City Council read the second reading of the amendments on Tuesday, October 2. The amendments became effective on December 2, 2012.
View project information and the adopted amendments at http://www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/planning/residential-development-standards-update-project.
The land use file (ZA-11-03) and associated materials are available at http://www.ci.milwaukie.or.us/planning/za-11-03.
This project is reviewing the policies that shape the design and types of new and expanded single- and multifamily development, with the goal of creating a better set of standards that do not inadvertently discourage investment but result in a higher level of quality when projects are built. These proposed regulations will only apply to new construction (“infill” development), new accessory dwelling units (“granny flats” or “mother-in-law units”), and expansions of existing homes or garages. They will also allow new types of sustainability-related structures, such as water cisterns and solar panels. The new rules will not be retroactive. See the links at the bottom of the page for project and land use application information.