By: Will Van Vactor
In response to the affordable housing crisis in Oregon, many cities are looking to create more housing opportunities. One way some communities are doing that is by easing development restrictions on 'granny flats', also called 'accessory dwelling units' (ADUs). Oregonlive recently published a story on Springfield, Oregon's efforts in that regard.
Some local governments, to encourage affordable housing development, are lowering development costs for ADUs. Local governments can do so by waiving system development charges (commonly known as SDCs) and easing parking requirements.
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