place to live

Holly Huntley, owner of environs, has built 17 ADUs in Portland … so far! And more on the way.

Residential Infill Project Proposed Draft to the Planning and Sustainability Commission now ready for public review

Read about new proposals that will govern how our residential neighborhoods grow and evolve; then testify online or in person to the Planning and Sustainability Commission.

What are people saying about the Residential Infill Project Discussion Draft?

More than 700 individuals and 46 organizations submitted comments on proposed code and map changes for single-dwelling neighborhoods.

Public review period of Residential Infill Project Discussion Draft closes

Comments on code and map changes will be summarized in a report to be posted in January 2018.

Still time to comment on the Residential Infill Project amendments

Public comment period for the Discussion Draft extended to Thursday, November 30

Residential Infill Project draft code and map amendments now available

Learn more about the Residential Infill Project Discussion Draft at a kick-off meeting on October 10 and/or drop-in hours near you.

RIP is alive and well; public launch coming soon

Residential Infill Project to release discussion draft of preliminary code and map amendments in September

What’s new from the Residential Infill Project?

Project staff are developing draft code and map amendments for community review in the fall.

Residential Infill Project moves forward with Council direction

RIP team will begin transforming the adopted Concept Report into specific code and mapping changes.

Residential Infill Project Begins Implementation Phase

Next phase of the Residential Infill Project is honing the direction from the adopted Concept Report into specific code and mapping changes needed to implement the concepts.

With some fine-tuning, City Council approves Residential Infill Project Concept Report

Staff to begin drafting code and map changes in early 2017

Hearings wrap up on Residential Infill Project, but written testimony accepted until November 23

Nearly 120 people testified in person to City Council about proposals that could reduce the scale of new and remodeled houses and help create more housing choices in Portland

Public hearings on Residential Infill Project Concept Report November 9 & 16

City Council to hear testimony on new regulations that could reduce the scale of new and remodeled houses and help create more housing choices in Portland.

Residential Infill Project Concept Report now available; City Council public hearings scheduled for November 9 and 16

Proposals will reduce the scale of houses and help create more housing choices in Portland's single-dwelling neighborhoods

Residential Infill Project online questionnaire and open houses yielded 1,400 comments about proposed rules for new development in single-dwelling zones

See what Portlanders said about the RIP draft proposals and learn about next steps for the project as it makes its way to City Council

First public feedback phase for Residential Infill Project comes to a close; 1,400 comments received

Council to review recommendations for new regulations shaped by community input

Residential Infill Project questionnaire closes on August 15

Share your feedback on proposals that address the scale of houses, housing types and historically narrow lots in residential neighborhoods

Residential Infill Project open houses begin; share draft proposals for new houses and additions in single-dwelling zones

Online open house and questionnaire offer community members another way to learn about the project and give feedback on proposals that address the scale of new houses, housing options and historically narrow lots.

SAVE THE DATE(S): Residential Infill Project begins series of open houses, starting June 15 at the Multnomah Arts Center, to share draft proposals for new houses and additions in single-dwelling zones

In addition to open houses, an online open house and questionnaire will offer community members another chance to learn about the project and give staff feedback

Residential Infill Stakeholder Advisory Committee discusses alternative housing options that would promote middle housing types

Concept would create more housing choices for people of all ages, incomes and abilities; City Council holding hearings on related amendments to Comprehensive Plan Update.

Summary report of the Residential Infill Project’s online survey is now available

Over 7,000 people shared how they felt about new residential development in single-dwelling neighborhoods; read the highlights of what people said.

Residential Infill Project advisory committee addresses scale of new houses and remodels, narrow lots, and alternative housing options during two-part charrette

At a follow-up open house, community members learned more about the project, asked questions and shared concerns.

Over 7,000 people participated in the online infill survey, now the Residential Infill Project gears up for all-day stakeholder charrette and public open house

The Residential Infill Stakeholder Advisory Committee will spend Thursday, January 21st discussing regulatory options for future residential development in single-dwelling zones. At the conclusion of this work session, the public is invited to an open house to learn more about the project.

Share your thoughts about residential infill development; take an online survey between now and January 12, 2016

Share your views with City planners working on the Residential Infill Project to help identify community priorities.

Residential Infill Project advisory committee walks and talks to learn more about infill development issues

SAC meetings, informational sessions and neighborhood walks catalyze discussion of potential code updates to create more effective regulations in Portland’s single-dwelling neighborhoods.

Mayor Charlie Hales Commences First Meeting of the Residential Infill Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee

First SAC meeting signals formal launch of the code update project to address infill development in single-dwelling neighborhoods.

Mayor Charlie Hales Appoints Community Members to Residential Infill Stakeholder Advisory Committee

The 25-person committee includes Portlanders involved in design, construction and the sale of single-dwelling homes as well as people interested in how residential infill affects or contributes to neighborhoods and the city as a whole.

August 7: Deadline for Residential Infill Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee Applications

Portlanders encouraged to participate in project that will focus on new development in single-family zoned neighborhoods.

Residential Infill Project recruiting members for Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Portlanders sought to represent their communities and neighborhoods to advise City staff on new development standards in single-dwelling residential areas.