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Planners mull new accessory dwelling law


February 7, 2018

Planning Commission members batted around a number of ideas for regulations to accommodate a state requirement that will allow the addition of accessory dwelling spaces on residential properties in an effort to increase the supply of affordable housing in Oregon.

Community and Economic Development Director Jerry Sorte told the Planning Commission during its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 5, that the city must allow them for each detached residential unit. A property with two residences could add up to two accessory dwelling units based on the new state law.

The city is limited to clear and...

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