The Case For Saving And Expanding Portland's Suburbs

Dan Morissette, a long-time home builder in the area, wants the government to help save the suburban single-family home.

"Morissette said the investment is needed because there’s not much vacant but fully serviced land left within the urban growth boundary â€" the dividing line between urban and rural land administered by Metro... 'Something has to be done, or we’re going to completely run out of buildable land,' said Morissette, owner of Don Morissette Homes Inc. and its land development arm, Venture Development.

Not everyone believes single-family homes should be such a high priority, however. Metro Councilor Robert Liberty thinks Morissette is out of touch with the way people live these days."

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