Housing Rules for Single-Family Neighborhoods to be Finalized

In mid-November, the state is expected to approve proposed rules meant to implement a 2019 state law that requires large cities, such as Beaverton, to allow duplexes on most lots and triplexes, quadplexes, cottage clusters and townhomes in residential areas where single-family detached homes are allowed. 

Due to ongoing public health concerns, there will be no in-person meeting. All public testimony will be accepted by phone or videoconferencing technology. 

To check the public hearing schedule or watch the public hearing online, visit www.oregon.gov/lcd/Commission/Pages/Meetings.aspx for details, including how to testify. 

The new rules will likely mean that Beaverton will need to change the city’s Development Code to allow for construction of a wider variety of housing types in neighborhoods that are now mostly limited to construction of single-family detached houses. 

After the state rules are finalized in December, city staff will release an updated project schedule, including opportunities to provide additional input on potential alternatives. 

Get involved! Visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/HOP to learn about next steps, sign up for project updates and contact city staff.