PP 18-0008: Affordable Housing Community Development Code Review

Project Background / Summary: 

At its study session on July 17, 2018, the City Council provided direction on developing incentives for affordable housing, consistent with the Council’s 2018 Goal: “Adopt the tools identified in 2017 for more economical workforce housing.”

In addition to financial incentives (fee exemptions for Accessory Dwelling Units, fee exemptions and property tax relief for below-market rate affordable housing), the Council directed the Planning Commission to explore possible exceptions to some development standards as an incentive for developers to include some below-market rate/affordable housing units in multifamily developments.


Project Updates: 



On December 10th, staff will check-in with the Planning Commission on the review of potential amendments to the Community Development Code for affordable housing.

To view the housing Choices Guide Book (partially funded by the State of Oregon), click here.

To view the meeting webpage and video, when available, click here.



The Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a work session on Monday, October 22nd to review code incentives/exceptions used by other jurisdictions to encourage development of affordable housing; identify tools for further study.

To view the Staff Memo and attachments, click here.

To view the letter (with attachments) from the State Department of Consumer and Business Affairs on Tiny Homes, 04/04/17, click here.

To visit the meeting webpage and view the video, click here.

To view the presentation, click here.




Project Details
PP 18-0008
Project Contact: 

Scot Siegel, Director of Planning and Building Services, (503) 699-7474 or e-mail.

Reviewing Body: 
Meeting Date: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 6:30pm
Related Meetings

Dec 10 2018 - 6:30pm

Oct 22 2018 - 6:30pm