On May 24, 2022, the City Council unanimously adopted Ordinance 20667 to implement the Middle Housing Code Amendments.
The City Council held a public hearing for the Middle Housing Code Amendments on April 18, 2022, followed by two work sessions on May 11, 2022 and May 18, 2022.
The Middle Housing Code Amendments implement House Bill 2001, legislation that requires large cities in Oregon, including Eugene, to allow middle housing (duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, rowhouses, and cottage clusters) to be built in all neighborhoods. This legislation is intended to increase our housing supply and allow for more housing types of all shapes and sizes in more places.
The code is in effect, but the online code is still pending an update. Staff is working to have the online code reflect the changes as soon as possible. Until then, Ordinance 20667 contains the approved code amendments.
For the latest project information, visit the project webpage. If you have any questions about the new code, contact Senior Planner Jeff Gepper.