Developers Say: Make RIP Be 5,000 sq ft Quadplexes In Every Neighborhood
With the Residential Infill Project (RIP) headed to hearings at the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) in May, we will be writing a lot about RIP in the coming month.
RIP as currently drafted is a sweeping re-zoning of 70% of Portland's single family house neighborhoods to permit duplexes or triplexes on every lot.
But the developers are pushing for RIP to go even farther. The Portland Small Developers' Alliance is lobbying for RIP to allow
Quadplex (building with four units)
5,000 sq ft or larger
35 feet tall or higher
minimal setbacks to street
plus a fifth unit, as an ADU
on every lot in every residential neighborhood in Portland
This basically means there will be no more single family house neighborhoods left in our city. Every neighborhood will be "redeveloped" to small apartment or condo buildings.