Planning Commission explores future growth


September 21, 2022

Benny Westcott

The Sweet Home Planning Commission learned during a Sept. 15 public hearing that the city's projected to add more than 1,500 people to its population over the next 20 years, according to a housing needs analysis and building lands inventory compiled by the Portland-based 3J Consulting and Lake Oswego's FCS Group, respectively.

Using that figure as well as the city's average household size, the analysis determined that Sweet Home will require about 632 new dwelling units over the next two decades. Some 460 would be single-family detached, 85 would be manufactured homes/cottages, 45 would be...

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