News and Updates
Adopted code amendments for new apartment buildings and multi-family development will provide better housing options for more Portlanders to live close to services, with design that supports active living and connected communities.
City Council finished hearing public testimony on the Better Housing by Design Recommended Draft on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
A list of potential amendments to the Better Housing by Design Recommended Draft is now available for review.
Testimony on proposed changes to multi-dwelling zones prompts Mayor to commend testifiers.
Commissioners will hear public testimony about the update to Portland’s multi-dwelling zones on October 2 at 3 p.m.
Planning and Sustainability Commission votes unanimously to recommend new rules to improve development in Portland’s multi-dwelling zones.
Planners are seeking community input on potential zoning changes to balance affordable housing incentives with neighborhood compatibility in historic districts.
Commissioners will consider public testimony on proposed guidelines for new apartments, townhomes and other multi-family housing as they prepare their recommendations to City Council.
More than 30 people testified at a June 12 public hearing; written testimony on proposals to improve the design and livability of multi-dwelling housing accepted until 5 p.m., Monday, June 25.
The Planning and Sustainability Commission wants to hear from you! Testify in person or in writing about proposals to make apartment living safer and healthier.
Testify to the Planning and Sustainability Commission on proposed new rules to improve higher density living in person or in writing.
Here’s what it means and what you can do.
Learn about proposals to improve the livability of apartments and other higher density buildings, then testify to the Planning and Sustainability Commission.
Portlanders invited to review the BHD Discussion Draft and send comments to staff by March 19.
Better Housing by Design Concept Report addresses open space, building design and scale, street connections and more; comment to staff by August 7.
Better Housing by Design project shared draft concepts at two open houses; now you can look at them online.
Better Housing by Design project will share concepts and solicit community feedback at June open houses.
Learn more about the Better Housing by Design project, and share your feedback with the project team in April and May.
Community members invited to learn more and share feedback on ideas to create more open space, better housing design and improved street connections.
Portlanders sought to help develop code concepts that improve housing in higher density areas.
Community members invited to February 25 workshop at PCC Southeast to share ideas about how to make multi-family housing and neighborhoods more livable.