Thursday, October 1, 2015

Metro President: No UGB Expansion Needed

Stating that the area has enough available land to accommodate the next 20 years of growth, Metro will not expand the Urban Growth Boundary, according to Metro President Tom Hughes.

Metro released a draft report in 2014 that said capacity already existed to provide housing for another 400,000 people as long as about 123,000 mostly multifamily units are built.

Metro's full  Council is scheduled to hold two more public hearings on the boundary decision at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29. and  2 p.m. Nov. 2. Both will be held at the Metro Regional Center, 600 N.E. Grand Ave., Portland. Read more.