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The City of Astoria City Council approved Ordinance 22-13 (File # A22-01) to expand housing opportunities in response to the recent State Law requirements and the Clatsop County Housing Strategies Report. A copy of the ordinance can be found here Final Ord 22-13 Signed  and highlights of changes are below:

Highlights of what was included:

• Expand opportunities for “middle housing” and other housing types (Two-family is allowed everywhere Single-family is, Multi-family moved to permitted outright in the R-2, Cottage Cluster permitted outright in a majority of the zones)
• Reduce minimum lot size requirements (R-1 reduced to 3,500 for Single-family/Two-family, R-2 and R-3 reduced to 2,500)
• Remove maximum lot coverage limits (Lot Coverage requirements were removed from R-1, R-2, R-3)
• Streamline review processes (When HLC and DRC reviews are required, the applications may be consolidated and reviewed solely by HLC, at the request of the applicant)
• Right-size parking requirements (All Single-family and two-family are required to provide two parking spaces but no more or less, calculations were adjusted to be calculated by number of bedrooms)
• Clean up outdated or inaccurate language in Development Code

Highlights of what was NOT included:

• Amend Comprehensive Plan
• New/update to Buildable Lands Inventory, Housing Needs Analysis, and Housing Production Strategy
• Rezone property
• Prohibit single-family dwellings
• Increase allowable building heights
• New historic or architectural design review requirements & processes
• New natural hazard-related requirements

Listening Sessions

The Community Development Department held four (4) listening sessions to discuss the future of housing in Astoria. Meeting notes are provided below.

If you missed the meeting check out our notes by clicking on the meeting date below.

 Uniontown: 2022-04-21 - Listening Remarks from the Public 

 Downtown: 2022-05-04 - Listening Remarks from the Public

 South Slope: 2022-05-04 - Listening Remarks from the Public(2)

Uppertown: 2022-05-14 - Listening Remarks from the Public

Helpful Housing Resources

Public Notice M56_Astoria

House Bill 2001

House Bill 2003

House Bill 2001 Interpretation and Implementation FAQ's

House Bill 2001 and House Bill 2003 FAQ's

Implementing a Regional Housing Needs Analysis Methodology in Oregon

Medium Cities Middle Housing Model Code

Large Cities Middle Housing Model Code

Clatsop County Housing Strategies Report

Senate Bill 458