Housing Options Project FAQs
Below are staff responses to questions that have been submitted at community events in the past six months. This list will be updated as staff obtains new information. If you have an additional question that you do not see answered below, please email Rob Zoeller at email@example.com
- Why is the city centering racial equity in this project?
- How will racial equity be used in decision making for this project?
- What is the city doing to engage multicultural communities for this project?
- How does the city plan to work with and for the Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities to ensure greater home ownership within these communities?
- Where can I learn more about racial disparities in Beaverton and Washington County?
- Have you done an economic analysis to see if or how Development Code changes could incentivize developers to buy old homes as they come up for sale and then build out the most profitable type of hom
- How much has the city paid an economic consultant for professional services that benefit the Housing Options Project?
- What is House Bill 2001 and what is "Middle Housing?"
- What areas will be affected by HB 2001 overall? In the City of Beaverton?
- What is required to comply with HB 2001?
- Why is HB 2001 important?
- How will decisions be made on new regulations?
- Where is there flexibility with HB 2001 compliance?
- Where is there not flexibility with HB 2001 compliance?
- Can I still build a single-detached home?
- Is the city going to force people in existing neighborhoods to build middle housing?
- Have other counties or states done something like HB 2001?
- In some neighborhoods Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs), other agreements between private parties, or deed restrictions don’t allow more than one living unit per lot. How do I know if r
- What if I have concerns about the requirements of House Bill 2001?
- Can I demolish my existing single-detached home and replace it with a duplex, triplex, or quadplex?
- Will the city allow large apartments with commercial uses on the ground floor in lower density residential neighborhoods?
- What would prevent re-development that includes only the highest density housing type - for example, only quadplexes get built but no duplexes? Would there be required percentages of each housing ty
- In addition to the cottage clusters, will the city consider allowing tiny houses, particularly tiny houses on wheels (THOWs), as another housing option?
- For existing properties with typical frontage improvements from earlier decades, will the city require that those improvements be brought up to current standards (sidewalk widths, landscaping, utili
Note: These FAQs borrowed in part from materials developed by the City of Eugene planning staff through a Department of Land Conservation and Development HB 2001 Technical Assistance grant.