In 2019, the Oregon Legislature adopted House Bill 2001, also known as the Middle Housing Bill. The purpose of the legislation was to expand housing options in Oregon communities in response to a deepening housing crisis across the state. Unlike conventional multi-family apartments, middle housing, defined as duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, townhomes, and cottage cluster housing can provide opportunities for both homeownership and rental housing that can be more affordable and size appropriate than a large, detached house. The middle Housing Bill does not force property owners to develop middle housing – the law simply makes it easier for property owners to do so if they choose.
The Middle Housing Bill requires all cities in the Portland Metro region to allow these additional housing types in areas that permit single family residential homes.
During the winter and spring of 2022, the City of Fairview will be working on zoning code updates to comply with the Middle Housing Bill and create more housing choices for residents.
Community Input Opportunities
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Project Materials and Presentations
Code Audit: Identifies Changes Needed
- Audit of Fairview Development Code
- Planning Commission Work Group Meeting #1
Background Information and Resources
- Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development HB2001 Webpage
- Planning Commission Briefing on HB 2001 from Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (May 11, 2021)
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