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

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, the Residential Infill Project (RIP) kicked off a new round of public involvement at the Multnomah Art Center. More than 100 community members showed up to learn more about the project, ask questions and voice their concerns about new development in Portland's single-dwelling neighborhoods. 

In response to community concerns about demolition and infill, RIP staff and the stakeholder advisory committee are exploring ways to adapt Portland’s single-dwelling zoning rules to meet the needs of current and future generations. Draft proposals to reduce the scale of new houses, allow more housing options and address issues around historically narrow lots are now available for public review and comment.

Online Open House and Questionnaire

Portlanders will have many more opportunities to learn about the draft proposals, and staff will use the public input to refine proposals for City Council to consider in the fall. From June 15 to August 15, the public is invited to review draft proposals and take an online questionnaire.

Visit the online open house and take the questionnaire.

Open Houses and Drop-In Hours

More open houses are scheduled throughout the city in June and July to give community members a chance to review staff proposals. The presentations will be the same at all locations.

Please come to learn about the project, review the proposals, ask questions and share your feedback.

Tabor Space
5441 SE Belmont St., Copeland Commons
Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
*TriMet: Bus #15 and 71

Historic Kenton Firehouse
8105 N. Brandon Ave.
Wednesday, July 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
*TriMet: Bus #4 and MAX Yellow Line

East Portland Neighborhood Office
1017 NE 117th Ave.
Wednesday, July 13, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
*TriMet: Bus #25, 71 and 77

German American Society
5626 NE Alameda St. (at Sandy Blvd)
Thursday, July 14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
*TriMet: Bus #12 and 71

SMILE Station
8210 SE 13th Avenue
Saturday, July 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
*TriMet: Bus #70
This open house is hosted by United Neighborhoods for Reform.

*Visit TriMet’s Trip Planner at to plan your route.

Staff will also be available to discuss the draft proposals at the following drop-in hours:

  • June 21, 12:30–2:30 p.m. at Northwest Library, 2300 NW Thurman Street
  • June 21, 5–7 p.m. at Hollywood Library, 4040 NE Tillamook Street
  • June 27, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Kenton Firehouse, 2209 N Schofield Street
  • June 29, 3:30–5:30 p.m. at Woodstock Library, 6008 SE 49th Avenue
  • June 30, 4:30–6:30 p.m. at Hillsdale Library, 1525 SW Sunset Boulevard

Next Steps*
Staff will use the public input to refine proposals for City Council to consider in the fall. Council will provide direction on the recommended concepts, and staff will then draft changes to the zoning code rules for adoption in 2017. 

  • June 15 through August 15: Public review of draft proposals
  • August/September: Summarize public comment and revise proposals
  • October 3: Publish staff recommendations to City Council
  • October 25: Planning and Sustainability Commission briefing (tentative)
  • November 9: City Council hearing(s) (tentative); provide direction for code language
  • Winter 2017: Begin working on code language
  • Summer 2017: Publish draft code language; public review
  • Fall 2017: PSC and City Council hearings; adopt code language

* Subject to change; check website closer to date

For more information, visit the project website at, email project staff at, or contact:

Julia Gisler, Public Involvement

Morgan Tracy, Project Manager