Residential Infill Project And
Other Rezoning Proposals
How To Take Action 

On HB2001:

Email the Joint Ways and Means Committee members and Laurelhurst's state senator and representative.  

You can copy/paste this list of their email addresses into your email message:

sen.BetsyJohnson@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.ElizabethSteinerHayward@oregonlegislature.gov, rep.danrayfield@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.JackieWinters@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.DavidGomberg@oregonlegislature.gov, rep.gregsmith@oregonlegislature.govsen.leebeyer@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.LewFrederick@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.FredGirod@state.or.us, sen.billhansell@oregonlegislature.gov, sen.dallasheard@oregonlegislature.gov, sen.jamesmanning@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.ArnieRoblan@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.ChuckThomsen@oregonlegislature.gov, Sen.RobWagner@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.PaulHolvey@oregonlegislature.gov, rep.susanmclain@oregonlegislature.gov, rep.mikemclane@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.RobNosse@oregonlegislature.gov, rep.carlapiluso@oregonlegislature.gov, rep.duanestark@oregonlegislature.gov, rep.alissakenyguyer@oregonlegislature.gov, sen.michaeldembrow@oregonlegislature.gov

If your email application uses semi-colons to separate multiple addresses (e.g. Microsoft Outlook) then use this list:

sen.BetsyJohnson@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.ElizabethSteinerHayward@oregonlegislature.gov; rep.danrayfield@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.JackieWinters@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.DavidGomberg@oregonlegislature.gov; rep.gregsmith@oregonlegislature.govsen.leebeyer@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.LewFrederick@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.FredGirod@state.or.us; sen.billhansell@oregonlegislature.gov; sen.dallasheard@oregonlegislature.gov; sen.jamesmanning@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.ArnieRoblan@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.ChuckThomsen@oregonlegislature.gov; Sen.RobWagner@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.PaulHolvey@oregonlegislature.gov; rep.susanmclain@oregonlegislature.gov; rep.mikemclane@oregonlegislature.gov; Rep.RobNosse@oregonlegislature.gov; rep.carlapiluso@oregonlegislature.gov; rep.duanestark@oregonlegislature.gov; rep.alissakenyguyer@oregonlegislature.gov; sen.michaeldembrow@oregonlegislature.gov

On SB10:

Email the Senate Rules Committee.  

You can copy/paste this list of their email addresses into your email message:

sen.ginnyburdick@oregonlegislature.govSen.HermanBaertschiger@oregonlegislature.govSen.BrianBoquist@oregonlegislature.govSen.MichaelDembrow@oregonlegislature.govSen.ArnieRoblan@oregonlegislature.gov

If your email application uses semi-colons to separate multiple addresses (e.g. Microsoft Outlook) then use this list:

sen.ginnyburdick@oregonlegislature.govSen.HermanBaertschiger@oregonlegislature.govSen.BrianBoquist@oregonlegislature.govSen.MichaelDembrow@oregonlegislature.govSen.ArnieRoblan@oregonlegislature.gov

On RIP:

Email the Portland City Council

Mayor Ted Wheeler mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly Chloe@PortlandOregon.gov

Commissioner Nick Fish nick@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Amanda Fritz Amanda@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner JoAnn Hardesty JoAnn@portlandoregon.gov

May 22, 2019 Update on HB2001 and SB10  

HB2001 moved to the Joint Ways and Means Committee (with the support of Laurelhurst's state representative Alissa Keny-Guyer).  The bill is waiting to be assigned to a subcommittee for a hearing and vote, which could be on very short notice.  The best way to make your views known is to email all the Ways and Means Committee members now.  

SB10 moved to the Senate Rules Committee, where it may be heard, voted, and moved to the Joint Ways and Means Committee.   

March 19, 2019 Presentation on RIP, HB2001 and SB10  

Three proposals threaten to re-zone Laurelhurst for infill redevelopment. 

The city’s Residential Infill Project (RIP) will re-zone Laurelhurst and all of Portland’s neighborhoods for redevelopment with quadplexes. City council will vote on RIP this fall. 

Speaker Tina Kotek’s House Bill 2001 will re-zone Laurelhurst and all of Oregon’s neighborhoods for redevelopment with duplexes, triplexes, or quadplexes. HB2001 is in the House Committee on Housing and Health Services, chaired by Laurelhurst’s representative Alyssa Keny-Guyer. 

Senate President Peter Courtney’s Senate Bill 10 will rezone Laurelhurst and many of Oregon’s neighborhoods for redevelopment with small and large apartment buildings. SB10 is in the Senate Housing Committee, chaired by East Portland Senator Shemia Fagan. 

At the March 19, 2019 LNA General Meeting, a presentation and Q&A was held on the RIP, House Bill 2001, and Senate Bill 10.  A copy of the presentation in PDF format is here.

Planning & Sustainability Commission Hearing September 11, 2018
The Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) has
substantially expanded the Residential Infill Project (RIP).  

RIP, as proposed by the PSC, now re-zones essentially all single-family house neighborhoods in Portland, allows quadplexes on every lot, and increases the allowed size of those quadplexes.   

 

The PSC has directed city staff to revise the draft code to reflect these changes, and expects to vote in November.   If the PSC approves the revised code, RIP will go to City Council for debate and the final vote, probably in March.

Here are links to:
The Sept 12 draft of PSC"s version of RIP
The latest RIP map (yellow is the area that will be re-zoned) 
Video of the Sept 11 hearing.
RIPSAC Notice Received By Laurelhurst Residents April 6, 2018
Laurelhurst households began receiving these notices last week - please don't pass this off as "junk" mail. These zoning changes will affect you!

The Portland Residential Infill Project is moving to the next stage--testimony before the Planning and Sustainability Commission.  We need you to submit testimony.  We don't want the public record to be dominated by developers and those who believe that building more housing is more important than every other value.  The LNA is not opposed to more housing.  We are opposed to building that is constructed in a sense of crisis and without thought for the future.  

 

It is important to be heard because this process is not over.  The original plan has already been expanded even though it had received substantial public input.  It appears likely that there will be a push to allow larger buildings (even though the limits on size are supposed to be one of the benefits exchanged for density) and even more units in less space.  The City needs to know that we are watching and it’s not just the developers who are involved in this process.

 

Our website also has a letter template that you can use for your testimony.  Feel free to use it or modify it as you wish to reflect your views. If you want more info or can't locate your yellow mailer, you can go to the City's website. The city website can be overwhelming. LNA Board Member, John Liu has broken down some of the information into fact sheets: City and Laurelhurst specific. You can copy and paste the letter and submit it online here.

LNA RIPSAC Template Letter (please customize)

 
Previous LNA Communication

LNA President, Scott Pratt Letter - 11/27/17

LNA President, Scott Pratt Newsletter - 11/17

Letter From Land Use - 8/11/16

Report on 9.18.17 Land Use & Transportation Committee Meeting at Southeast Uplift

The Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability (BPS) plans a roll-out of the revised Residential Infill Project (RIP) on October 10 at the Portland Building Auditorium (1120 SW 5th).  BPS staff will be present to answer questions at 5:00 p.m., and a presentation on the revised proposal will begin at 6:30 p.m.    Hearings on the revised RIP will be held by the Planning & Sustainability Commission during the winter of 2018.  As approved last December, the RIP proposal would create a Housing Opportunity Overlay Zone (HOOZ) that would affect a number of neighborhoods currently zoned as single-family residential.  New construction of duplexes would be permitted on lots zoned R5 (most of Laurelhurst).  Triplexes would be allowed on corner lots; "cottage clusters," on double lots – i.e., lots over 10,000 square feet.  (See pp. 15-16).  Most of Laurelhurst would be included in the HOOZ.   The hope is that RIP will yield more affordable housing.  To stay abreast of RIP-related developments, one can get on the project mailing list to receive E-updates.  Note:  On a separate track, the City has asked the state building commission to make it easier for homeowners to carry out internal conversions of large homes to create new housing units ("invisible density" or "density without demolition").  

The city proposes to remove properties on Sandy Boulevard between NE Multnomah & NE 37th from the Laurelhurst Plan District.  Rationale: The Plan District is intended for residential areas but the affected properties are commercial.  The city also proposes to remove 3349 NE Multnomah Street from the Sandy Plan District but to keep this property in the Laurelhurst Plan District.  Rationale:  The property is a residence, not a commercial property.  

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