They’re tackling the tough one: Council to consider rezoning for higher density housing
The City Council will debate how much of Portland’s existing single-family neighborhoods to rezone for higher densities on Wednesday.
That is when the council is scheduled to consider the recommendations prepared by the staff on the Residential Infill Project for the final time this year. The most controversial one would rezone nearly two-thirds of single-family neighborhoods to allow the construction of so-called missing middle housing, ranging from duplexes and cottage clusters
Many city residents are split over how much rezoning is necessary to create more housing options and accommodate the 123,000 new households expected here by 2035.