Tigard Housing Options

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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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Housing Options for All Stages of Life!

The city is considering a wider variety of housing options for its residents. We want to hear from you about your housing needs and desires.

What types of housing options do you want to see in Tigard?

  • "I want to add an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on my Property."
  • "I want to own my own home but yard work has become too much of a hassle."
  • "I am looking to downsize but stay in my neighborhood."
  • "I want a family member to live near me but not in my home."

The main purpose of this project is to provide for a greater diversity of housing options for all residents regardless of age, income, ability or household size.

Subscribe to learn more about this project and to let us know what types of housing you would like to see now and into the future.

Housing Options for All Stages of Life!

The city is considering a wider variety of housing options for its residents. We want to hear from you about your housing needs and desires.

What types of housing options do you want to see in Tigard?

  • "I want to add an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on my Property."
  • "I want to own my own home but yard work has become too much of a hassle."
  • "I am looking to downsize but stay in my neighborhood."
  • "I want a family member to live near me but not in my home."

The main purpose of this project is to provide for a greater diversity of housing options for all residents regardless of age, income, ability or household size.

Subscribe to learn more about this project and to let us know what types of housing you would like to see now and into the future.

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    How about some high rise housing on the SW Transportation Corridor. Also some student housing on the east side of Tigard near PCC.

    Brian Asked almost 2 years ago

    Thanks for your comment! The city is looking carefully at housing preservation while also making other areas of the city available for multilevel and multifamily housing. Concurrently we are working with Metro and the City of Portland on an Equitable Housing Strategy that is working towards adding more housing along the SW Transportation Corridor including the Tigard Triangle. 

    The Tigard Triangle (the east side of Tigard near PCC and located between Highway 99W, 217 and I-5) was rezoned last year to allow for multilevel and multifamily housing. A new leaner code was also adopted to help transform the Triangle into a district with far more housing and small businesses than currently exists. Development of this area with a wide range of uses is critical to Tigard achieving its vision to be a healthy, walkable, and interconnected city.

    We are looking to prioritize projects in this area and will be adding more engagement opportunities in the future. Thanks for staying engaged! 

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    The housing in Tigard has become totally unaffordable for fixed income individuals. There is no lower income housing. We are running Middle class out of our city. I keep hearing about the affordable housing and the deals with the contractors to make % of unit affordable, But it is not happening. Wake up, we have to grow Out not just up.

    tra333 Asked almost 2 years ago

    Thanks for your input! We recognize the changes in the housing market and believe these code amendments will allow for an opportunity to build a wider variety of housing types including smaller units, which are generally more affordable. The intent is to provide clear and objective standards that allow the development community to have a clear path to build housing of all types. 

    The urban growth boundary (which limits our growth outward) is managed by Metro and although we are allowed some input it is ultimately up to the regional government to decide if the urban growth boundary should be expanded. With these proposed code amendments we are able to allow for "missing middle" housing types with the hope that it will spur development of units for the middle class, those who are on fixed incomes, looking to downsize or are just starting out. 

    The city is also working in partnership with Portland and Metro to work on an equitable housing strategy to implement along the southwest corridor to provide for more low income housing. 

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    Are there any builders working on property in TIGARD who are building either cottage clusters or Courtyard units? Want single level, NO STAIRS...

    HomeGirl Asked almost 2 years ago

    Thanks for your question! There are currently no cottage cluster or courtyard unit developments planned in Tigard. 

    The proposed code amendments would legalize these housing types in areas zoned for multifamily dwellings. Specifically we are proposing to allow Cottage Clusters and Courtyard Units in zones R3.5, R4.5, R7, R12. The zone number corresponds to the number of residential units allowed per acre. For example in R12 there are 12 residential units allowed per acre. You can find a map with Tigard's zones here. 

    The proposed standards are written to encourage a mix of single-level and multi-level units instead of standard multi-level units such as apartment buildings. 

    I hope this helped!