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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Changes in Effect to Accessory Dwelling Units on Peaks Island

These text amendments, aimed at fostering development of accessory dwelling units (ADU) as year­-round affordable housing units on Peaks Island, have a the minimum unit size of 300 square feet, may not be rented as a short term rental (both the AD...

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City Code Amendments
Posted on: February 25, 2019

New Hotels Required to Support Affordable Housing

The policy enacted by the ordinance is intended to increase the affordable housing stock to allow all economic groups to have the opportunity to live affordably in the place where they work.

In recent years, the city has experienced a steady rise in hotel/...

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Order 134-18/19 City Code Amendments
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Impact Fees in effect

In response to a recommendation in the City's recently adopted comprehensive plan, Portland's Plan, the Department of Planning & Urban Development, in collaboration with the Department of Public Works and the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Facil...

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Order 98-18/19 City Code Amendments
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Short Term Rental Amendments Effective

The short term rental amendment requires additional documentation from owners and tenants who are registering their primary residence; requires certification that renting a unit as a short term rental is not prohibited by any condo or homeowners' associat...

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Order 99-18/19 City Code Amendments
Posted on: November 14, 2018

New Portland City Code Chapter 8 Waterfront Development Growth Area

As part of the legal framework for the Tax Increment Financing District covering the Portland Waterfront, Portland City Code Article XV. Waterfront Capital Improvement and Economic Redevelopment Zone and Ordinance has been moved.  It has also bee...

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Order 80-18/19 City Code Amendments
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Retail Stores, and Testing, Manufacturing, and Grow Facilities

Beginning October 1, 2018, 2018, the moratorium for medical marijuana manufacturing facilities, medical marijuana retail stores and medical marijuana testing facilities continues until December 13, 2018. The moratorium for medical marijuana grow facilitie...

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Order 69-18/19 City Code Amendments