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Clackamas County ADU and RV Zoning May Be Amended

Clackamas County ADU and RV Zoning May Be Amended

Clackamas County is considering amending its zoning code to provide access to more affordable housing in unincorporated residential areas of the county. The proposed amendments would allow property owners to do the following.

Build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on rural residential properties that are outside of an urban growth boundary (UGB) and outside of an urban reserve.

Use a recreational vehicle (RV) as a second dwelling on certain residential properties if the site is either inside the Portland Metro UGB, or is both outside of a UGB and outside of an urban reserve.
The public is invited to learn more and express their views about the proposed amendments.
Go online to read or watch a video presentation and then take the survey.

Go directly to the survey: Proposed Second Dwellings: ADUs in Rural Areas, and RVs in Rural and Urban Areas Survey. The survey will be open through April 10.

Questions? Contact Principal Planner Martha Fritzie at or join her for an online Q&A session from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 2. The link to this Zoom event will be available on the project website.
The public will also have a chance to comment on the proposed amendments at a Planning Commission public hearing at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 22, and a public hearing with the Board of County Commissioners at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 8. More details about the hearings, including how to submit testimony in advance or at the hearings, is also online.

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