Better Housing by Design
Find a summary of the details here:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/671316

And find all the details here:
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/71903

Diverse Housing Options and Affordability
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Regulate development intensity by the size of the building, instead of numbers of units.
Require higher-density development to include visitable units.
Prioritize affordable housing
Provide incentives for preserving existing affordable housing and trees through transfers of
Allow small-scale commercial uses on major corridors and near transit stations.
Outdoor Spaces and Green Elements
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Require residential outdoor areas in high density zones.
Require shared common areas, such as courtyards, for large sites more than 20,000 square feet.
Allow alternatives to conventional landscaping.
Limit large surface parking lots and asphalt paving.
Reduce parking requirements.
Building Design and Scale
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Limit garages to no more than 50 percent of building street frontages
Require building entrances to be oriented to streets or to courtyards.
Require front setbacks that reflect neighborhood patterns
Small Sites: Simplify side setback regulations
Require building height transitions to single-dwelling zones.
Require large building facades to be divided into smaller components.
East Portland Standards and Street Connections
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Continue East Portland mid-block open areas through requirements for deep rear setbacks.
Provide space for new street connections in East Portland centers.
Calculate development allowances prior to street dedication to facilitate street connections.
Other Major Proposed Amendments
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Strengthen minimum density requirements.
Require transportation and parking demand management approaches.
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