Portland, Oregon, legalizes several types of infill development and ADUs

Cities across the country are reckoning with an exponentially worsening housing crisis; prices continue to rise and the housing supply, at least in growing metropolitan regions, is failing to keep pace with demand. Much of the present predicament results from the ravages of the urban renewal era and restrictive zoning laws dating from that time. Mandates on building single-family homes and lots, that ubiquitous feature of the American landscape, serve to constrain the development of more affordable and denser urban areas and cement existing inequalities. So it is welcome news that Portland, Oregon, recently overturned a nearly century-old ban on several different types of homes. Substantial portions of the

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