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Housing-Related Code Updates

The City is updating its development code to reflect state law for affordable housing and emergency shelters. 

The following went into effect in 2021:

  • Senate Bill 8, under certain conditions, allows developing affordable housing on property not zoned for residential use. On property zoned for residential use, it allows increased density and height.
  • House Bill 3261 allows converting a hotel/motel property to use as an emergency shelter. It also allows converting a hotel/motel to use as affordable housing, including properties that were emergency shelters before. 

Updating the development code allows us to provide more options in our community.

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For more information or project updates, email Senior Planner or call 503-618-2082.