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

Margaret Morales

Sightline Institute

Madeline Kovacs

Portland for Everyone

Harriet Tregoning

Former Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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
Margaret Morales, Sightline Institute
Eli Spevak, Orange Splot, LLC
Harriet Tregoning, Former Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

 

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