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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

More middle housing? Apparently not yet

Written October 16th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The 2019 Oregon legislature wanted more “middle housing” to be built in areas zoned for single families, but so far in Albany there’s no sign it’s getting its wish.


The muddle over middle housing

Written September 9th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

When it passed House Bill 2001, the 2019 legislature outlawed the kind of zoning that allows only single-family houses in Oregon cities above 10,000 population. But as the Albany City Council was reminded Monday, it did not restrict the construction of single-family houses.

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More kinds of housing may be in store

Written July 3rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The legislature wants Albany and other Oregon cities to allow more housing, and different kinds of housing, to be built in the space available, which makes sense. But instead of easing up on Oregon’s insanely convoluted land-use laws, it has added new complications with House Bill 2001.


 
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