Oregon Moves to Legalize Apartments in all Communities

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | July 8, 2019
Photo: Unsplash/ Everett McIntire

Oregon is poised to override restrictions on apartment buildings in all communities throughout the state. House Bill 2001 will permit duplexes on all land that is zoned residential in cities with more than 10,000 residents. In cities with more than 25,000 residents, the bill legalizes triplexes, four-plexes, row houses, and cottage clusters.
Those building types will also be legal throughout the Portland metro area. Cities will have 16 months to revise their codes to comply or else be governed by state law.

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