Breaking it down: How SB 1537 can better support equitable housing policy
The ruling prevents potential unwarranted UGB expansion and threat valuable surrounding farmland, a win for the careful way we set our urban growth boundaries so that our communities don’t sprawl onto the irreplaceable lands that feed our region and support our economy.
1000 Friends, in partnership with Friends of Yamhill County, won a case that prevents misuse of the home occupation statute to build hotels on Yamhill County farmland. The ruling is important to safeguarding farmland across the state, where our land use system protects farms from being picked apart for unintended, non-farm activities.
A decision by the Oregon Court of Appeals means there is now a successful example of a small community — in both Oregon and the wider United States — that has passed revolutionary zoning reform to allow a slew of housing types in residential zones.
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