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.
Over the past two months, Portlanders have reviewed and testified on proposals for new construction in residential neighborhoods. The proposals in the Residential Infill Project Proposed Draft would update the rules for single-dwelling zones to allow more housing options for people’s changing needs while limiting the size of new houses to better fit existing neighborhoods.
The Residential Infill Project Proposed Draft reports were released on April 2, and the Planning and Sustainability Commission heard public testimony at two hearings (May 8 and 15). Commissioners are also reviewing testimony submitted via the online Map App and other written testimony.
Public input has been robust! The PSC heard from nearly 140 people during the public hearings and received 1,089 written comments. Testimony on the Proposed Draft is no longer being accepted, but you can still review what people said about the proposals. Visit the Map App and read the public testimony.
PSC Work Sessions
The PSC is conducting work sessions on the proposals to prepare their recommendations to the City Council. At these work sessions Commissioners will not hear public testimony. However, staff-prepared work session materials will be posted on the project website so you can follow along.
Three upcoming work sessions are tentatively organized by topic areas:
- Scale of Houses – 2 p.m. Thursday, June 7
- Housing Choice – 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 26
- Narrow Lots – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10
Please confirm dates, times and agendas one week prior by visiting the PSC Calendar.
All PSC hearings and meetings are streamed live on the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability YouTube channel.
For more information about the Residential Infill Project
- Project website: www.portland.gov/rip
- Helpline: Call 503-823-0195; interpretation services available
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is committed to providing meaningful access. For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or other services, please call 503-823-7700 or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service 711. 503-823-7700.