In an effort to provide more opportunities for housing development, Clackamas County is proposing amendments to its Zoning and Development Ordinance (ZDO) in its urban unincorporated areas.
The county has been drafting language and researching changes.
Now it's asking the public to weigh in on the proposed amendments at an upcoming Planning Commission meeting to be held virtually on Monday, August 23.
If adopted, the amendments would provide more residential development opportunities for property owners throughout most of urban unincorporated Clackamas County and help to address housing shortage and affordability problems.
The proposed amendments focus on:
- Increasing the density bonus for affordable housing,
- Amending minimum parking requirements for multifamily housing to better reflect market needs, and
- Increasing allowed housing density in certain commercial zones.