Draft Middle Housing Code Amendments Now Available for Public Review (LU 22-0007)

Posted Fri, 03/11/2022 - 8:39am

The link to the "public review draft" has been corrected, we apologize for the inconvenience.

Pursuant to the City Council goal to, “Conserve the community’s quality of life by planning for change and growth,” and the initiative to, “Adopt codes that comply with HB 2001 that are consistent with the community’s sense of place, neighborhood character, and livability”, the City recently released a public review draft of proposed code amendments to comply with the middle housing requirements of House Bill 2001 (or “HB 2001”).

The amendments were developed through an extensive public process that included numerous Planning Commission work sessions, City Council study sessions, public surveys, neighborhood association interviews, a virtual Community Forum, an Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee, and other outreach efforts that provided numerous opportunities for public input.

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 11 to consider the proposed amendments. The code amendments are scheduled to come before City Council for approval in May 2022 in order to be adopted prior to the state-mandated deadline of June 30, 2022.

The City will host a second Community Forum on Tuesday, March 22nd at 6:00 PM in order to provide information and answer questions about the proposed code amendments prior to the public hearing. Click here to register.

Staff is also available to present at Neighborhood Association meetings and answer questions about the middle housing code amendments, upon request.

If you would like to coordinate a time for your Neighborhood Association to receive a presentation on middle housing, or if you have any other questions, please contact Erik Olson, Senior Planner, at eolson@lakeoswego.city.