Anyone planning to attend their neighborhood open house on the zoning change proposal? Mine is tonight so I started looking into the plans.
"The goal of the Residential Infill Project is to adapt Portland’s single dwelling zoning rules to meet the needs of current and future generations."
Reminds me of the mad-lib inspired subject line of a broken spam email."The goal of the <<CITY PROJECT>> is to adapt Portland's <<THING TO ADAPT>> to meet the needs of current and future generations."http://residentialinfill.participate.online/share-feedback
That draft proposal booklet is a lot to digest. And the survey asks you stuff like "so you like the direction this proposal is going?" and never defines what the proposal does, so you have to go through the PDF and study it, then come back to the survey.
Proposal 6 is the only one with a helpful "Opportunities/Challenges" breakout, which would be nice to have for all of them since I can't figure out what most of these proposals are trying to accomplish. Other than meet the needs of current and future generations of course!
Increased density & adding more housing inventory are goals I can understand and get behind. But how does lowering roof-lines and requiring garage-less houses fix that? And letting a house have 2 ADUs instead of one is great for AirBnB but I'm not sure how that helps Portland.