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House Bill 2001

Oregon Legislature Limits Single-Family Zoning

· Real Estate,Land Use,Oregon Legislature,Single-Family Zoning

By: Rand Campbell

Signed into law this past legislative session, House Bill 2001 gained the attention of both housing reform advocates and those interested in preserving their neighborhoods. The law essentially ends single-family zoning in many Oregon cities. 

The intent of the bill is to address the housing shortage throughout the state. The law requires cities and counties to allow certain types of “middle housing” on urban land zoned for residential use that allows detached single-family dwellings. Middle housing includes duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, cottage clusters, and townhouses.

Depending on the size of a city's population, the city may be required to allow some or all types of middle housing. Cities with a population over 25,000, such as Bend and Redmond, must allow all types of middle housing in applicable zones by June 30, 2021. Cities with a population between 10,000 and 25,000, such as Prineville, must allow duplexes in applicable zones by June 30, 2022. 

Van Vactor Law LLC is a land use and real estate law firm. Attorneys Rand Campbell and Will Van Vactor are happy to help with your land use and real estate needs, including  zoning, conditional use, property line adjustments, and more.

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