Implementation of Middle Housing Ordinances
(1)Before a local government amends an acknowledged comprehensive plan or a land use regulation to allow Middle Housing, the local government must submit the proposed amendment to the Department for review and comment pursuant to OAR chapter 660, division 18.
(2)In adopting or amending regulations or amending a comprehensive plan to allow Middle Housing, a local government must include findings demonstrating consideration, as part of the post-acknowledgement plan amendment process, of methods to increase the affordability of Middle Housing through ordinances or policies that include but are not limited to:
(a)Waiving or deferring system development charges;
(b)Adopting or amending criteria for property tax exemptions under ORS 307.515 (Definitions for ORS 307.515 to 307.523) to ORS 307.523 (Time for filing application), ORS 307.540 (Definitions for ORS 307.540 to 307.548) to ORS 307.548 (Termination of exemption) or ORS 307.651 (Definitions for ORS 307.651 to 307.687) to ORS 307.687 (Review of denial of application) or property tax freezes under ORS 308.450 (Definitions for ORS 308.450 to 308.481) to ORS 308.481 (Extending deadline for completion of rehabilitation project); and
(c)Assessing a construction tax under ORS 320.192 (City or county ordinance or resolution to impose tax) and ORS 320.195 (Deposit of revenues).
(3)When a local government amends its comprehensive plan or land use regulations to allow Middle Housing, the local government is not required to consider whether the amendments significantly affect an existing or planned transportation facility.
Rule 660-046-0030 — Implementation of Middle Housing Ordinances,