State of Oregon Could Remove Legal Barriers for Inclusionary Zoning

The Oregon State Senate is considering a bill that would lift a 17-year-old ban on inclusionary zoning.

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January 16, 2016, 7:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Legislation that would allow cities to implement inclusionary zoning "appeared to get a lift as it returned to life in a Senate hearing" earlier this week, according to an article by Denis C. Theriault.

The lift came in the form of "qualified support" for the legislation from "prominent builders and a lobbyist for Oregon real estate agents," according to Theriault.

The article places the inculsionary zoning legislation in context of a larger effort by the Oregon Legislaturre to adress housing concerns in the state during this year's legislative session. ""The shift on inclusionary zoning comes months after a similar measure died in the Senate despite passing the House with strong support," adds Theriault. "It's even more notable because the new measure up for debate goes beyond the previous bill by adding the state's rental market."

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