Quad Units

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Quad Units

Background: Quads are a type of stacked housing with two units on a lower floor and two units on an upper floor. Because a quad must meet the same height and lot coverage standards as the surrounding houses, this housing type is mostly indistinguishable from other houses within a neighborhood. A quad is similar in scale to other buildings within a neighborhood.

In addition, quads often share a common front entrance, making them look similar to a single-unit dwelling.

This housing type is neighborhood-compatible, with pedestrian friendly frontage and parking at the side or in the rear of the building. It can be a great option for corner lots or along busy streets.

Zones Affected: R3.5, R4.5, R7, R12


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Thank you for your feedback! On November 27, 2018 Tigard City Council approved code amendments to the Tigard Development Code allowing for a wider range of housing types within the city. 

The purpose of these policies was to respond to the need for a greater diversity of housing for people at all stages of life. The amendments included standards for “Missing Middle” housing types which have seen increased demand in the market as retirees and younger homeowners are seeking smaller, more vibrant, sustainable, and walkable places to live. 

Another purpose of these policies is to create an environment in which construction of a full range of housing types is feasible. This can be accomplished by providing residential zoning districts of varying densities and developing flexible design and development standards to encourage innovation and reduce housing costs.

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2ndSite almost 2 years ago
Not a fan. Too much like a mini-apt building. No different than putting an apartment building in a traditional single family residence neighborhood. Looks like no yard to speak of, no private outdoor space, shared walls and ceiling/floors, and would mean 4 or more cars for what "is mostly indistinguishable from other houses within a neighborhood."