Residential Infill Project Update: City Council to hold public hearing on potential amendments on June 3

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Portlanders invited to testify during a virtual hearing, online via the Map App or by U.S. mail.

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On Wednesday, June 3, Portland City Council will hold a public hearing on potential amendments to the Residential Infill Project. This hearing follows public hearings in January and subsequent Council work sessions in February. Commissioners have proposed a few amendments to the proposals in the Planning and Sustainability Commission’s Recommended Draft.

City Council will hear testimony related to a number of these possible changes, including:

  • Aligning the proposals with recently adopted projects for consistency.

  • Aligning duplex allowances with state mandates in HB 2001.

  • Responding to the SB 534 requirement to recognize certain substandard-sized platted lots.

  • Creating a combined process for lot consolidations and property line adjustments.

  • Providing for a “Deeper Affordability Bonus.”

  • Adding a historic resource demolition disincentive.

The amendments are available on the project website, including a description of each amendment, a table listing the sections of code that are proposed to be amended, followed by the specific revised code language and commentary. 

Portlanders can testify “virtually” through Zoom. Testifiers can use a computer, mobile device, or telephone to testify during the hearing. Testifiers will need to register ahead of time on the project website. The deadline for registering is Tuesday, June 2 at 4 p.m.

You do not need to register to view the hearing, which will be streamed live at www.portlandoregon.gov/video.

Don’t want to testify virtually? Portlanders can submit written testimony until the date of the hearing (June 3) in two ways: 

  • Testify on the Map App: Select the Residential Infill Project, then the Testify button, to enter your testimony.

  • Send a letter to: City Council, Residential Infill Project testimony, 1221 SW 4th Ave Room 130, Portland OR 97204. 

For more information, contact Morgan Tracy, Project Manager by at morgan.tracy@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-6879.