Residential Infill Project Update: City Council to hold public hearing on potential amendments on June 3

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Portlanders invited to testify during a virtual hearing, online via the Map App or by U.S. mail.

On Wednesday, June 3, Portland City Council will hold a public hearing on potential amendments to the Residential Infill Project. This hearing follows public hearings in January and subsequent Council work sessions in February. Commissioners have proposed a few amendments to the proposals in the Planning and Sustainability Commission’s Recommended Draft.

City Council will hear testimony related to a number of these possible changes, including:

  • Aligning the proposals with recently adopted projects for consistency.

  • Aligning duplex allowances with state mandates in HB 2001.

  • Responding to the SB 534 requirement to recognize certain substandard-sized platted lots.

  • Creating a combined process for lot consolidations and property line adjustments.

  • Providing for a “Deeper Affordability Bonus.”

  • Adding a historic resource demolition disincentive.

The amendments are available on the project website, including a description of each amendment, a table listing the sections of code that are proposed to be amended, followed by the specific revised code language and commentary. 

Portlanders can testify “virtually” through Zoom. Testifiers can use a computer, mobile device, or telephone to testify during the hearing. Testifiers will need to register ahead of time on the project website. The deadline for registering is Tuesday, June 2 at 4 p.m.

You do not need to register to view the hearing, which will be streamed live at

Don’t want to testify virtually? Portlanders can submit written testimony until the date of the hearing (June 3) in two ways: 

  • Testify on the Map App: Select the Residential Infill Project, then the Testify button, to enter your testimony.

  • Send a letter to: City Council, Residential Infill Project testimony, 1221 SW 4th Ave Room 130, Portland OR 97204. 

For more information, contact Morgan Tracy, Project Manager by at or 503-823-6879.