Affordable housing developers and service providers are calling on the city to legalize the development of “missing middle” housing, according to Bike Portland. An amendment to the Comprehensive Plan that would make it possible to develop housing types such as duplexes, triplexes, internal home divisions and two-story garden apartments near designated centers is currently being debated by the City Council. The Portland Tribune reported that the amendment is facing opposition from groups such as the United Neighborhoods for Reform.
The Willamette Week reported that despite Portland’s push for new housing, the proposed Comprehensive Plan leaves islands of low density zoning along corridors such as inner Division, Hawthorne and Belmont.
The Business Tribune wrote about the “new vision for Lents”, including Oliver Station by Ankrom Moisan Architects. The mixed use development will replace the New Copper Penny bar, and will include 126 units of affordable housing and unit 19 units leased at market rates.
Portland Architecture published an interview with mayoral candidate Jules Bailey.
The Portland Housing Bureau announced the largest funding award in its history. $47 million will be allocated to eight affordable housing projects, including six new building with 585 units.
The Portland Tribune wrote about the potential loss of Fire Station #3 in the Pearl, which could be torn down to make way for a 150 unit development at 505 NW 14th Ave.