PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland may tighten restrictions on new homes as community groups push to limit impacts of infill construction and demolition in close-in neighborhoods.
The Oregonian reports (https://bit.ly/1I4WIlR ) Portland may rewrite parts of its code to slow down infill development. The city’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is asking for $600,000 to launch a process to examine the issue.
Planners say they’ll likely focus on tightening rules on new homes’ height, the space they take up on a lot and the distance they stand from the property line.
The city is also seeking to address construction of so-called skinny houses, built on lots half the size of typical homes.
Mayor Charlie Hales said people in long-established neighborhoods feel threatened by “haphazard infill.”
Home builders say they’re responding to demand for new homes.
Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com
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