Growth Estimates Predict 300,000 More Households in Portland Region by 2030

Population estimates mean that the Portland region will need about 300,000 additional homes by 2030. Where they should all go is up for debate.

"A report by Metro, the regional government, estimates that 224,000 to 301,500 more houses, apartments and condominiums will be needed in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties by 2030.

Metro's Urban Growth Report, to be publicly released Tuesday, doesn't attempt to say where all those homes will be built. Instead, Metro councilors and other elected officials are quick to say the housing needs estimate provides an opportunity for a regional debate about how we grow and how we pay for it."

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choose growth control rather than accommodation

I wish Portland lots of luck with this lose-lose decision between more urban cramming or having to once again move its green belt. The sensible choice of controlling growth has been taken off the table as the state mandates that communities accommodate growth rather than control it. As a result developers are the big winners and residents the big losers.

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