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Land Use Committee Meeting
October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
6:00 – 6:05: Welcome and introductions.
6:05 – 7:05: Housing Regulatory Relief Project Proposed Draft Report: The City has proposed suspending or eliminating some regulations for projects that provide housing in order to encourage production of new housing. The Planning Commission will hold a hearing October 24. More information is at https://www.portland.gov/bps/planning/housing-regulatory-relief/news/2023/9/22/proposals-remove-housing-production-barriers. We will discuss and outline SMILE testimony for the hearing. The changes that are most significant for the neighborhood are:
- Neighborhood contact: Suspend all requirements for 5 years. Permanently increase the threshold for a meeting from 10,000 sf to 25,000 sf. Permanently eliminate the requirement that the Neighborhood Association be offered to host the meeting.
- Active Use: Suspend for 5 years the requirement that 25% of ground floor space be active use (retail or office) in our business districts (Main Street Overlay). Second most costly requirement.
- Taller ground floors and additional ground floor windows: Suspend requirements for 5 years.
- Façade articulation: Suspend requirements for 5 years.
- Bicycle parking: Reduce required bike parking for 5 years. Most costly requirement.
7:05 – 7:10: AARP Livable Communities Economic Development Workshop: Vikki DeGaa.
7:10 – 7:15: PSU architecture students studying urban street amenities in Sellwood-Moreland (tentative).