Middle Housing Plan and Code Updates and Infrastructure-Based Time Extension
City of Woodburn
In 2019 the Oregon legislature passed and the governor signed House Bill 2001 (HB 2001) that requires certain cities including Woodburn to permit duplexes, triplexes, and quadplexes (a.k.a. quadruplexes) by right within residential zoning districts that allow detached single-family dwellings (i.e. houses) by right.
Per HB 2001 Section 2 the deadline for conformance is June 30, 2022.
Woodburn Middle Housing Project
The legislature also allocated grant money through the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) to help cities conform by analyzing how more infill housing in town would affect public infrastructure and establishing remedies to any problems an analysis would find. Per HB 2001 Section 4, this includes at least potable water (i.e. drinking water), sanitary sewer, storm drainage (a.k.a. stormwater management), and transportation. The City looks to include on-street parking under the topic of transportation.
Following City Council direction on March 9, 2020, City staff applied for and won grant funds and will prepare a draft legislative amendment (LA 2020-01) to the Woodburn Development Ordinance (WDO) by May 31, 2021 and adopt a final amendment by the HB 2001 deadline of June 30, 2022. (DLCD terms the grant "Infrastructure-Based Time Extension Request" or IBTER.)
View the RFP document towards the bottom of the webpage: www.woodburn-or.gov/dev-planning/page/middle-housing