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City Council votes to adopt Better Housing by Design

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 finishes public hearing on Better Housing by Design proposals – will consider amendments on November 21

City Council finished hearing public testimony on the Better Housing by Design Recommended Draft on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

City Council to consider amendments to Better Housing by Design on November 6 at 2 p.m.

A list of potential amendments to the Better Housing by Design Recommended Draft is now available for review.

City Council hearing on Better Housing by Design continued to November 6 at 2 p.m.

Testimony on proposed changes to multi-dwelling zones prompts Mayor to commend testifiers.

Testify to City Council about the Better Housing by Design project

Commissioners will hear public testimony about the update to Portland’s multi-dwelling zones on October 2 at 3 p.m.

Better Housing by Design Proposals Move Forward

Planning and Sustainability Commission votes unanimously to recommend new rules to improve development in Portland’s multi-dwelling zones.

Balancing housing opportunity and compatibility in the Alphabet and King’s Hill historic districts

Planners are seeking community input on potential zoning changes to balance affordable housing incentives with neighborhood compatibility in historic districts.

Planning and Sustainability Commission begins work sessions on proposed new rules for Portland’s multi-dwelling zones

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.

Portlanders tell the Planning and Sustainability Commission what they think about Better Housing by Design proposals for higher density housing

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.

Public hearing on new rules for multi-family housing on June 12 at PCC Southeast

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.

Better Housing by Design testimony (written) deadline extended to Monday, June 25 at 5 p.m.

Testify to the Planning and Sustainability Commission on proposed new rules to improve higher density living in person or in writing.

Have you received a City of Portland notice in the mail?

Here’s what it means and what you can do.

Better Housing by Design aims to make apartment living better in Portland

Learn about proposals to improve the livability of apartments and other higher density buildings, then testify to the Planning and Sustainability Commission.

Better Housing by Design draft Zoning Code amendments now available for review

Portlanders invited to review the BHD Discussion Draft and send comments to staff by March 19.

Ideas for improving multifamily development released

Better Housing by Design Concept Report addresses open space, building design and scale, street connections and more; comment to staff by August 7.

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

Better Housing by Design project shared draft concepts at two open houses; now you can look at them online.

Making multi-family housing work better for Portland residents

Better Housing by Design project will share concepts and solicit community feedback at June open houses.

Help! New multi-family housing design in Portland needs your input

Learn more about the Better Housing by Design project, and share your feedback with the project team in April and May.

Better Housing by Design project working to improve multifamily housing in East Portland

Community members invited to learn more and share feedback on ideas to create more open space, better housing design and improved street connections.

Interested in multi-family development in eastern Portland and other multi-dwelling zones?

Portlanders sought to help develop code concepts that improve housing in higher density areas.

Better Housing by Design project to improve multi-family housing design and increase street, bike and pedestrian connections 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.