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Learn more about Oregon House Bill 2001 (HB 2001), what it is, what it isn't, and how the City of Bend is excluding the public from a transparent discussion about the impacts of pending changes to the Bend Development Code. Help ensure that middle housing succeeds in Bend because the community supports it.
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Proposed Middle Housing Code Amendments Available for Review
City staff have drafted amendments to the Bend Development Code (BDC) to implement House Bill 2001, which requires that cities allow middle housing types where single-family homes are permitted.
To review the draft amendments to the Bend Comprehensive Plan and the BDC on the City's web site, click the button below. The proposed changes address minimum off-street parking requirements, as well as siting standards for setbacks, lot coverage, floor area ratio, and building height, and design standards for garage doors, front door orientation, and windows.
A final draft will go to a Planning Commission work session on June 14th. Hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council are expected to be held in July and August.