Oregon to Consider New Densities for Transit Adjacent Neighborhoods

The Oregon Legislature is already considering one of the most sweeping and ambitious statewide land use reform bills in the country. A new bill would allow even more density around transit stations.
February 20, 2019, 10am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Transit oriented development adjacent to Trimex's Orenco Station, pictured in 2007.
Payton Chung

Rachel Monahan reports on a bill proposed this week in the Oregon Senate that would "require metro-area cities to allow 75 housing units per acre within a quarter mile of frequent transit and 45 units within a half mile. That number goes up to 140 units within a quarter mile of a light-rail station."

Senate Bill 10, authored by Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem), expands on the levels of density enabled by House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) that would end single-family zoning in cities throughout the state.

The article includes a map of locations in Portland within a quarter miles and half-mile of frequent transit.

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Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Willamette Week
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