Draft proposals from Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability will be discussed during an open house at the German American Society, 5626 N.E. Alameda St., on Thursday, July 14. The session, scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M., will focus on the Residential Infill Project’s response to community concerns over demolitions, scale of new homes and Portland’s housing supply.
Chaise Jonsen of the planning bureau said the Residential Infill Project will continue to explore ways to adapt Portland’s single-dwelling zoning rules to meet the needs of current and future generations. The public has been reviewing the proposals since June 15 and will continue the review through mid-August, Jonson said. The city council will take the review comment into account when it considers the infill strategies in the fall.
Jonsen also said Infill Project staff and a Stakeholder Advisory Committee have divided the proposals into three areas: reducing house size to make infill more compatible with existing neighborhoods, increasing the range of housing types, and how to provide more housing by the development of smaller or so-called “skinny” lots. For more information, visit the project website.