CASE FILE NOS. HCP-002-22 & CDCA-001-22 Housing Hillsboro
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the Planning Commission through a Zoom virtual meeting at or shortly after 6:00 pm, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Instructions on how to join the Zoom meeting are list- ed below. At this meeting, the Planning Commission will con- sider proposed amendments to the Hillsboro Comprehensive Plan (HCP) and the Community Development Code (CDC). The Planning Commission will forward its recommendations to the City Council in two Orders. The City Council will then consider adopting decisions on the proposed amendments in two Ordinances.
Summary: Housing Hillsboro is about more than just compliance with State of Oregon statute; it is about the opportunity to remove barriers and achieve City Council goals and Comprehensive Plan policies to encourage the development of diverse, affordable, and accessible housing units. The City is proposing text amendments to the HCP, Ordinance No. 6249 (Case File No.: HCP-002-22), and CDC, Ordinance No. 6094 (Case File No.: CDCA-001-22), to implement changes in State of Oregon law adopted through a variety of bills passed by the Oregon Legislature. A list of the State of Oregon law changes, along with brief descriptions of each of the bills, is below. The amendments apply to most of the zones in the City; however, the amendment that may affect the permissible use of property is related to the flexibility on permissible housing types through the Planned Unit Development (PUD) process currently al- lowed in various zones. The specific sections of the HCP and CDC that are being impacted by these amendments are listed below.
Affected Land Use Planning Documents
Section 2 Design & Development
Section 4 Housing
Section 21 Land Use Planning & Procedures
Section 24 Station Community Planning Areas
Section 27 Witch Hazel Village Community Plan Section 31 South Hillsboro Community Plan
Section 35 Glossary
Section 12.01 General Provisions
Section 12.10 Use Categories
Section 12.21 Single Family Residential Zones Section 12.22 Multi-Family Residential Zones Section 12.23 Commercial Zones
Section 12.24 Mixed-Use and Urban Center Zones Section 12.25 Industrial Zones
Section 12.26 Institutional and Open Space Zones Section 12.30 Non-Conforming Situations
Section 12.40 Special Use Standards
Section 12.50 Development & Design Standards Section 12.61 – 12.67 Plan Districts
Section 12.70 Procedures
Section 12.80 Applications
The State of Oregon law changes included in the Housing Hillsboro amendments are:
•Senate Bill 458: Requires cities in Oregon to allow certain middle housing land divisions.
•Senate Bill 1051: Expanded the requirement for clear and objective development standards in ORS 197.307(4) to “all housing” inside an urban growth boundary.
•Senate Bill 8: Requires cities in Oregon to allow certain affordable housing projects in any zone except “heavy industrial” zones without requiring a zone change or conditional use permit if certain criteria and standards are met.
•House Bill 2001: Requires cities to allow a duplex on each lot and allow triplexes, quadplexes, cottage clusters, and town- houses in all residential zones that allow single detached dwellings.
•House Bill 2008: Requires cities to approve the development of certain affordable housing projects by nonprofit corporations organized as religious corporations.
•House Bill 3261: Allows the conversion of motels and hotels to emergency shelters without conditions except those ensuring building codes and occupancy limits are met; or conversion to affordable housing subject to only “reasonable regulations on siting and design.”
•House Bill 2583: Prohibits cities from establishing an occupancy limit for any residential unit based on the familial or non- familial relationships among occupants.
The HCP and CDC amendments serve five primary purposes:
1.Middle Housing: To allow (1) duplexes, triplexes, quadplex- es, townhouses, and cottage clusters in all zones that allow development of single detached dwellings by July 1, 2022, (2) regulation of middle housing through “reasonable local regulations related to siting and design,” and to comply with the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR), and (3) middle housing land divisions.
2.Clear and Objective Standards: To ensure that housing is subject only to clear and objective standards, criteria, and procedures, as required by ORS 197.307(4). Amendments to implement this requirement have limited certain housing types in some zones and amended housing standards.
3.Affordable Housing: To ensure compliance with legislation listed above, which require jurisdictions to approve regulated affordable housing developments that meet certain criteria. 4.Sheltering: To ensure compliance with legislation listed above, which requires jurisdictions to approve the conversion of motels and hotels to emergency shelters or affordable housing if certain criteria are met. Also, the amendments are addressing an existing gap in the CDC related to shelters generally. 5.Definition of a Household: To ensure compliance with legislation listed above, which prohibits cities from establishing residential occupancy limits based on familial or nonfamilial relationships.
The current version of the HCP and CDC may be viewed online at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/our-city/departments/ -community-development/codes-standards or in the Planning Division office at the Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97124. The procedures by which an HCP Minor Text Amendment and a CDC Text Amendment are re- viewed can be found in CDC Sections 12.70.060 Type IV Procedure and 12.80.140 Text Amendment.
The staff reports, including draft Orders, will be available at Hillsboro-Oregon.civicweb.net by Tuesday, April 5, 2022. All interested persons are invited to attend this virtual hearing on Zoom (instructions below) and will be given an opportunity to be heard concerning the proposal. Testimony can be provided during the Zoom hearing, or you may submit testimony in writ- ing prior to the meeting by sending your written comments to the address listed on the first page of this notice, or by email to MiddleHousing@hillsboro-oregon.gov. Telephone conversations cannot be accepted as testimony. For additional details, contact the Planning Division at 503-681-6153. We look for- ward to answering your questions.
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To join the Zoom Meeting, go to Zoom.us/Join and enter the following:
Meeting ID: 862 7797 1388 and Passcode: 214416.
You can also call in to the meeting by dialing 1-253-215-8782. Publish March 24 & 31, 2022 NT236087