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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

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Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Central City Floor Area Ratio (FAR) Bonus and Transfer Study

In the next 20 years, Portland’s Central City will grow by 30,000 new households. To ensure the area maintains a mix of income levels while accommodating rapid growth, Commissioner Dan Saltzman asked the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) and Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) to analyze and then recommend how bonus programs in the Central City’s zoning code could be updated to support affordable housing development.


Rachael Hoy, Senior Planner 503-823-6042, email

Kathryn Hartinger, Associate Planner 503-823-9714, email