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ADU Legislative Initiatives Abound

SDC Waiver, Residential Infill Project, Oregon and California state legislative updates….

There are significant ADU legislative initiatives underway in California, Porltand, and Oregon at large. Each of these legislative efforts have national signficance.

May 2, 2018 · 5 Comments

I’m semi-retiring! (On a personal note…)

I’m semi-retiring as a co-editor and numbers guy at accessorydwellings.org . But the site is alive and well.

October 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Do lax “granny flat” regulations encourage absentee landlords? Some new evidence from Portland.

Imagine, in the abstract, the absentee landlord. I personally see him as a sort of Dickensian villain, say Sir Mulberry Hawk, coarse in intention despite his fine clothing and mustache, … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 6 Comments

New Energy Performance Incentive Available for New ADUs

In a post on my personal ADU blog, I described an awesome building incentive that was made available for my ADU from the Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO). My ADU … Continue reading

January 4, 2012 · 4 Comments
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