The Oregon legislature is moving forward to help solve the state’s housing crisis, and if approved, it will change some neighborhoods. House Bill 2001 would require cities with more than ten thousand residents and counties with more than 15-thousand people to allow multi family dwellings in areas zoned for single family detached housing. If approved as worded, that could include duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes and cottage clusters.
Cities across the state, and those in Yamhill County, are watching this bill closely. Critics are concerned it will make neighborhoods to crowded and circumvent the intent of single family zoning.
Proponents say the state has to do something to create affordable housing and allow the state’s work force to have a place to live.