Middle Housing Code Changes | HB 2001 

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City Council Adopts Middle Housing Code Amendments 

On May 24, 2022, the City Council unanimously adopted Ordinance 20667 to implement the Middle Housing Code Amendments.

The City Council held a public hearing for the Middle Housing Code Amendments on April 18, 2022, followed by two work sessions on May 11, 2022 and May 18, 2022.  

The Middle Housing Code Amendments implement House Bill 2001, legislation that requires large cities in Oregon, including Eugene, to allow middle housing (duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, rowhouses, and cottage clusters) to be built in all neighborhoods. This legislation is intended to increase our housing supply and allow for more housing types of all shapes and sizes in more places.

 Land Use Board of Appeals Update

The Ordinance went into effect on July 1, 2022. After it was adopted, the ordinance was appealed to the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA). LUBA upheld the City’s ordinance. Subsequently, LUBA’s decision was appealed to the Oregon Court of Appeals, and that court issued its decision on July 12, 2023. 

The Court affirmed LUBA’s decision on the appeal issues related to the Willamette River Greenway, and affirmed LUBA’s determination that the Middle Housing approval criteria challenged by the appellants are clear and objective. However, the Court disagreed with LUBA’s decision on the appeal issue related to compliance with Statewide Planning Goal 11 (Public Facilities and Services). The Court remanded the appeal back to LUBA for further proceedings. The Middle Housing Code Amendments will remain in effect during this appeal process.

When will the Middle Housing code be in effect? 

The Middle Housing Code Amendments is now in effect! Ordinance 20667 contains the approved code amendments. The code is in effect, and is available in the  Online Code.

Middle Housing Fact Sheets!

Learn all about the different type of Middle Housing and new processes.

Project Resources From Before Adoption

Recordings & Meeting Materials

Links to recording and materials from past meetings are available on the Middle Housing Public Engagement webpage.

Project Documents & Links

Submitted Testimony*

*An index and information for each batch  of testimony is included as the  first section of each batch. This is the testimony submitted  and included in the record.

  1. Terri Harding

    Principal Planner