Continued Land Use Hearing: ZDO-277: Housing Strategies, Phase 1 - Nov. 3, 2021

The Land Use Housing Strategies project (LUHSP) includes three phases of amendments to the county’s Zoning & Development Ordinance (ZDO) to provide zoning opportunities to help alleviate the housing shortage in unincorporated Clackamas County -- particularly housing that can be afforded by people at different income levels. Collectively, the amendments would provide more residential development opportunities for property owners throughout most of the urban unincorporated area.

These proposed amendments would:

  1. Increase the affordable housing density bonus;
  2. Change parking requirements for multifamily developments; and
  3. Increase the amount of housing allowed in certain urban unincorporated commercial zones.

In October, the Board approved the first item, but continued the hearing to Nov. 3 for the second and third items in order to consider additional options related to those two strategies.