Knocking Down Walls: Eliminating Barriers and Increasing Opportunities for ADU Development

Nov 03 2017
1:30 pm
Concurrent Session

Madeline Kovacs

Portland for Everyone

Eli Spevak

Orange Splot, LLC

Knocking Down Walls: Eliminating Barriers and Increasing Opportunities for ADU Development

While smaller housing represents a solution to both affordability and growth management issues, regulations have impeded the robust development of accessory dwelling units (ADUs). This session will focus on how reducing state and local regulatory barriers to ADUs in zoning and building codes can lead to the restoration of economically and ethnically diverse neighborhoods. Experts will discuss land use regulations, fees, and permitting standards that restrict ADUs from blossoming, and share approaches that both promote ADU development and are politically viable.

Speakers:

Madeline Kovacs, Portland for Everyone
Eli Spevak, Orange Splot, LLC