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The Sad State of HB 2001 Middle Housing Code Amendments in Bend

Call for More Public Engagement on Middle Housing Code Amendments

The City of Bend should engage the public before holding hearings on proposed amendments to bring the Bend Development Code into compliance with House Bill 2001. The Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2001 (HB 2001) in August 2019 to provide Oregonians with more housing choices by increasing density in cities…

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City Council to Discuss Eliminating Off-street Parking Requirements

The Council will hold a work session on April 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM to consider a request by a councilor to explore reducing to zero the minimum number of parking spaces required for new developments.  A new state law (H.B. 2001) requires that every Oregon city amend its development code…

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