Visit the Washington County Middle Housing Online Open House

For Immediate Release: Friday, July 16, 2021

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Middle Housing Online Open HouseHelp increase potential development of more housing options by completing a survey and sharing your ideas in Washington County’s Middle Housing Online Open House now through Aug. 13.

Community Planning staff is considering changes to the Washington County Community Development Code to allow more middle housing – duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes and cottage clusters – in neighborhoods where single-detached homes are allowed, and to make the approval process  less complicated. Under House Bill 2001 many local governments throughout Oregon are required to do this  to create more housing choices that suit a variety of households. 

Please visit the online open house to see how middle housing meets your needs, or the needs of your friends, family members, neighbors and community. Learn about the benefits of middle housing  and then take our brief survey – it takes less than 10 minutes – to share your ideas. Your input will help guide the Project Team on its recommendations to the Washington County Board of Commissioners.

Washington County is committed to planning and protecting the uses of the land -- balancing care for the natural environment, economic development, safety and community livability. 

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser