Portland becomes the latest city to scrap single-family zoning

More cities are overhauling their existing zoning laws in order to free up space for affordable housing. The latest city to do so is Portland, Oregon. Its City Council this week approved a wide-ranging rezoning ordinance that enables garden apartments and triplexes to be built beside existing single-family homes. The new policy is known as

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Minneapolis officially removes single-family zoning

Minneapolis has become the latest U.S. city to do away with single-family zoning laws, allowing a greater variety of construction within its neighborhoods. The measure to eliminate single-family zoning was approved in a 10-1 vote by Minneapolis City Council members. Single-family zoning laws have come under attack in several U.S. cities and states in recent

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Oregon bans single-family zoning in major cities

Oregon has enacted a new law that requires cities with a population of over 10,000 people to allow duplexes in neighborhoods that had previously been zoned for single-family homes only, making it the first U.S. state to do so. Single-family zoning means that only one home can be built on each lot, but the growing

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Seattle bids to trash single-family zoning laws

In Seattle, the mayor’s housing task force is reportedly in talks to make a sweeping change: Remove the city’s single-family zoning

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