Middle Housing

In 2019 the Oregon Legislature enacted House Bill 2001 (HB 2001) , which requires cities over 25,000 in population to allow the development of “middle housing” – including duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, townhomes and cottage clusters – within zones that allow for the development of detached single-family dwellings.

Consistent with the City Council goal to, “Conserve the community’s quality of life by planning for growth and change,” and the Council initiative to “Adopt codes that comply with HB 2001 that are consistent with the community’s sense of place, neighborhood character, and livability,” the Council directed the Planning Commission and staff to prepare amendments to the Community Development Code to meet the minimum compliance provisions outlined in the administrative rules for middle housing contained within Division 46 of Chapter 660 of the Oregon Administrative Rules

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House Bill 2001 Background

In 2019, the Oregon state legislature passed House Bill 2001, which requires cities to allow a wider variety of housing choices in all residential zones in order to address three goals: options, supply, and diversity.

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State Rules and Guidelines

House Bill 2001 requires the City of Lake Oswego and other “Large Cities” (Portland metro area cities, and cities with more than 25,000 residents) to allow all middle housing types in areas zoned for detached single-family dwellings.

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Project Timeline

The City began work on House Bill 2001 in Summer 2019 and our efforts to comply with the bill have continued through Spring 2022.

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City Approach and Public Involvement

The Council has directed staff to pursue development code amendments to meet the minimum compliance provisions outlined in the administrative rules for middle housing contained within Division 46.

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Draft Code Amendments

Draft code amendments proposed by the City to comply with HB 2001 were made available on March 7, 2022 for public review. A City Council Public Hearing is scheduled for May 17, 2022.

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Contact Information

Erik Olson, Senior Planner, (503) 697-6524 or email (link sends e-mail).

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