PP 19-0008: House Bills 2001 and 2003

In 2019, the Oregon Legislature passed and Governor Kate Brown signed into law two bills aimed at increasing housing choices in Oregon. House Bill 2001 requires cities to allow “middle housing”, defined as duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, townhomes, and cottage clusters (developments with multiple small detached homes), in areas zoned for single family homes. While the bill requires that duplexes be allowed on every lot where single-family housing is allowed, the other types of middle housing (triplexes, fourplexes, townhomes, and cottage clusters) need only be allowed in “areas” that are zoned for single-family use (not every lot).

The State Department of Land Conservation and Development is currently developing rules that will define what these terms mean and what cities must do to meet the bill’s requirements. The rules are due to be adopted by the Land Conservation and Development Commission by the end of the year. Cities in the Portland metro area have until June 30, 2022 to amend their land use regulations to comply with House Bill 2001. While the bill offers opportunities for the community to realize the environmental and social benefits of expanded housing choices, it also presents some challenges in maintaining the distinctive character of our neighborhoods and not overtaxing city infrastructure.

House Bill 2003 requires cities to study future housing needs and develop strategies to make sure that housing is produced. The bill requires cities to create and update housing needs assessment reports. Lake Oswego is required to update its housing needs assessment by 2023.

There are still many questions about what these bills require. As more is known, the city will engage the community in a conversation about how best to move forward. For more information on the State’s rulemaking process, please visit the State of Oregon’s rulemaking webpage. For information about the City’s work on addressing House Bills 2001 and 2003, please contact Erik Olson, Senior Planner, at 503-697-6524.

Staff memos and other documents are available in the Public Records File, click here.


Project Updates: 


Monthly Updates

The following updates are now available:

  • 01/13/2020
  • 02/10/2020
  • 03/09/2020
  • 04/22/2020 (staff memo only)
  • 05/29/2020 (staff memo only)

Documents for monthly updates are available in the public records file, click here.

To view meeting videos, click here.


Update 06/22/20

The Commission will receive an update on recently-completed and ongoing housing policy initiatives and an overview of existing housing needs in Lake Oswego in addition to identifying issues for further consideration.

Documents for this update can be found in the Public Records File, click here.

To visit the meeting webpage for 06/22/20 and view the video (when available), click here.


Joint Meeting with City Council 12/17/19

The Planning Commission met with the City Council to receive direction on meeting requirements and deadlines associated with House Bill 2001 (HB 2001), Comprehensive Plan and code changes necessary to attain compliance, and whether to modify the City Council’s affordable housing goals in light of these requirements.

Documents for this meeting can be found in the Public Records File, click here.

To visit the meeting webpage for 12/17/19, click here.

To view the video of the meeting, click here.


Update 07/22/19

The Planning Commission received an update on affordable housing and House Bills 2001 and 2003.  

Documents for this update can be found in the Public Records File, click here.

To visit the meeting webpage for 07/22/19 and view the video, click here.




Project Details
PP 19-0008
Project Contact: 

Erik Olson, Senior Planner, (503) 697-6524 or email.

Reviewing Body: 
Meeting Date: 
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 6:30pm
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