The Planning Commission will hold a hearing at its regular meeting at 5:30 pm on Monday, August 24th regarding two code update packages. The hearings will be held via a virtual meeting platform.
For more information about how to submit written comments, see the attached notices.
To listen to or participate in the meeting, click here. Then scroll down to "Upcoming Events" and click on the "Agenda" for Aug. 24th. (Agendas are generally posted during the preceding week.) Details will be at the top of the agenda.
The draft code update documents are attached below, following each of the notices.
Among many code changes, the first package conforms Bend's development code to a new state law requiring that cities allow duplexes and triplexes in all residential zones where single family homes are allowed. They will now be permitted on 4,000 s.f. lots in RS zones. (A later update will address fourplexes, which the state also now requires.)
The major addition to the code is a new Chapter 3.8, called Development Alternatives, which begins on page 33. It addresses the following types of housing:
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