Not all multi-dwelling development is created equal. Some apartment complexes, for instance, have very little open space for children to play and people to gather outside. These effects of this have been felt during the pandemic and especially in lower-income neighborhoods. Accessibility and safe and convenient connections to local destinations may be nonexistent.
In response, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability launched the Better Housing by Design (BHD) project to improve the design of new multi-family development for current and future residents. The Better Housing by Design project is revising development and design standards in Portland’s multi-dwelling zones outside the Central City. The initiative will expand housing options, address needs for residential outdoor space, create pedestrian-friendly streets, create needed street connections in East Portland, and change zoning to accommodate higher-densities in historic districts.
]]>Mon, 05 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMThttps://kulshanservices.com/1-planet-news/march-29-sustainable-towns-cold-water-laundry-ocean-changes-keeping-fruit-freshIn this week’s 1 Planet News, we highlight an exciting sustainable town, Tide laundry’s new campaign to do their part, how doing good for the ocean does good for the planet, stickers that help keep fruit fresher longer, and climate change effects on the Atlantic Ocean.
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